Monday, 31 December 2012

Moondru Mudichu (1976)

Tamil film Moondru Mudichu (The Three Knots) released in 1976, directed by K. Balachander. With an A-list starcast of legendary South Indian superstars Kamal Hassan, Rajnikanth and Sridevi in major roles, it's a casting coup that's rarely been repeated. Hailed as the movie that made Rajnikanth a star, albeit in a villianous role, the movie revolves around three people, a college going girl (Sridevi) and the two men who fall in love with her.

Tall, slim and sari-clad Sridevi was just 13 at the time, but played the role of the leading lady with aplomb. Rajinikanth played the role of an anti-hero, a devious womaniser while Kamal Hassan did a small role for his mentor K. Balachander. Proving time again there are no small parts, of the three, it was Hassan who walked away with the Best Actor award - which he does often!

Sadly, Sridevi was overlooked - an act also done very often - and she didn't win an award for this or many of her films that she did with Kamal Haasan and/or Rajnikanth.

1 comment:

  1. Sadly so, always did her best film industries didn't but her fans did