Kamal’s Rare Melodies

Apoorva Raagangal  is a 1975 Indian Tamil drama film directed by K. Balachander. The film features Kamal Haasan and Srividya in lead roles while Rajinikanth (in his cinematic debut), Jayasudha, Nagesh, and Major Sundarrajan play supporting roles.

The film was produced by V. Govindarajan and J. Duraisamy under the production banner Kalakendra Films. The soundtrack and score were composed by M. S. Viswanathan while the lyrics for all tracks were written by Kannadasan.Apoorva Raagangal was Kamal Haasan’s first major breakthrough as a lead actor for portraying the role of Prasanna authentically, Kamal took seven months to learn the mridangam. For the character’s looks in the film, Kamal kept his moustache thin and hair long while also sporting bell-bottom pants and polo shirts. Srividya was assigned to play Bhairavi. Jayasudha was recruited to play as Srividya’s daughter.


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