Melodrama shot on one single location in fifteen days. The doctor (Kalyan Kumar) at a cancer hospital is in love with Seetha (Devika) who comes to tend to her dying husband Venu (Muthuraman), who urges his wife not to remain a widow and to marry the doctor. When the doctor has to perform surgery on Venu, Seetha is not convinced that his intentions are strictly medical. Although the doctor succeeds in saving Venu’s life, his relationship with Seetha is spoiled and he dies of a heart attack. The film’s hit song, ‘Engiruadalum vazhga’ became a classic number about unrequited love. Sridhar’s Hindi version Dil Ek Mandir (1963) proved equally successful, featuring Raaj Kumar, Rajendra Kumar and Meena Kumari.
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Director C. V. Sridhar remade the film in Hindi as Dil Ek Mandir (1963) and in Telugu as Manase Mandiram (1966). It was also remade in Malayalam as Hridayam Oru Kshethram (1976), and in Kannada as Kumkuma Rakshe (1977). Read More