Kadalora Kavithaigal (transl. Poems by the Sea) is a 1986 Indian Tamil-language romantic drama film directed by Bharathiraja. The film stars Sathyaraj and Rekha, with Raja, Janagaraj and Kamala Kamesh in supporting roles. The film is about transformation of a ruffian (Satyaraj), who has a prison record and his understanding of love through an elementary education. In that process, he falls in love with the school teacher (Rekha).
|Produced by||Ve Vaduganathan|
|Written by||R. Selvaraj (dialogues)|
|Story by||K. Somasundreshwar|
|Edited by||T. Thirunavukkarasu|
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Based in a coastal sea village, Chinnappa Das (Satyaraj) is a ruffian who has a prison record and returns to his village after serving his prison term. He is persuaded by his maternal uncle's daughter (Ranjini) to marry him. In one of his encounters at an elementary school, he meets a lady school teacher Jennifer (Rekha) who gives a sound scolding on how ignorant fools behave.
There is an element of purity in Das's heart which the school teacher could identify, this transforms his life forever. Set in a coastal milieu, the duo often meet on the beach, amidst sunlit sea and splashing waves on the rocks. In a sequence, Das makes the teacher stand alone atop a seaside hillock, Das from down below on the sands announces aloud to her that "you are my God".
In a related episode when Das visits the teacher at her house, looking at the portrait of the Good Shepherd with a lamb on his lap, he earnestly asks her why He has that lamb on his lap, to which she replies, "that lamb has lost its way and so he has taken it on his lap". She goes on asking him what will he do if he were the shepherd and what if she was that lamb, thereby subconsciously revealing her desire to be the lamb in the lap of God, in her case to be with Das, thereby both Das and Jennifer find their loved ones.
The music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja. The song "Adi Aathadi" is set in the Carnatic raga known as Shivaranjani, and "Kodiyile Malliyapoo" is set in Natabhairavi. "Adi Aathadi" was partially adapted as "Aa Jaana Tere Bin", composed by Anand–Milind for Bol Radha Bol (1992).
|1||"Adi Aathadi" (Sad)||Malaysia Vasudevan, S. Janaki||Vairamuthu||03:42|
|2||"Adi Aathadi"||Ilaiyaraaja, S. Janaki||04:39|
|3||"Das Das Chinnappadas"||Ilaiyaraaja||Ilaiyaraaja||03:00|
|4||"Kodiyile Malliyapoo"||P. Jayachandran, S. Janaki||Vairamuthu||04:21|
|5||"Podinadaya Poravare"||K. S. Chithra||Gangai Amaran||05:23|
|6||"Poguthae Poguthae"||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam||Vairamuthu||04:34|
|7||"Poguthae Poguthae"||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki||Vairamuthu||2:57|
Behindwoods said, "A simple love triangle but the situations are woven beautifully and the performances are realistic", and added that "Satyaraj broke his image of an action hero and came up with a rollicking performance. He is the real star of the film".
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