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Here comes the traditional Deepavali song, Deepangal ayiram deviyar yetrum deepavali from Marumagale Vazhga(1982).
I first heard/saw it on Chitramala
in October 1986 when it was featured as the first song - the picturisation had Suhasini glancing benignly from the first floor at the folks celebrating the festival. The movie ultimately made it to the Madras Doordarshan's Sunday evening slot on 3/27/88. It was one hell of a funny-shit movie - Suha plays a submissive and devout daughter-in-law suffering at the hands of a contentious MIL. Chandrasekar fitted the meek husband to a tee. The cast included Manorama and Sukumari and if I remember right, it was Achi and not the latter who played the villi(only the voice stays in mind, not the face). About a dozen times in the movie, the MIL raises her hand to hit the DIL, who holds out her hand in self-defence, and presto!she turns into a goddess for that fleeting moment, dissuading the villi from striking out! The numerous celestial transformations still do not deter the villi from raising her hand whenever she loses her temper.
In the original movie, you get to learn that it was merely a "dream song", with the MIL rudely poking the DIL out of her reverie!
A few months later, National Network telecast the original movie Sau Din Saas Ke, featuring Raj Babbar and Reena Roy(who was then married to Pak cricketer Mohsin Khan).
A nice melody by Sankar-Ganesh....Happy Deepavali!