Agal Vilakku

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Agal Vilakku
LP Vinyl Records Cover
Directed byR. Selvaraj
Produced bySunil Pictures
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Release date
  • 4 December 1979 (1979-12-04)

Agal Vilakku is a 1979 Indian Tamil-language drama film directed by R. Selvaraj. The film stars Vijayakanth and Shobha.[1]


Navaneetham is an orphan living with her cruel aunt and hapless uncle. She sells idlis at the local hospital to support herself and her family. The doctor, Jayalakshmi, puts the wellbeing of her patients above all else. Jayalakshmi's fiancé proves himself to be a suspicious coward and she calls off the wedding to focus on her patients. Dhanushkodi is admitted to the hospital after he's beaten up for standing up for workers' rights. He and Navaneetham quickly fall in love and marry though her aunt and his entire family disapprove. Dhanushkodi doesn't have a regular job as he's more interested in righting societal wrongs than his household. Navaneetham returns to selling idlis to make ends meet and gets hurt. This spurs Dhanushkodi to run for office and he becomes the mayor. Their financial situation improves and he can now make meaningful positive changes to society. Dhanushkodi's family see this as an opportunity to get rich by accepting bribes using his name. They do this but connive to make Navaneetham look like the culprit. When Dhanushkodi learns of the corruption, he resigns his post and separates from his wife. Navaneetham and Jayalakshmi work together to uncover the truth.


  • Vijayakanth as Dhanushkodi
  • Shobha as Navaneetham
  • Srilekha Rajendran as Dr. Jayalakshmi


The soundtrack was composed by Ilaiyaraaja and lyrics were written by Gangai Amaran, Vallabhan and Muthulingam.[2][3] The song "Edho Ninaivugal" was well received and the song was adapted from "Bhanu Bhoomiya", which Raja had composed for the Kannada film Maathu Tappada Maga (1978). The song is based on Sumanesa Ranjani raga.[4]

Song Title Singers Lyricist
"Maalai Nera Kaatre" S. Janaki Muthulingam
"Nee Kannil Vaazhum" B. S. Saisrekha M. G. Vallabhan
"Ottukettu" Ilaiyaraaja Pavalar Varadharajan
"Ellorum Porandhome" Malaysia Vasudevan, Saibaba and Chorus Gangai Amaran
"Yetho Ninaivugal" K. J. Yesudas, S. P. Sailaja


  1. ^ "Agal Vilakku Vinyl LP Records". musicalaya. Archived from the original on 7 April 2014. Retrieved 3 April 2014.
  2. ^ "Agal Vilakku (1979) - Ilaiyaraaja".
  3. ^ "Vinyl ("LP" record) covers speak about IR (Pictures & Details) - Thamizh - Page 2". Retrieved 5 December 2020.
  4. ^ Manigandan, K. R. (8 March 2012). "Shot Cuts: Blessing in disguise". The Hindu.