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Marupadiyum dvd.jpg
Official DVD Cover
Directed by Balu Mahendra[1]
Produced by Ashwin Kumar
Written by Balu Mahendra
Story by Mahesh Bhatt
Starring Revathi
Nizhalgal Ravi
Arvind Swamy
Music by Ilaiyaraaja
Cinematography Balu Mahendra
Edited by Balu Mahendra
Ashwin International
Distributed by Ashwin International
Release date
14 January 1993
Running time
139 minutes
Country India
Language Tamil

Marupadiyum is a 1993 Indian Tamil-language film, written and directed by Balu Mahendra. It stars Nizhalgal Ravi, Revathi, Rohini and Arvind Swamy. The film is a remake of Mahesh Bhatt's 1982 Hindi film Arth. Marupadiyum was both a critical and commercial success.


Marupadiyum is an emotional and psychological drama that focuses on the central female protagonist, who is Thulasi (Revathi), a wife caught up in marital discord, and her life henceforth. Thulasi is married to Muralikrishna (Nizhalgal Ravi), a movie director who has an extra-marital affair with his star heroine, Kavitha (Rohini). Thulasi discovers this intimacy between her husband and Kavitha but is treated with indifference by her husband. Muralikrishna moves on to get a divorce from Thulasi. Thulasi pleads with Muralikrishna not to proceed with the divorce and asks Kavitha to leave her husband but both disagree to do so. Gowri Shankar (Arvind Swamy), a stranger, helps and befriends Thulasi after she leaves her husband.

Kavitha faces mental anguish as she feels guilty with another woman's husband and becomes psychologically affected. Muralikrishna ends up in a dilemma between his wife and his lover. Gowri Shankar turns into a dependable friend and asks Thulasi to marry him, but Thulasi has to choose her own path.[2]



Soundtrack album by Ilaiyaraaja
Released 1993 (1993)
Language Tamil
Track # Song Singer(s) Lyrics
1 "Aasai Athigam" S. Janaki Ravi Bharathi
2 "Ellorukum Nalla Kaalam" K. J. Yesudas Vaali
3 "Ellorum Sollu Pattu" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam Vaali
4 "Nalam Vazha" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam Vaali
5 "Nallathor Veenai" S. Janaki Ravi Bharathi

The song "Aasai athigam .." has been lifted of by Berny-Ignatius for "Manam thelinge" in the film Thenmavin Kombathu, 1994.


  1. ^ Marupadiyum, IMDb, retrieved 2008-11-17 
  2. ^ Marupadiyum, Music Plugin, retrieved 2008-11-29 

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