|Produced by||R. M. Veerappan|
V. Tamil Azhagan
R. M. Veerappan
|Story by||R. M. Veerappan|
|Edited by||K. R. Krishnan|
|Distributed by||Sathya Movies|
Pudhu Manithan (English: New human) is a 1991 Tamil drama film, directed by Manivannan. The film featured Sathyaraj as the protagonist, while Bhanupriya played his love interest and Sarath Kumar as the antagonist. The film's musical score was by Deva and was released on 22 March 1991.
Kabali (Sathyaraj), an orphan, lives in a slum with an old Brahmin woman named Pangajam (Manorama), and he considers her like his mother. Kabali is a fisherman and also the slum's rowdy, but he has a heart of gold. He went to jail many times only because he fought against injustice.
Suganthi (Bhanupriya), a chorus singer who is also an orphan, often returns home late. For her safety, she uses Kabali's name to avoid the rowdies and lies that she is his girlfriend. One day, Kabali meets her and slaps her for misusing his name. Thereafter, he falls in love with her.
Sundar (R. Sarathkumar) is a rich man and womanizer. He is able to have any girls he wants by money or force. His mother (Sathyapriya) sympathizes with Suganthi and decides to get her married to Sundar.
When Kabali decides to propose his love to Suganthi, she first tells him that she has accepted to get married to Sundar, and she invites him for the wedding. Kabali is then heartbroken as he knows about Sundar's bad habits, but he decides to hide the truth because he does not want to hurt her feelings.
At the wedding day, however, Sundar stops the marriage because he thinks that Suganthi has an illicit affair with Kabali. Kabali tells him that he is wrong and challenges him to arrange their marriage another day. What transpires later forms the crux of the story.
- Sathyaraj as Kabali
- Bhanupriya as Suganthi
- Sarath Kumar as Sundar
- Manorama as Pangajam
- Goundamani as Rasappa
- Sathyapriya as Sundar's mother
- Madhuri as Lakshmi
- Thalapathi Dinesh as Henchman
- Ponnambalam as Henchman
- Halwa Vasu
- Ennatha Kannaiya
- Poornam Vishwanathan in a cameo appearance
- L. R. Eswari in a cameo appearance
- Sankar Ganesh in a cameo appearance
|Soundtrack album by|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
The film score and the soundtrack were composed by film composer Deva. The soundtrack, released in 1991, features 6 tracks with lyrics written by Vairamuthu, Muthulingam, Na. Kamarasan and Kalidasan.
|1||"Angam Unathu Angam"||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chithra||5:49|
|2||"Nilavukku Thaalaattu"||S. Janaki||4:53|
|3||"Othuda Othuda"||Malaysia Vasudevan, Kovai Kamala||5:32|
|4||"Thinam Thinam"||S. Janaki||Muthulingam||4:30|
|5||"Valaikku Thappiya Meenu"||K. J. Yesudas||4:34|
|6||"Yelelankuyilae"||K. S. Chithra||4:21|