Lalitha (film)

Lalitha is a 1976 Indian Tamil-language film, written and directed by Valampuri Somanathan. Starring Sujatha in the eponymous role, the film has Gemini Ganesan and Kamal Haasan and Sumithra playing other pivotal roles.[2] The film was a remake of Bengali film Saat Pake Bandha.[3]

Lalitha (film)
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Directed byValampuri Somanathan
Written byValampuri Somanathan
Story byAsutosh Mukherjee
Produced byS. P. Rao
Valampuri Somanathan
CinematographyN. Balakrishnan
Edited byM. Babu
Music byM. S. Viswanathan
Girnar Films
Release date
  • 10 December 1976 (1976-12-10)


A rich woman named Lalitha loves and marries a professor Shankar. Since he is at a very low status compared to her family, Lalitha's mother continuously humiliates them on various occasions.

Lalitha, on a day, separates from her husband, following an argument about her mother's deeds. Days after, when she decides to reunite with her husband, he has moved far away from there.

The rest of the story deals with how they both reunite after a long period.



Lalitha film directed by Valampuri Somanathan,[6][7][8] and produced under production banner Girnar Films.[9] It was given an "U" (Unrestricted) certificate by the Central Board of Film Certification. The final length of the film was 4,376.32 metres (14,358.0 ft).[9]


All the lyrics were penned by Kannadasan and music was scored by M. S. Viswanathan.[10][11]

Track Number Track Title Singers
1 "Sorgathile Mudivaanadhu" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Vani Jairam
2 "Mannil Nalla" K. Veeramani, Lalgudi Swaminathan, V. Sreepathy
3 "Kalyaaname Pennoduthan" Vani Jairam
4 "Ennamma" L. R. Eswari, T. M. Soundararajan
5 "Vasanthangal Varum Munbe" P. Susheela, M. S. Viswanathan


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  9. ^ a b "Gazette of India, 1977, No. 494". The Gazette of India. 22 October 1977. p. 1771. Retrieved 16 June 2021.
  10. ^ "Lalitha".
  11. ^ "Lalitha Tamil film EP Vinyl Record by M.S.Viswanathan". Retrieved 2 September 2020.

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