Manathil Uruthi Vendum

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  • 1987
  • 2 hr 26 min
  • 7.1  (104)

Manathil Uruthi Vendum is a 1987 Tamil drama film directed by K. Balachander, starring Suhasini, S.P. Balasubrahmanyam and Ramesh Aravind in lead roles. The movie explores the relationship between a brother and a sister and how they deal with life's challenges. The story revolves around Sujatha (Suhasini), a loving and caring sister to her younger brother, Chakravarthy (Ramesh Aravind). She is an independent woman who works as a teacher and tries to make ends meet for her family. Chakravarthy, on the other hand, is a spoilt brat who spends his time drinking and gambling. He depends on his sister for financial support and often takes her love for granted.

The movie takes an emotional turn when Chakravarthy falls in love with Radha (played by Radhika Sarathkumar). Radha is a strong-headed woman who helps him overcome his addiction and live a sober life. However, their happiness is short-lived as Radha dies in a tragic accident, leaving Chakravarthy devastated.

The rest of the movie follows the struggles of Sujatha and Chakravarthy as they cope with the loss of Radha. Sujatha tries to help her brother through this difficult time, but he becomes increasingly jealous of her relationship with a male colleague, Mohan (S.P. Balasubrahmanyam). He accuses her of trying to replace Radha and becomes more distant and hostile.

Through their journey, the movie tackles various themes like sibling relationships, addiction, grief and the importance of mental health. It showcases the struggles that people go through when they lose someone they love and how it can affect their mental well-being.

The performances of the lead cast are impressive, especially Suhasini and Ramesh Aravind. Suhasini delivers a powerful performance as Sujatha, a strong and independent woman who is selfless and compassionate towards her brother, while Ramesh Aravind effectively portrays the complexities of Chakravarthy's character, who is torn between his addiction and love for his sister.

The music and background score by Ilaiyaraaja blend perfectly with the movie's emotional scenes, creating a powerful impact on the audience.

Overall, Manathil Uruthi Vendum is a heart-wrenching drama film that explores the deep bond between siblings and how they deal with life's struggles together. The movie was received well by the audiences and critics alike, and is regarded as one of the greatest works of director K. Balachander.

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    2 hr 26 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    7.1  (104)