Ever wondered why a lot of people still prefer classical movies which were released way back in 60's and 70's? The answer is pretty evident from the fact that the classics had some brilliant storyline, impeccable acting skills, amazing direction and the result comes out to be a classic story told through acting and a story that will be remembered and narrated for the generations to come.
Thillana Mohanambal is a story that is modeled on the same lines and it has been a masterpiece from the time it was released to the contemporary times. The brilliant portrayal of the storyline has made sure that the future generations will have something to look back on how the platonic love was by glimpsing through this movie. The movie was released in 1968 and perfectly embodies the love story which was a little shy in its portrayal and a little bold. It is a Tamil film written and directed by AP Nagarajan who has been an illustrious director and has produced a lot of masterpieces among others. The film has a storyline that revolves around a Nadaswaram player and a Bharatanatyam dancer who fall in love with each other.
The film has in lead actors namely Sivaji Ganesan, Padmini and TS Balaiah, while the cast has supporting actors like A. V. M. Rajan, Nagesh and Manorama. The story is a perfect description of a couple who fell in love with each other and share feelings for each other, but the circumstances and their egoist nature makes sure that they do not confess their love for each other and thus are never able to become a couple. The story takes twisting turns at times and ends by depicting of how the couple confesses their love and overcome their nature against all obstacles and hindrances.
The film has been an adaptation of a novel of the same name authored by Kothamangalam Subbu. After its release, the movie was critically acclaimed for its storyline and was a reflection of the socio-cultural strata of the society prevailing at that time. The movie was a trend setter and inspired people in the times to come to make movie that were a little unconventional. The movie went on to win two national awards and five Tamil national awards in that year which any day is a big achievement for any movie. The film, as it went on to be hugely successful, was dubbed in various languages including its telugu translation which was named as Raja Narthaki in 1985.
The film is a must watch for anyone who cherishes to spend a weekend relishing the platonic love of the yesteryears and is a movie buff. It is a nice watch for you and your family to sit back on that cozy evening and share the moments of joy with your parents who would admire a move of their adolescence times.
Thanks to technological advancements, the movie is now into its DVD format where you can buy it simply by logging onto junglee.com, ordering it hassle free at an affordable cost and relax and enjoy the glimpses of past.