Moondram Pirai

Moondram Pirai  is a 1982 Indian Tamil language romantic drama film written, directed and filmed by Balu Mahendra. The film features Kamal Haasan and Sridevi in the lead roles, while Silk Smitha, Poornam Vishwanathan and Y. G. Mahendra play supporting roles. The music for the film was composed by Ilaiyaraaja, with lyrics written by Kannadasan, Vairamuthu and Gangai Amaran. This was the last film that Kannadasan worked on before his death in 1981; he died when the film was under production.

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it  was released on 19 February 1982 to positive critical reception. It was a box office success and had a theatrical run of 379 days at the Sathyam Theatre, and 200 days in other multiplexes. Haasan won the National Film Award for Best Actor for his role, while Mahendra won the National Film Award for Best Cinematography.

The film also won the Best Director Award for Mahendra at the Filmfare Awards, and also won five Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, including Best Film (third prize), Best Actor (Haasan) and Best Actress (Sridevi). The film was dubbed in Telugu under the title Vasantha Kokila and was released on the same day as the original version. The film was remade the following year in Hindi as Sadma, with most of the cast and crew members from the original version reprising their roles.


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