Release date7 December 1973 Music directorM. S. Viswanathan, Ilayaraja CastSivakumar, Jayachitra, Jayasudha, Srividhya, Kamal Haasan, Poornam Viswanathan Similar moviesIl Trovatore, Il Trovatore, Il Trovatore, Amélie, Casablanca, There's Something About Mary
Sollathaan Ninaikkiren is a 1973 Tamil language film scripted and directed by K. Balachander starring Sivakumar, S. V. Subbaiah, Jayachitra, Srividya, Shubha and Jayasudha in the lead roles. The film has Kamal Haasan as a playboy and Jayasudha as a young girl married to an older man (Poornam Vishwanathan). The film is based on a novel of the same name. Balachander remade the film in Kannada as Sundara Swapnagalu.
The story is about three sisters Srividya, Subha and Jayachitra, each getting attracted to their tenant, a young man played by Sivakumar. Sivakumar falls in love with Jayachitra. However, things take a turn to the worse in the typical Balachander style when Jayachitra sacrifices herself to the whims of a playboy, played by Kamal Haasan in order to save her friend (Jayasudha) from his exploits. What happens next, who marries whom, is the crux of a dramatic climax.
The movie turns the entire concept of romantic movies by its head - the concept being that the hero does not always have to get the girl.
S. V. Subbaiah as Sivaraman
Sivakumar as Raghavan
Jayachitra as Pushpa
Srividya as Kamala
Shubha as Manjula
Kamal Haasan as Kamal
Jayasudha as Sudha
Poornam Viswanathan as Viswanath (Sudha's Husband)