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Classic films: Aboorva Raagangal (1975)

K. Balachander directed this controversial film starring Kamal Hassan and Srividhya.

It was controversial upon its release due to the themes of the film such as the relationship between a younger man and an older divorced woman, which is not part of the social norms in Tamil culture.

Despite its controversy, the film became a huge success in Tamil cinema and even went on to win a National Film award in 1976.

The film was then remade in Hindi for North-Indian audiences.

Superstar Rajinikanth got his first small, but important acting role in this landmark movie.

Watch the song ‘Athisaya Ragam’ below: