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16 Vayathinile
Name: 16 Vayathinile
Censor Type: U
Running Time: 139 min
Genre: Romance
Release Date: September 15, 1977
Director: Bharathiraja
Stars: RajinikanthKamal HaasanBhagyaraj
Music Director: Ilaiyaraja
Producer: S. A. Rajkannu

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16 Vayathinile (English: At the Age of Sixteen) is a 1977 Tamil feature film directed by Bharathiraja. The film stars Kamal Haasan, Rajinikanth and Sridevi.  The film\'s score and soundtrack are composed by Ilaiyaraaja. The film marked Bharathiraja\'s debut as a filmmaker/screenwriter and it met with a strong critical reception upon release.

The film also marks the debut of famous South Indian comedian Goundamani.The film was a blockbuster and completed a 175-day run at the box office. The remake rights for the film was bought by Rajalaxmi Art Films to remake it in Telugu as Padaharella Vayasu. Cinematography by P. S. Nivas. This film began the trend of outdoor shooting in Tamil film industry. The film won four State Awards and one each in the South Filmfare Awards and National Film Awards ceremonies.

This film revolves around a 16-year-old girl, Mayil (played by Sridevi), filled with ambitions of becoming a teacher. She is an attractive, intelligent woman living in a small society and experiences ripe love when sees the new veterinarian who has come to visit. Many are impressed by this charming young fellow who has entered the village. He seems to be a wealthy, prosperous man and soon develops a relationship with Mayil. Mayil, who is deeply in love, sacrifices her opportunity to study in the teaching college course to spend time with him. But his intentions are not pure and he dumps Mayil after consummating their relationship.

Mayil\'s mother also passes away, leaving her only with distant cousin Chappani (Kamal Haasan) for support. Chappani, a village bumpkin, is taken advantage of and isolated by the society. He is secretly in love with Mayil, but is jealous and upset about the vet. Another important character is the village roughie Parattai (Rajinikanth) who also has an eye on Mayil. How Mayil lives and whom she chooses as her man forms the rest of the story.

The theme of this emotive story is to show how vulnerable women are when in love. This story conveys strong themes and depicts an issue faced by many young women all over the world.





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