Saturday, 27 February 2016

Meendum Oru Kaathal Kathai -1985

Meendum Oru Kaathal Kathai (English: Once Again a Love Story) is a 1985 Indian Tamil romance film directed by Pratap K. Pothen in his directorial debut, and produced by Raadhika Sarathkumar (then known simply as Raadhika). They both also stars as the lead characters.
The script was co-written by Pothen along with Somasundareshwar.
The film revolves around the relationship between two mentally challenged people.

The soundtrack was composed by Ilaiyaaraja. The cinematography and editing was handled by P. C. Sreeram and B. Lenin respectively. At the 32nd National Film Awards, the film won the Indira Gandhi Award for Best First Film of a Director. It was theatrically released on 15 February 1985.

The film marked the directorial debut of Pratap Pothen. He said that he "could find no lead actor for it, so I did it myself." Pothen portrayed negative roles in Telugu films in order to raise funds for the film. The script was co-written by Somasundareshwar. He recalled that during the sets of Panneer Pushpangal (1981), Pothen promised him that he would direct a film based on his script. The cinematography was handled by P. C. Sreeram. The film was shot over the period of a year, taking place primarily at Ooty.During the film's production, Pothen and Raadhika fell in love and got married; however they got divorced in 1986.

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