30 Years of Manirathnam’s Mouna Ragam, starring Mohan, Revathi, Karthik. An Ilayaraja musical ? with Cinematography by P.C.Sreeram.
▶ Mouna Ragam blossomed with a short story by Manirathnam titled “Divya”(Revathi’s role), while he was making his debut film Pallavi Anu Pallavi (1983).
▶ Mouna Ragam released on 15 August 1986.
▶ Mouna Ragam won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Tamil.
▶ Manirathnam won the Filmfare Award for Best Tamil Director.
▶ Mouna Ragam was dubbed in Telugu in the same name,and was released February 1987, becoming a successful venture there too.
▶ Mouna Ragam was remade in Hindi in 1992 as Kasak,with Rishi Kapoor & Neelam Kothari.
▶ Prior to its release,a member of the CBFC wanted it to be given an “A” (adults only) certificate because the female lead asks for a divorce.However Mouna Ragam got a “U”.
▶ The popular Tamil magazine Ananda Vikatan had awarded Mouna Ragam 43/100.
▶ The film was a Silver Jubilee hit (175 days).
▶ The kid seen playing flute onscreen in the song ‘Panivizhum Iravu’ number later made a big name for himself in acting, choreography and direction and he’s Prabhu Deva.