Om Namashivaya - Kamal Hassan's Dancing Talent

This is a hit song from the movie Salangai Oli starring Kamal Hassan, Jayapradha, Sarath Babu and others. The movie is based on Kamal's dancing abilities. This song show cases Kamal Hassan's versatile dancing talent supported by very good performances by all the other actors. Incidentally Illayaraja won a National Award for this movie. The story is about Balakrishna (Kamal Haasan), a versatile dancer who wants to make it big in the field of art. But he keeps missing chances and his talent goes unnoticed and is ridiculed most of the times. He tries to battle poverty and at the same time realize his mother's dream of him turning into a great dancer. His life changes when he comes across Madhavi (Jayaprada), a beautiful girl who is also seriously interested in classical dance. She is fascinated by Bala's talent and she tries to help him get the recognition he deserves. They both soon become close friends and Madhavi gets Bala an opportunity to dance at the All India dance fest along with the country's best dancers. But a tragedy happens in Bala's life and he misses that chance. Their relationship further grows and Bala falls in love with Madhavi and proposes to her. But due to the unfortunate turn of events, they get separated and Bala sacrifices his love for the well-being of Madhavi. He turns into a drunkard ruining himself and his talent. What happens when Madhavi meets Bala several years after this, forms the rest of the story. (Courtesy Vivek Ranjit)

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