Dowry Kalyanam

Dowry Kalyanam
Directed by Visu
Produced by S. Suseela
Written by Visu
Screenplay by Visu
Starring Visu
S. V. Sekhar
Music by M. S. Viswanathan
Charuchithra Films
Distributed by Charuchithra Films
Release dates
31 May 1983
Running time
139 mins
Country India
Language Tamil

Dowry Kalyanam (Tamil: டௌரி கல்யாணம்) is a 1983 Indian Tamil film, directed by Visu and produced by S. Suseela. The film stars Visu, Vijayakanth, Srividya, S. V. Sekhar and Viji. The film had musical score by M. S. Viswanathan.[1] The film was remade in Kannada as Madhuve Madu Tamashe Nodu. It was based on a play by Visu and Kathadi Ramamurthy . The film is a black comedy showing the evils of Dowry


Ganeshan and Ethiraj are best friends and colleagues. Ethiraj is a widower and a alcoholic while Ganeshan is married and has a sister. Ganeshan does not earn enough and borrows from Ethiraj and Rowthar frequently.

A misunderstanding arises when Ethiraj's mother proposes marriage between Ganeshan's sister and Ethiraj leading to a rift in their friendship. He challenges that he would get his sister married in a pompous manner.

However, the groom's family is behind dowry. The mother of the groom runs the family tyrannically. How Ganeshan struggles to make ends meet with lot of sub plots makes it an interesting movie to watch.

In the end, with help from lots of people, he gets his sister married only for his own sister to ask him about the remaining of the dowry.



  1. "Dowry Kalyanam". Retrieved 29 October 2014.
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