Song: Thaazham Poove Vaasam
Singer: SP Balasubrahmanyam, S Janaki
Cast: Rajinikanth, Revathy
Film: Kai Kodukkum Kai
Today is veteran director J Mahendran’s birth anniversary. He was born in 1939 and entered the film industry as a writer, making his breakthrough with Naam Moovar in 1966. He has directed Mullum Malarum, Johnny, Panakkara Pillai, Nenjathai Killadhe and many more films.
Rajinikanth’s career was shaped by Mahendran. In 1984, they made their third film Kai Kodukkum Kai, a remake of Katha Sangama in Kannada. Rajinikanth playing Kaalimuthu marries his lover Seetha, essayed by Revathy. The lyrics of this song speak about their relationship, and is one of Ilaiyaraaja’s most-recalled melodies composed for a Mahendran film.