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Pasamalar (English: The Flower of Love) is a 1961 Indian Tamil drama film directed by A. Bhimsingh. It features Sivaji Ganesan and Savithri in lead roles, while Gemini Ganesan, K. A. Thangavelu, M. N. Rajam and M. N. Nambiar play supporting roles. It tells the story of Rajasekhar and his bonding with his younger sister Radha. Radha falls in love with his brother’s friend. Rajasekhar eventually arranges for their marriage. Problems they face form the story.
The film was predominantly shot in Neptune Studios. The film was produced by M. R. Santhanam and K. Mohan under the production companies, Rajamani Pictures and Mohan Arts respectively. The film’s original soundtrack was composed by M. S. Viswanathan and T. K. Ramamoorthy, while the lyrics were written by Kannadasan. The story for the film was written by K. P. Kottarakkara and the dialogues by Aaroor Dass. Pasamalar eventually became a trendsetter resulting in similar themes about brother sister relationship.
Pasamalar was released on 27 May 1961 and received critical acclaim with Ganesan and Savitri’s performances being widely lauded. The film ran for over 100 days in theatres. The film also won Certificate of Merit for Second Best Feature film at the 9th National Film Awards. A digitally restored version of Pasamalar was released on 15 August 2013 and was also well received. The movie was remade in Kannada as Vatsalya(1965).