Unnal Mudiyum Thambi

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  • 1988
  • 2 hr 41 min
  • 7.9  (755)

Unnal Mudiyum Thambi is a Tamil drama film directed and produced by K. Balachander. The movie stars Kamal Haasan, Seetha, and Gemini Ganesan in pivotal roles. The film revolves around the relationship between a brother and sister. Kamal Haasan plays the role of Raja, a mentally challenged young man who loves his sister Lakshmi, portrayed by Seetha, more than anything in the world. Raja's innocence and childlike behavior make him a lovable character, but it also attracts trouble, and he often ends up getting into conflicts with the people around him.

Gemini Ganesan plays the role of their father, who is a strict disciplinarian and cannot tolerate Raja's behavior. He often scolds and beats him, which hurts Lakshmi deeply. The conflict between father and son forms the crux of the story, and it highlights the struggle of a family to come to terms with their son's mental illness.

The movie is a beautiful portrayal of the bond between a brother and sister. Raja's affection towards his sister is heartwarming, and he goes to any extent to make her happy. The movie also depicts the challenges and discrimination faced by mentally challenged individuals in the society. It raises awareness of the need for education and guidance for such individuals.

The movie has several memorable scenes, including Raja's performance at a school function where he wins the hearts of everyone with his amazing dance moves. The scene where he tries to buy a toy with his limited vocabulary is both humorous and poignant.

Kamal Haasan delivers an outstanding performance in the movie. His portrayal of a mentally challenged person is both sensitive and realistic. Seetha, too, impresses with her performance as the caring and protective sister. Gemini Ganesan portrays the role of a strict and concerned father brilliantly.

The movie also features several melodious songs, composed by Ilaiyaraaja. The songs, including "Ennavendru Solvadhamma" and "Poo Mudichu Poothathu," are still popular among the audience. The background score by Ilaiyaraaja adds to the emotional impact of the movie.

Unnal Mudiyum Thambi garnered critical acclaim upon its release and was also a commercial success. The movie won several awards, including the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Tamil and the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Film. Kamal Haasan won the Filmfare Award for Best Actor - Tamil for his performance in the movie.

In conclusion, Unnal Mudiyum Thambi is a heartwarming and emotional family drama that explores a unique relationship between a brother and sister. The movie is a testament to Kamal Haasan's acting prowess and K. Balachander's direction skills. The movie's message of compassion and love towards the mentally challenged is still relevant in today's world. Unnal Mudiyum Thambi is a must-watch for anyone who loves good cinema.

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    2 hr 41 min
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    7.9  (755)