1976 Tamil film directed by A. Bhimsingh, based on the same-titled novel by Jayakanthan, starring Lakshmi, Sreekanth and Nagesh. The soundtrack was composed by M. The film was released on 1 April 1976 with a length of 3570 mts sila nerangalil sila manithargal pdf download was critically acclaimed.
It became the first Tamil film to feature a Best Actress National Award-winning performance, won by Lakshmi for her portrayal of the lead character Ganga. Ganga, a college student from an ‘orthodox’ Tamil Brahmin family, has a sexual encounter with a stranger who offers her lift on a rainy day. Ganga is uncertain about her participation in the event.
She, overcome by guilt and self-loathing, construes the event as rape. Her disillusioned face forces out a ‘confession’ to her mother about what happened earlier. She then moves in with her uncle—mother’s elder brother in Madras—who assures full support in continuing her education. After successful graduation she gets employed in a private firm and grows to take the top managerial position.
Her assumed status as a ‘spoilt’ woman also implicitly encourages her lecherous uncle to make sexual advances. It is during this time she chances up on the ‘stranger’, Prabhu. She musters up the courage to introduce herself as who ‘she really is’ and get Prabhu to discuss about ‘that’ fateful evening.