Classic Wednesday : Vasantha Maligai Old wine in new battle

In Classic Wednesday this week, we will be taking a look at evergreen romantic entertainer of Sivaji Ganesan - Vasantha Maligai. It was released in 1972 and went on to become a huge hit. A romantic drama, it was directed by K S Prakash Rao and produced by D Ramanaidu. The film featured Sivaji Ganesan and Vanisri in the lead. Balaji, V K Ramasamy, A Sakuthala, V S Raghavan, C R Parthiban, Santhakumari and Srikanth formed part of the cast.

Vasantha Maligai was a blockbuster that ran for nearly 750 days in cinema halls across Tamilnadu. The highlight of the movie was its music. K V Mahadevan’s songs including Mayakkam Enna, Kudi Magane, Oru Kinnathai and Kalaimagal are popular even today. The success was so huge that much recently the digital version of the movie was released in major cinema halls with enhanced audio quality.

Tamil cinema will never see such a versatile artiste again. He was matchless and inspired everyone to excel. The movie oozed with romance and it paved way for many such films in Tamil cinema. A love-lorn youngster who takes to alchohol and how he reforms forms the crux.