Watch Kaadhal Parisu
- 2 hr 29 min
Kaadhal Parisu is a 1987 Tamil-language romantic-drama film directed by K. Balachander and starring Kamal Haasan in the lead role. The film also features Radha and Ambika in pivotal roles alongside other supporting actors. The title of the film translates to 'Lover's Diamond', which speaks to the central theme of longing, passion and the price we pay for love.
The plot revolves around the love triangle between Kamal Haasan (Balaji), Radha (Viji), and Ambika (Madhura). Balaji and Viji, a couple in love, work in the same company. Balaji is head-over-heels in love with Viji, and they plan to get married soon. By this time, a new colleague, Madhura, joins their office. Madhura is a widow and is the mother of a young boy.
Balaji is immediately drawn to Madhura's beauty and Charm. Despite Viji's warning, he starts spending more time with Madhura, eventually falls in love with her only to find out that she reciprocates the feelings. Balaji is now torn between his love for Viji and his passion for Madhura.
The story unfolds with Balaji struggling to choose between the two women in his life as the plot evolves into a mature portrayal of this complex love triangle. Viji is a conservative, shy girl who values Balaji's love above all else. Madhura is a modern, independent woman who is happy to express herself and who is not afraid to fight for what she wants.
The film deals with some of the timeless themes of human relationships, exploring the intricacies, heartache, and pain that can be associated with love. It is a love story that portrays the true, conflicting emotions of the characters and does not shy away from showcasing the characters' pain, jealousy, and frustration.
Kamal Haasan's performance, as always, is brilliantly nuanced, adding depth to the various shades of his character's personalities. He conveys a range of emotions, from tenderness to jealousy to longing, making Balaji's predicament palpable. Radha and Ambika are effortless in their roles, adding to the chemistry between the characters.
The music by Ilaiyaraaja is yet another highlight and creates the perfect ambiance for each scene. The songs are soulful and romantic, amplifying the emotions associated with each moment.
Kaadhal Parisu is a classic that has stood the test of time, one of those movies which have left an indelible mark on Tamil cinema. K. Balachander's direction, coupled with Kamal Haasan's mastery, makes this film a masterpiece. The film stands out for its bold storytelling and the mature portrayal of a love triangle, making it a must-watch for anyone who loves realistic, dramatic films.
Kaadhal Parisu is a 1987 drama with a runtime of 2 hours and 29 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.0.