Dharmam Thalai Kaakkum

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  • NR
  • 1963
  • 2 hr 7 min
  • 7.4  (21)

Dharmam Thalai Kaakkum is a Tamil language social drama film released in 1963, directed by M.A. Thirumugam and starring Saroja Devi B., M.R. Radha, and M.G. Ramachandran in lead roles. The plot of the film revolves around the concept of justice, morality, and ethics portrayed through the story of a temple priest. The film opens with a young priest named Sivagiri, played by M.G. Ramachandran, who lives by the principles of honesty and devotion towards God. He is respected by the people of his village and is known for his wisdom and generosity. However, his life takes a turn when he witnesses a murder committed by the powerful and corrupt businessman Gnanapragasam, enacted by M.R. Radha. Sivagiri gathers evidence and decides to take the matter to the court of law, despite being threatened and tarnished by Gnanapragasam's henchmen.

The typical Tamil film elements of drama, action, and romance are incorporated within the narrative. Making its point regarding the importance of ethics, truth, and integrity very clear through the practical and emotional events that unfold.

The stakes are high, and pressure mounts on Sivagiri, he is forced to reconsider his actions that might have unforeseen consequences beyond himself. Will he be able to take Gnanapragasam head-on in a quest for justice, or will he succumb to pressure?

Meanwhile, Sivagiri's love interest, played by Saroja Devi B, who is a music teacher, stands by him and encourages him to fight for what is right. Romance blossoms between the couple, and the songs of the movie offer a moment of romance and lightheartedness amidst the intense drama.

The film showcases the stark contrast between Sivagiri, an honest priest who values justice, and Gnanapragasam, a wealthy and influential businessman who values power and money over everything else. It cleverly portrays the complexity of human nature and the struggle between morality and greed.

The film's climax is both a celebration of justice and a tragedy of human nature. It leaves a lasting impression that justice, morality, and ethics are necessary for society's progress.

Dharmam Thalai Kaakkum is an emotional and engrossing film that holds audiences' attention while also sending a powerful message. The movie balances action, drama, and romance which are peppered with music and songs that add vibrant energy to the story. M.G. Ramachandran, M.R. Radha, and Saroja Devi B are in top form, and their on-screen performances are impressive. Overall, the movie offers a captivating watch that delivers a potent and necessary message of integrity and justice.

In conclusion, Dharmam Thalai Kaakkum is a must-watch film that has stood the test of time and serves as a warning against the corrupt and nefarious who seek to suppress justice and morality at the cost of everyone's well-being.

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  • Runtime
    2 hr 7 min
  • IMDB Rating
    7.4  (21)