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Directed byS. P. Muthuraman
Screenplay byVisu
Story byM. R. Anand
Produced byRajam Balachander
Edited byR. Vittal
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Release date
  • 11 June 1982 (1982-06-11)
Running time
139 Minutes

Puthukavithai (transl. New Poem) is a Tamil language romantic drama film, directed by S. P. Muthuraman. The film was a remake of the 1976 Kannada film Naa Ninna Mareyalare.[2]


Anand is a motorcycle contest champion for six years in a row. Winning the championship brings introduces him to Uma, who is the daughter of a haughty, rich woman called Thilakavathy.

Initially, Uma thinks Anand has too dark a complexion; but soon her feelings turn into love. Thilakavathy deceives Anand and Uma into thinking that she had agreed to their wedding; while secretly planning to get Uma married to someone else.

On the day of the wedding, she gets Anand locked up. Anand escapes, but not too soon to stop the wedding.

The next time they meet, Uma sees Anand seemingly happily married to Kalyani and with a child studying in the second standard. Uma mentions that she is happily married too, and has two children.

Meanwhile, Kalyani invites Uma to her house for Diwali festival celebrations, where she reveals a secret.

Actually, Kalyani is not married to Anand, but to someone else. Further, Kalyani and her husband have actually saved Anand who was lying drunk on a road. So Anand stayed with them and their child.

Meanwhile, Anand discovers that Uma is a widow now and that she had lied to him about having kids and being happily married.

Anand promises to marry Uma and finally they reunite.



Music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja.[3][4] The song "Vellai Pura Onru" is set to Hamsadhvani raga.[5]

All tracks are written by Vairamuthu.

Track listing
1."Vellai Pura Onru" (Duet)K. J. Yesudas, S. Janaki4:21
2."Vaarey Vaa"K. J. Yesudas, S. Janaki4:28
3."Vellai Pura Ondru" (Solo)K. J. Yesudas4:24
4."Vaa Vaa Vasanthamey"Malaysia Vasudevan3:55
Total length:17:13


  1. ^ "Films". Kavithalayaa Productions. Retrieved 31 May 2021.
  2. ^ Ramachandran, Naman (2012). Rajinikanth: The Definitive Biography. New Delhi: Penguin Books. p. 105. ISBN 978-81-8475-796-5.
  3. ^ "Pudhu Kavithai (1982)". Raaga.com. Archived from the original on 11 October 2013. Retrieved 10 October 2013.
  4. ^ "Puthu Kavithai Tamil Film EP Vinyl Record by Ilayraraaja". Mossymart. Retrieved 5 October 2021.
  5. ^ Sundararaman (2007) [2005]. Raga Chintamani: A Guide to Carnatic Ragas Through Tamil Film Music (2nd ed.). Pichhamal Chintamani. p. 167. OCLC 295034757.

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