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Aval Appadithan (1978)
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Aval Appadithan (1978)
Original name: அவள் அப்படித்தான்
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Aval Appadithan (English: "That's How She Is") is a Tamil film is directed by C. Rudhraiya. It starred Sripriya, Kamal Hassan and Rajnikanth, with Ilayaraja as music director. The film was noted for its very stylized film making and cutting-edge dialogues, a large portion of it in English.
Style: cult film
Plot: party, male female relationship, betrayal, advertising, feminism, friendship between men, female protagonist, whiskey, dysfunctional family, grief, cigarette smoking, chauvinism, cynicism, women's liberation, documentary filmmaker

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