Payanangal Mudivathillai (English: Journeys Never End) is a 1982 Indian Tamil-language film directed by R. Sundarrajan. The film stars Mohan, Poornima Bhagyaraj in the lead roles. It was released on 26 February 1982. The film was a blockbuster and completed a 300-day run at the box office. Music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja. Both the lead actors won Filmfare Awards in their respective categories.
It was remade in Hindi as Kalakar (1983).
It's the history of the cursed artist, the cursed singer...
Such as the musician Robert Schumann or the sculptor Camille Claudel or still the poets Paul Verlaine and Charles Baudelaire, at their times, or recently as a Mike Brant,
the young and beautiful Tamil singer Ravi (Mogan), the 80s, sees everything collapsing overnight, while he touched the purpose, worth knowing, the beginning of his celebrity, having toiled, sweated blood, have known miles casual jobs not to starve with its friend Selvam (S.V.Sekhar), to pick up finally the audition which allowed him to demonstrate its undeniable talent.
He discovers that he is reached by an incurable disease and is condemned to die, in next to no time.
The artist does everything, to be hated by Radha (Poornima), (that even who was, by his side, at the beginning of everything and gave him the decisive help of its brilliant ascent and its consecration), while they like each other profoundly.
He so wishes to be forgotten of her, so that she starts a new life ...
But, they will know the tragic fate of the famous lovers of Verona...
" The artist is made not to be understood ", Léo Ferré.Mohan as Ravi after Ravi Kumar
Poornima Bhagyaraj as Radha
Rajani as Susheela, Radha's best friend
S. Ve. Shekher as Selvam, Ravi's best friend
Poornam Vishwanathan Dheenadayalan, Radha's father
T. K. S. Chandran as Thanigachalam, Susheela's father
S. S. Chandran as A tenant
Rajesh (Guest appearance) as The doctor Mogan
Goundamani (Guest appearance) as An owner
Gangai Amaran as himself
Music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja. He had composed the song "Ilaya Nila" initially for Moodu Pani (1980), but that film's director Balu Mahendra rejected it. Ilaiyaraaja had over 20 retakes to get the song's guitarist Chandrasekhar play its Flamenco notes to his complete satisfaction. The song "Vaigaraiyil" is set in the raga Shubhapantuvarali. The tune of "Ilaya Nila" was later reused in the Hindi song "Neele Neele Ambar Par", sung by Kishore Kumar for Kalakar (1983), and "Yeh Aatha" was remixed by Mani Sharma in Malaikottai (2007).
Ananda Vikatan rated the film 48 out of 100.Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Tamil for Mohan
Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil for Poornima Jayaram