|Directed by||I. V. Sasi|
|Written by||R. N. R. Manohar (dialogues)|
|Screenplay by||I. V. Sasi|
|Edited by||K. Narayanan|
Kolangal is a 1995 Indian Tamil-language drama film directed by I. V. Sasi. The film stars Jayaram and Kushboo. It was released on 15 September 1995. This was Sasi's final Tamil as a director.
Ganga, a Tamil girl who doesn't know Hindi, looks for her friend Malini in Mumbai. She then meets Bairavan, a Tamil man, who says that he knows Malini and Bairavan then sells Ganga to a brothel. The Tamil Nadu Police raids at the brothel to rescue Tamil women and they save most of them including the innocent Ganga.
Anand , a police officer, is worried about Ganga and she tells him about her past. After Ganga's father died, Ganga lived in her sister's house but her brother-in-law tried to rape her. She left the house and decided to go to Mumbai. So, Anand drops Ganga in her sister's house and to Anand's surprise, her angry brother-in-law beat her in front of him. Anand intervenes and saves her. Anand secretly marries her.
Anand's family is a traditional Hindu joint family and they all live in a bungalow. He has a widowed mother Karpagam, a bachelor uncle Sundarapandi, an elder brother Shankar and a sister-in-law Archana who have two children, a little brother Vijay who loves Sangeetha and a little sister Uma who loves Rajesh. Everybody blesses the young couple except Archana who wanted Anand to marry her sister Anjali. Soon, Bairavan surfaces and begins to blackmail Anand. Anand manages it intelligently but his family finds out that Ganga was in a brothel. It leads the entire family into a trauma. What transpires later forms the crux of the story.
The film was initially set to be directed by Bharathan, who was later replaced by I. V. Sasi. During production, reports emerged that Sasi was to be replaced by Pratap Pothen and that Arvind Swamy was set to join the cast, but no changes were made.
The music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja, with lyrics written by Vaali.
|"Mouna Raagam"||S. Janaki||5:16|
|"Nethu Paathaale"||Mano, S. Janaki||7:01|
|"Oru Koottil"||Mano, Lekha||5:10|
|"Tamizhan Padaichu"||Mano, K. S. Chithra||5:04|
|"Therke Veesum"||Arunmozhi, Lekha||5:47|
|"Ullaasa Poongathre"||K. S. Chithra||4:54|
Thulasi of Kalki praised the film for its story, simple and natural dialogues, lively characters and cinematography. The film won the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Second Best Film, and Kushboo won for Best Actress.