Avalum Penn Thaane (1974)

 ●  Tamil ● 2 hrs 44 mins

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Durai’s first film tells of Seeta (Sumithra), a prostitute, and her attempt to quit the trade. Muthu (Muthuraman), a young businessman from a mofussil town finds her in a Madras brothel and proposes marriage but her pimp (Vasu) ruins her chances and she commits suicide. A strident camera and editing, heavy symbolism, two songs and a comic subplot help maintain the narrative momentum of the melodrama. In contrast to Tamil cinema’s archetypes, the film offers some well-drawn characters with distinct caste identities, speaking with pronounced regional accents: the Chettiar money lender and his young wife interested in pornography, Kanagu the vegetable vendor and Sambandham the bicycle mechanic.

Cast: R Muthuraman, Sumithra Rajendra

Crew: Durai (Director)

Genres: Drama

Release Dates: 01 Jan 1974 (India)

Tamil Name: அவளும் பெண் தானே

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