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Dindigul Sarathy is a 2008 Indian Tamil language drama film directed by Siva Sanmukam, who earlier directed Thagapansamy. The film stars Karunaas, Karthika, Livingston, Nassar, Saranya, Puja Bharati, M. S. Baskar, Periyar Dasan, Manobala, Mayilsamy, and Shanmugarajan. It is a remake of Vadakkunokkiyantram (1989), a popular Malayalam film by Sreenivasan.
The story revolves around an insecure teetotaler Sarathy Raman (Karunas) who feels bad due to his dark skin (his wife Vasanthi (Karthika) is fairer than him), who is often the brunt of many jokes. Because he feels inferior to his wife, he begins to suspect her of infidelity and to think that she will one day elope with a lover. After a misunderstanding, Sarathy and his mother are estranged which further weakens the bond between Sarathy and Vasanthi. How Sarathy resolves his issues and gets back together with Vasanthi forms the rest of the story.Karunas as SarathyKarthika as VasanthiSaranya as SaradhaM. S. Baskar as Kaaka KarayaanPeriyar DasanManobalaMayilsamyShanmugarajanLollu Sabha BalajiLivingston as PsychiatristChitti BabuPawanNassar
Behindwoods noted "Overall, Dindigul Sarathy is a product that comes out only once. Its distinctness is its defining strength, but it has got its commercial limitations at the box office". Indiaglitz noted "Due credit should be given to director Shivashanmugham, who has made necessary changes in the script to suit the Tamil audience. Though the first half has shades of the original, the latter half is different and oozes with nativity". Hindu wrote "Borrowed from a Malayalam film, director Sivashanmugan makes a few small and suitable changes to the storyline for his Tamil venture".
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