Aval Oru Thodar Kathai

Aval Oru Thodharkadai English Shes a Never Ending Story is a 1974 Tamil film directed by K. Balachander. The story revolves around a working middle class woman, who sacrifices her life and desires to support her large family. The lead role was played by Sujatha in her first Tamil film, which was also her first starring role. Kamal Haasan, Vijayakumar, Jaiganesh, M. G. Soman and Sripriya played key roles. The film was shot in blackand white.

Kavitha Sujatha is a working woman in a middleclass family. She works hard to support her widowed sister, unmarried sister, her blind younger brother, her mother, her drunkard brother Murthy Jaiganesh and his family. Her father abandons the family and becomes a saint. Her brother not only does not take responsibilities, but also creates additional problems for her. She has a longtime boyfriend of five years, Tilak Vijayakumar who wants to marry her, but she doesnt because of her commitment to her family. His eyes now wander to Kavithas widowed younger sister Bharathi Sripriya who reciprocates his feelings. Kavitha, after reading her boyfriends love letter to her sister, arranges for them to get married, thus giving up her chance of having a life with him. Meanwhile, Prasad Kamalahasan loves Bharathi, Kavithas sister but when he comes to know that she loves Tilak, he sacrifices his love for her and marries Kavithas distressed friend, Chandra Fatafat Jayalaxmi. Kavitha eventually accepts a marriage proposal of her boss Gokulnath, when she realizes that her brother has become responsible enough to take care of her family. She decides to resign from the hard work, but could not as the result of a turning point in a typical Balachandarstyle climax. Kavitha swaps her unmarried sister as the bride in her stead, as she is informed of Murthys death minutes before. In the end she resumes her job and continues to support the family.Director K. Balachander saw the Malayalam film, Ernakulam Junction, where Sujatha had played the heroine and decided that she would play the role of the protagonist in his Aval Oru Thodar Kathai. When auditioning her, Balachander felt that her Malayalam accented Tamil may not be convincing for the role of Kavitha and sent her advising to learn and speak Tamil better. A month later, Balachander called Sujatha and gave the role, that marked her Tamil cinema debut. Balachander introduced Fatafat Jayalaxmi in Aval Oru Thodar Kathai and the sobri

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