Moondram Pirai (1982) starring Kamal Haasan, and the late Sridevi continues to be one of the cult classics of Indian cinema and little known facts about the movie garner interest among the Tamil audience even today. The late Balumahendra wrote, directed and served as the dop (director of photography) on Moondram Pirai; The movie fetched him and Kamal Haasan a National award each for best cinematography and acting.
Moondram Pirai's music composed by Ilaiyaraaja is among the most revisited to this date. But did you know that this cult film was produced by the Tamil production banner Sathya Jyothi Films? Sathya Jyothi Films made their entry into cinema with this film and continued to produce films through the late 80s and 90s.
Our first Film #MoondramPirai♥️♥️— Sathya Jyothi Films (@SathyaJyothi) February 22, 2023
We take this moment to Thank #BaluMahendra , Ulaganayagan @ikamalhaasan , #Sridevi & maestro @ilaiyaraaja for delivering this timeless cult classic for US 👑🙏 https://t.co/p0J7cS4wbp
In the early 2000s, they had produced well recognized movies such as Parthiban Kanavu (2003), Em Magan (2006) and Jayamkondan (2008). Sathya Jyothi Films have been going non-stop since Dhanush's Thodari in 2016, and have now become a well recognized banner among Tamil cine audience.
Besides Dhanush (Thodari, Pattas and the upcoming Captain Miller), the banner is also known for frequently collaborating with actor Ajith Kumar (Vivegam, Viswasam and the upcoming AK 62).