Arangetram is a 1973 Tamil-language family drama film directed by K. Balachander, starring Prameela, Sivakumar, S. V. Subbaiah, Kamal Haasan and M. N. Rajam in prominent roles.
The film marked Kamal Haasan's first adult role while, along with Prameela, Jayachitra, Jayasudha, Sashikumar and Achacho Chitra made their debuts in Tamil cinema.
V. Kumar composed the music for the film, which was the last Balachander film he worked on.
The film tells the story of a young woman who is forced to become a prostitute to support her conservative, but extremely poor Brahmin family. It carried hard hitting messages and very bold scenes and was controversial at the time of its release but became a commercial hit.
The film was featured as part of the Tamil Nadu government's information campaign promoting family planning.
The film is dark, gritty and extremely gut wrenching. The concept is relevant even today and hence remains a timeless masterpiece from Tamil cinema’s most prolific film maker K. Balachander sir.
This film was also later remade in hindi titled Aaina with Mumtaz playing the lead and supported by Rajesh Khanna and Kamal Hassan and K Balachander sir taking up the direction mantle. This is apparently Kamal Hassan’s first hindi film and later he again collaborated with Balachander sir on Ek Duje Ke lIye.
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This movie is available on YouTube for viewing: https://youtu.be/pUDBOrpZHLo
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