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Meendum Oru Kaathal Kathai
Name: Meendum Oru Kaathal Kathai
Censor Type: U
Running Time: 130 min
Genre: Romance
Release Date: February 15, 1985
Director: Pratap K. Pothen
Stars: Radhika SarathkumarCharuhasanY. G. Mahendra
Music Director: Ilaiyaraja
Producer: Raadhika Sarathkumar
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Cast

Credited cast:
Radhika Sarathkumar Radhika Sarathkumar ...
Sarasu
Charuhasan Charuhasan ...
the Christian Missionary Principal
Y. G. Mahendra Y. G. Mahendra ...
Manohal

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Meendum Oru Kaathal Kathai (தமிழ்: மீண்டும் ஒரு காதல் கதை, English: Once Again a Love Story) is a 1985 Indian Tamil-language romance film directed by Pratap K. Pothen in his directorial debut, and produced by Raadhika. They 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 Ilaiyaraaja. The cinematography and editing were 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.

Sarasu(Raadhika) born to a rich eccentric businessman Badirnath(Dakshinamurthy) is a mentally challenged child. Unable to cope with her condition, Badrinath admits her in a home for such children and is taken care by a Christian Missionary Principal(Charu Haasan) and a guardian Juju thatha(Ronni Patel), a kind old man. Sarasu meets Ganapathi or Guppi(Pratap K. Pothen), another intellectually challenged orphan and they strike a rare affection for each other and become inseparable.

Year pass by Badrinath and his wife come to take Sarasu for their son's wedding engagement. Sarasu innocently insists that Guppi should also accompany her and Guppi is reluctantly accommodated at the insistence of the Principal.

At the wedding party, Guppi and Sarasu bump into, the engaged couple and notice their clandestine affair. Sarasu insists her parents to get her married with Guppi. In a weird twist of things the idea appeals to the guests and Badrinath agrees and Sarasu and Guppi's marriage takes place.

Guppi and Sarasu are sent to Korakunda, a mountain village along with Juju thathta as their guardian. Korakunda is an unusual village inhabited by strange people Manohar(Y. G. Mahendran), the photographer with a vintage tumbled-down box camera who specializes in taking the photos of the dead for the bereaved. Nylux Nalini, a footloose women who has illicit affairs, Kitney, a person of indeterminable age who files kites, the village headman and a few others.

Guppi and Sarasu get in to a physical relationship and Sarasu becomes pregnant. One day in the woods, the drunken village headman tries to molest Sarasu and Guppi who sees it crashes a boulder on his head and kills him. Guppi is condemned for life in jail. Sarasu, separated from Guppi is in distressed agony. She is admitted for delivery in a hospital and Guppi on special permission visits her. In their own innocent way they try to relieve their past happier moments. She dies delivering a baby.

Guppi unable to understand death tries to revive her and when he fails and finds her motionless, snatches the newly born child and flashes the sharp edge of the blood-bottle menacingly at others. But he is quickly overwhelmed and taken back to the prison. Guppi never talked or laughed after the death of his Sarasu and dies after few years in the Jail.   


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