ABOUT THE FILM
In ancient tales, it was said that Aandal lived for Lord Krishna. In Annakkili, a village girl lives for her lover till the end. That is the essence of this film. Annakkili was a landmark in Tamil cinema for exposing the audience to a different kind of original village music, which connected instantly with them and made the film a grand success. In Annakkili, his debut film as music director, Ilaiyaraaja gave such soulful songs which linger in our hearts even today. Every song was a super hit, giving a fresh breath to Tamil film songs. The predominant opinion of critics was that the film would not have been such a big hit but for its mesmerizing folk music.
Annam (Sujatha) lives with her elder sister and brother-in-law Madasamy (Senthamarai) after her parents’ death. A cheerful person always ready to help people around, she is the village midwife and people consider her as a lucky mascot. Thyagarajan (Sivakumar) comes to her village as a school teacher. Their first meeting starts with a small fight, but soon they become good friends and Annam falls for him and comes to his help, whenever he is in need. Thyagarajan also loves her, but does not propose to her, as he is financially not settled and also has the responsibility of getting his elder sister married. Sumathi (Jayalakshmi) daughter of the vil