Manmadha Leelai

The film explores the life journey of a womaniser (Kamal Hassan) and his affairs with various women, including those who are married. The main conflict is between Kamal Hassan’s character Madhu and his wife Rekha. Balachander’s genius lies in objectifying married women of the city whilst creating a loving wife who’s torn between accepting her husband and living a separated life after having discovered the travails of her own father.

Cast & Crew

Directed by K. Balachander
Produced by P. R. Govindarajan
J. Duraiswamy
Written by K. Balachander
Starring – Kamal Haasan, Haalam, Hema Choudhary,
Jaya Prada
Y. G. Mahendran
Radha Ravi
Music by M. S. Viswanathan
Cinematography B. S. Lokanath
Edited by N. R. Kittu
Kalakendra Movies
Release date
27 February 1976

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