Pudhumai Penn (1984 film)
|Story by||R. Selvaraj|
|Produced by||M. Saravanan|
|Edited by||V. Rajagopal|
Pudhumai Penn (transl. Modern Woman), officially released as AVMin Pudhumai Penn (transl. AVM's Modern Woman) is a 1984 Indian Tamil-language drama film directed by Bharathiraja and produced by AVM Productions. The film stars Pandiyan and Revathi. It was released on 14 July 1984.
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Revathi's father is a Tamil teacher. He brings up Revathi as a girl with more interest towards the language. One day he withdraws a big sum of money from bank but loses it. Pandiyan somehow finds that money and hands it over to him. Revathi's father on liking Pandiyan's gesture, plans to arrange his daughter's marriage with him. Dr. Rajasekhar, a womanizer is Pandiyan's manager. He rapes and kills the blind sister of Pratap Poten. In this case, Pandiyan is convicted as guilty and jailed. Revathi struggles to get him out of the prison by proving him innocent. But this needs a lot of money. To earn the required money she does different jobs. Then she finds Pratap Poten, who is a lawyer and convinces him to help her. Pratap Poten gets Pandiyan out of the prison. After Pandiyan's release, he questions Revathi about how she earned this much money to get him out and doubts her virginity. Revathi breaks down and in anger she throws the sacred thread of marriage in Pandiyan's face and leaves away.
- Revathi as Seetha
- Pratap Pothen
- Dr. Rajasekhar
- Y. G. Mahendran
- Chithra Lakshmanan
- Ra. Sankaran as Seetha's father
Pudhumai Penn marked the acting debut of Rajasekhar. It was also Pandiyan's only collaboration with AVM Productions. The studio's name was prefixed to the film's title (AVMin Pudhumai Penn, meaning AVM's Modern Woman).
|5||"Oru Thendral"||Malaysia Vasudevan, Chorus||04:40|
|4||"Kasthuri Mane"||K. J. Yesudas, Uma Ramanan||05:09|
|2||"Kathal Mayakam"||P. Jayachandran, Sunanda||06:12|
Release and reception
Pudhumai Penn was released on 14 July 1984, and ran for 208 days in the Mini Priya theatre, Madurai. The film failed during its first run. M. G. Ramachandran, then the chief minister of Tamil Nadu, decided to re-release the film with tax exemption which led to huge success at box-office.
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