Mella Thirandhadhu Kadhavu (Eng: The Door That Opened Gently) is a 1986 Indian Tamil language movie directed by R. Sundarajan starring Mohan, Radha, Amala and Senthil .This movie is a box office hit. The film’s score and soundtrack are composed by Ilaiyaraaja and M. S. Viswanathan. Later they worked together in 4 more films, Senthamizh Paattu, Senthamizh Selvan, En Iniya Ponnilave and Vishwa Thulasi. Entire BG Score including the songs’ BG Music for all the songs was done by Ilaiyaraaja while 5 Songs were Composed by M. S. Viswanathan.
Tulasi (Radha) is a village girl. One day she gets a letter from her cousin Subramani(Mohan). She gets excited as they were close friends in childhood but Mohan left with his family to city. Subramani visits the village for his college thesis about folk songs. Tulasi is in love with Subramani but she is confused whether Subramani also loves her. Tulasi’s father passes away due to heart attack. When Subramani’s mother arranges a marriage for Subramani with Tulsi he refuses. Because of this, her mother died in frustration.
Then Tulasi comes to her Uncle’s house. Later a flashback comes in which Subramani is in love with Noorjahan (Amala). Since Noorjahan used to come to the music college with veil, Subramani has not seen her face. On a day when they plan to meet, Noorjahan dies after she steps into quick sand. Finally whether Tulasi marries her beloved cousin Subramani is the story.
Directed by R. Sundarrajan
Produced by M. Saravanan & M. Balasubramaniam
Written by R. Sundarrajan
Starring Mohan, Radha, Amala, Visu, M. N. Nambiar, Senthil, Gundu Kalyanam, Charlie
Music by M. S. Viswanathan & Ilayaraja
Cinematography Raja Rajan
Edited by R. Bhaskaran
Production AVM Productions
Distributed by AVM Productions
Release dates 12 September 1986