|Directed by||S. P. Muthuraman|
|Written by||Panchu Arunachalam (dialogues)|
|Screenplay by||Panchu Arunachalam|
|Produced by||N. S. Mani|
|Edited by||R. Vittal|
M. A. M. Films
|Distributed by||M. A. M. Films|
Vatathukkul Chadhuram is a 1978 Indian Tamil film, directed by S. P. Muthuraman and produced by N. S. Mani. The film is based on the novel written by Maharishi. The film stars Latha, Sumithra, Srikanth and Sarath Babu in lead roles. The film had musical score by Ilaiyaraaja. The story depicts the depth of friendship shared between the characters Anu and Malathy.
The movie name, meaning a square inside a circle, symbolizes the situation of the character Anu's (Latha) life. Anu falls in love with Karthik (Srikanth), the brother of her best friend Malathy (Sumithra) from childhood. Kartik doesn't like her, since she was born out of wedlock. Malathy has always done well in school and wishes to continue studying further. Kartik and Malathy's mother tries to get her married. Anu suggests that she could take her along to Chennai, where she could continue studying while Anu pursues a dancing career. Anu has to compromise and get along with her hotel managers to get a dancing contract to earn money to educate Malathy. Meanwhile, Malathy's fiancée doesn't approve of her friendship with a club dancer, and asks Malathy to cut Anu out of her life. Though Malathy doesn't approve of her friend's way of earning a living, she cannot throw away 15 years of friendship. Malathy decides to cancel the marriage proposal in order to save her friendship. Anu goes to extreme measures to save her friend's love life.
|1||"Idho Idho En Nenjile"||S. Janaki, B. S. Sasirekha, Uma Devi||Panchu Arunachalam||05:13|
|2||"Perazhagu Meni"||S. Janaki||Panchu Arunachalam||03:15|
|3||"Kaadhal Ennum Kaaviyam"||Jikki||Panchu Arunachalam||04:35|
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