|Directed by||K. Balachander|
|Screenplay by||K. Balachander|
|Story by||Crazy Mohan|
|Music by||M. S. Viswanathan|
|Cinematography||B. S. Loknath|
|Edited by||N. R. Kittu|
|Distributed by||Kalaivani Productions|
|2 September 1983|
Poikkal Kudhirai is a 1983 Tamil-language Indian comedy feature film directed by K. Balachander and produced by Kalaivani. Starring Viji and Raveendran, the film had Ramakrishna and lyricist Vaali making their acting debuts. Kamal Haasan appeared in a guest role. Poikkal Kudhirai was based on Crazy Mohan's play Marriage Made in Saloon. It was officially remade in Kannada as Mavanige Takka Aliya starring Shivarajumar.
Based on the play A Marriage Made in Saloon by Crazy Mohan, Poikkal Kuthirai is an hilarious depiction of how Sambandam (Vaali) — who bets on each and every small thing and wins — and Indu (Ramakrishnan) enter into a bet at a saloon owned by Muthu (Ravindar). The bet is that Indu will win Sambadam's daughter Janaki's (Viji) heart and marry her. If Indhu is successful in his mission, Sambandam will shave half of his moustache for their marriage. If he fails, Indhu will shave his head.
Who wins the bet is the film's narrative.
- Ramakrishna as Indhu
- Viji as Janaki
- Raveendran as Muthu
- Vaali as Sambandham
- Charlee as Paramasivam
- Radha Ravi as Nair
- Kamal Hassan as himself acted inside photo frame (guest appearance)
- Suhasini Maniratnam (Guest appearance)
- Swapna (Guest appearance)
Lyricist Vaali made his acting debut in the film as Sambandham.
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