Unarchigal (transl. Feelings) is a 1976 Indian Tamil-language film directed by R. C. Sakthi in his directorial debut.[1] The film starring Kamal Haasan and Srividya in the lead roles. It is a highly sensuous film which deals with sexually transmitted diseases, and subsequently the film ran into trouble with the censor board prompting a delay in its release. additionally, Kamal Haasan worked as assistant director also.

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Directed byR. C. Sakthi
Produced byK.L. Bose
M. Sardhar
Rameesa Ashraf
Written byR. C. Sakthi
StarringKamal Haasan
L. Kanchana
Major Sundarrajan
S. V. Ramadoss
V. Gopalakrishnan
Music byShyam
CinematographyR. N. Pillai
Edited byG. Kalyanasundaram
Release date
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  • 25 June 1976 (1976-06-25)
Running time
122 Minutes


Muthu (Kamal) is an 18-year-old simpleton who works in a small village. He is sexually harassed by his landlord's sister, a widow. Unable to bear it any longer, Muthu goes to Madras(Chennai). However, he is again harassed in a similar way by people whom he meets. He finds work at a hotel as a room boy where he meets Srividya (Maragadham), a prostitute. He then rescues her once from a raid. After he saves her, she develops a soft spot towards him. He lives in Srividya's house as a servant but later is thrown away from her home. In the end kamal gets affected by an STD and is shown in a hospital being treated by a doctor (Major Sundarrajan) and eventually dies.



The film was initially supposed to be Kamal Haasan's first movie as a lead actor after being launched in 1972, however delays meant that the film was only released 4 years later.[2][3] The same film was later remade in Malayalam as Raasaleela and released in 1975, before the original had come out.[4]


All Songs are written by Kannadasan, Pattukottai Dhandayuthapani, Velavendhan, Muthulingam

No Title Singer(s) Length
1 Nenjathil Poradum S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki 4:20
2 Un Aasaiya Shyam 4:13
3 Naan Yenna Cheyiden Various 2:24
4 Alainthidum Naan S. Janaki, P. Susheela 5:00


  1. ^ "Tamil director R.C Sakthi passes away". The Hindu. 22 February 2015. Retrieved 9 October 2020.
  2. ^ "Sakthi overwhelmed with Kamal Haasan's gesture". The Times of India. Indo-Asian News Service. 27 December 2013. Archived from the original on 27 December 2014.
  3. ^ Rangan, Baradwaj (11 September 2014). "Kamal and the art of screenplay writing". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 23 June 2020. Retrieved 9 October 2020.
  4. ^ http://www.sify.com/movies/first-look--rasaleela-new-version-imagegallery-malayalam-mcomsVifihcsi.html

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