This 1970 melodrama is a great place to begin looking for Sivaji Ganesan’s transition point from an actor who elevated a scene to someone who needed to keep acting far beyond the requirements of a scene.
Tamil cinema has focussed on social and economic disparities between lovers, rarely throwing the spotlight on their relationship. However, films such as Adutha Veetu Penn, Mozhi and Kadhalil Sodhappuvadhu Yeppadi have stuck to their romcom roots.
The ‘Great Phase’ of the actor’s career, post ‘Pushpak’ and ‘Nayakan’, is well documented. But here’s a jumble of memories from the preceding phase, the early to mid-1980s, which had just as many misses as hits.