Aayiram Janmangal (1978)

 ●  Tamil ● 2 hrs 5 mins

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This paranormal horror story delves into the struggles faced by Savitri at a time when she travels to her husband's estate with her brother Ramesh, who has come from Singapore for a vacation. On one of their first nights on the estate, her body is possessed by a restless spirit causing her to lose control over her own body and mind. Ramesh, who observes her altered behaviour, investigates into the matter and comes to know of some closely held secrets. Prior to his marriage with Savitri, Ravi had been in love Radha, whose father had been an employee in their factory. Just when they were about to get married, Radha had unfortunately drowned while trying to escape from the clutches of an evil suitor, Ranga. Having possessed Savitri's body, Radha aims to take over the body permanently and would be able to do so if she succeeded in having sexual intercourse with Ravi even once. Can Ramesh ensure that such an eventuality never comes to be, for it would mean the doom of his sister, Savitri? How will Radha react if she were unable to perform her desired task within the given time limit of five days and nights? Will Ramesh succeed in vanquishing her restless spirit and allow Savitri to continue her happy life with Ravi?
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Cast: Latha Sethupathi, Panchaksharam Vijayakumar, Rajinikanth, Sridevi Kapoor

Crew: Durai (Director), MS Viswanathan (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Action, Horror, Thriller

Release Dates: 10 Mar 1978 (India)

Tamil Name: ஆயிரம் ஜென்மங்கள்

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Did you know? This was the first horror film of Rajinikanth and it proved to be a hit at the box office. Read More
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Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35:1, 2.39:1 (Scope)
Movie Connection(s):
Remake of: Mad Dad (Hindi)
This was the first horror film of Rajinikanth and it proved to be a hit at the box office.

This movie is a remake of the 1976 Malayalam movie Yaksha Gaanam, that starred Madhu, Thikkurusi, Sheela and Usha Nandini, and was directed by Sheela herself.

Vijaya Nirmala took it upon herself to direct the 1976 Telugu version of Devude Gelichaadu, that quite naturally had Krishna and Vijaya Nirmala in the lead, supported by Jaggaiah and Venniraadai Nirmala.