Vennira Aadai

Vennira Aadai

Vennira Aadai is a 1965 Indian Tamil-language romance film, directed by C. V. Sridhar. The film features Jayalalithaa, Srikanth, Nirmala and Major Sundarrajan in lead roles. The film, produced by Chithralaya Pictures had musical score by Viswanathan–Ramamoorthy. The film was remade in Telugu as Sharada (1973), in Hindi as Dulhan (1975) and in Kannada as Deepa (1977). This movie is inspired from the 1962 film David and Lisa.


Sreekanth is a famous psychiatrist and has earned much praise from his mentor and people in the town. He is in love with Venniradai Nirmala. One day, he is assigned the task of curing a mentally unstable woman (Jayalalithaa) who lives in Kodaikanal. Srikanth informs about this to his lover and requests her to wait for him until he finishes this case. Srikanth promises he will return for her and sets out to Kodaikanal. On arriving, he is welcomed by Jayalalithaa's parents, who are very much distressed with their daughter's condition. Srikanth questions them about her past, but they conceal it initially, as it might have a severe consequence on her future. Upon reiteration that knowing her past will be very useful for him to cure her, Jayalalithaa's parents reveal her awful past. Jayalalithaa, at a very young age, got married and within hours, the couple met with an accident and her spouse died. Due to the aftermath of the accident and upon learning of her husband's death, Jayalalithaa loses her mental stability. As days pass by, Srikanth cures her for good. Her parents are happy on learning that Jayalalithaa has completely forgotten her past to begin a new life. Jayalalithaa begins to fall in love with Srikanth, but is reluctant to profess her love to him, instead she tells her parents. Srikanth, upon learning this, fears that she might go back to her old condition if she learns that a girl is awaiting him. Srikanth, having no courage, informs about this to Jayalalithaa's parents. Srikanth marries Venniradai Nirmala and Jayalalithaa on the other hand, tells that she indeed remembers her past and wears a white saree (tradition where a widow wears a white saree) and convinces herself of her destiny.