Sollathaan Ninaikkiren (Eng: I Am Trying to Say…) is a 1973 Indian Tamil-language film, written and directed by K. Balachander. Starring S. V. Subbaiah, Sivakumar, Kamal Haasan, Jayachitra, Srividya, Shubha and Jayasudha, it is based on the novel Ilavu Kaatha Kili (Eng: The Parrot that Waited in Vain) by Manian. The film was released on 7 December 1973. It was remade in Telugu as Ammayilu Jagratha. Balachander remade the film in Kannada as Sundara Swapnagalu.
Kamala, Manjula and Pushpa are sisters, each getting attracted to Raghavan, their tenant. Raghavan falls in love with Pushpa. However, things take a turn for the worse, when Pushpa sacrifices herself to the whims of Kamal, a playboy, to save her friend Sudha from his exploits. The three sisters ultimately marry other men, while Raghavan remains unmarried.
Directed by K. Balachander
Screenplay by K. Balachander
Based on Ilavu Kaatha Kili by Manian
Produced by Manian & ‘Vidhwan’ Ve. Lakshmanan
Starring S. V. Subbaiah, Sivakumar, Kamal Haasan, Jayachitra, Srividya, Shubha, Jayasudha
Cinematography B. S. Lokanath
Edited by N. R. Kittu
Music by M. S. Viswanathan
Production Udhayam Productions
Release date 7 December 1973
Running time 148 minutes