|Screenplay by||K. Bhagyaraj|
|Story by||R. Selvaraj|
|Cinematography||P. S. Nivas|
|Edited by||R. Bhaskaran|
|14 April 1979|
Puthiya Vaarpugal (transl. New Mouldings) is a 1979 Tamil language film, directed by Bharathiraja. K. Bhagyaraj and Rati Agnihotri played the lead roles in this film along with Goundamani and G. Srinivasan. The music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja.
Bhagyaraj is the dialogue writer and hero of this movie. Bhagyaraj used this fact in his own Dhavani Kanavugal movie where he cast his mentor P Bharathiraja in a cameo role (movie director) as himself who decides to cast an extra(Bhagyaraj) as hero and dialogue writer of his movie after accidentally discovering his skills.
Shanmugamani(K. Bhagyaraj) arrives in the village of Thaayamangalam as the new school teacher and soon falls in love with a local damsel Jothi (Rati Agnihotri). The village head called as "Periyavar" (played by G. Srinivasan) is a lecherous and sinister man who has a lustful eye on Jothi. Amavasai (Goundamani) is Periyavar's stooge who also has a long-standing desire to marry Jothi. Periyavar frames Shanmugakani for the rape and murder of a woman social activist and gets him evicted from the village and gets Jothi married by deceit to Amavasai. He asks Amavasai and Jothi to stay with him in order to satiate his lust with Jothi. Jothi kills the village head before Amavasai and Shanmugakani can. Amavasai decides to hide it from the villagers. He feels guilty for cheating and marrying her, so he removes the mangalsutra he tied and asks her to live happily with Shanmugakani. The movie ends with Shanmugakani and Jyothi leaving the village.
- K. Bhagyaraj as Shanmugamani (Vaathiyaar )(Voice-over by Gangai Amaran)
- Rati Agnihotri as Jothi (Voice over by Hemamalini)
- Goundamani as Amavasai
- Usha Rajendar as Social Activist
- G. Srinivasan as Landlord
- Janagaraj as Landlord's Son
- K. K. Soundar as Jothi's Father
- Manobala as Panchayat Member (Cameo)
- Master Haja Sheriff as Jothi's Brother Doraisamy
- Chandrasekhar as Mappilai
|Film score by|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|2||"Thamthananam Thana"||Jency, B. Vasantha||Gangai Amaran||4:12|
|3||"Thiruvizha Koothu"||Ilaiyaraaja, Gangai Amaran, Bharathiraja||Gangai Amaran||5:37|
|4||"Vaan Megangale"||Malaysia Vasudevan, S. Janaki||Kannadasan||4:34|
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