Mullum Malarum is a Tamil
film directed by J. Mahendran. Starring Rajinikanth and
Shoba in the lead, the film was filmed by Balu Mahendra and
featured music composed by Ilaiyaraaja.
The screenplay for the movie is based on a novel with the
same name Mullum Malarum authored by Umachandran.
This novel won the first prize in the Tamil magazine Kalki's
novel contest held in connection with the celebration of the
silver jubilee of Kalki in 1967.
Following the film's release, Rajinikanth received an
appreciation letter from his mentor K. Balachandar, who
praised his performance in the film. The letter was widely