16 Vayathinile

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Release Date 1977-01-01
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16 Vayathinile

16 Vayathinile is a 1977 Tamil feature film directed by Bharathiraja. The film stars Kamal Haasan, Rajinikanth and Sridevi. The film also marks the debut of famous South Indian comedian Goundamani. The film's score and soundtrack were composed by Ilaiyaraaja and cinematography was by P. S. Nivas. The film focussed on rural Tamil Nadu and was the first Tamil film to be shot completely outdoors. It began the trend of outdoor shooting in Tamil film industry. 16 Vayathinile was Bharathiraja's directorial debut, it met with a strong critical reception upon release, was a blockbuster and completed a 175-day run at the box office. The film won four State Awards and one each in the South Filmfare Awards and National Film Awards ceremonies. The remake rights for the film were bought by Rajalaxmi Art Films to remake it in Telugu as Padaharella Vayasu.

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Actors & Characters

Rajnikanth Rajnikanth Parattayan Parattayan
Kamal Haasan Kamal Haasan Chappani Chappani
Sridevi Sridevi Mayil Mayil
Kantimathi Kantimathi Mayil's Mother Mayil's Mother
K. Bhagyaraj K. Bhagyaraj Vaithiyar Vaithiyar
Goundamani Goundamani Koothu Koothu
Sathyaraj Sathyaraj
K. R. Vijaya K. R. Vijaya

Staff

P. S. Nivas Cinematography
Bharathiraja Director
Ilaiyaraaja Music
Bharathiraja Producer
Bharathiraja Writer