Puthiya Vaarpugal

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Puthiya Vaarpugal
Puthiya Vaarpugal.jpg
Directed by P. Bharathiraja[1]
Produced by P. Bharathiraja
Written by K. Bhagyaraj
Screenplay by P. Bharathiraja
Story by R. Selvaraj
Starring K. Bhagyaraj
Rati Agnihotri
Music by Ilaiyaraaja
Cinematography P. S. Nivas
Edited by R. Bhaskaran
Manoj Creations
Distributed by Manoj Creations
Release date
14 April 1979
Country India
Language Tamil

Puthiya Vaarpugal is a 1979 Tamil language feature film directed by P. 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[2][3]

The film marked the debut of Bhagyaraj as a lead actor. The film was remade in Telugu as Kotha Jeevithalu. The movie was shot in picturesque locations in the Theni area of Tamil Nadu.


Shanmugakani (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. What happens afterwards forms the rest of the story.


LP cover

The music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja.[4]

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 Idhayam Poguthey Jency Gangai Amaran 4:24
2 Namthana Namthana Jency, B. Vasantha Gangai Amaran 4:12
3 Thiruvizha Koothu Ilaiyaraaja, Gangai Amaran, P. Bharathiraja Gangai Amaran 5:37
4 Vaan Meghangale Malaysia Vasudevan, S. Janaki Kannadasan 4:34


  1. ^ "Puthiya Vaarpugal". cinesouth. Retrieved 2013-10-01. 
  2. ^ "Film List Of Director Barathiraja". Lakshman Shruthi. Retrieved 22 December 2011. 
  3. ^ "Bharathiraja Profile". Jointscene. Retrieved 22 December 2011. 
  4. ^ "Puthiya Vaarpugal songs". raaga. Retrieved 2013-10-01.