Mullum Malarum (The Thorn and the Flower) is a 1978 Tamil drama written and directed by first-timer, J.
Mahendran, with a soundtrack by Ilaiyaraaja.
The film featured Rajinikanth, Sarath Babu, Fatafat Jayalaxmi and Shoba, and is based on Umachandran's novel of the same name.
This is the story of a winch operator named Kaali and his sister Valli, and how their relationship is tested when Kaali's supervisor, Kumaran, enters the picture.
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