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Puthu Kavithai
Directed byS. P. Muthuraman
Produced byRajam Balachander
Written byVisu
Screenplay byVisu
Story byM. R. Anand
Thengai Srinivasan
Delhi Ganesh
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Edited byR. Vittal
Release date
11 June 1982
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 (Rajinikanth) is a motorcycle contest champion for six years in a row. Winning the championship brings introduces him to Uma (Jyothi), who is the daughter of a haughty, rich woman called Thilakavathy (Sukumari).

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 (Saritha) and with a child studying in 2nd std. 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 comes to know 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]

All tracks are written by Vairamuthu.

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. ^ https://www.kavithalayaa.in/films.php
  2. ^ Ramachandran, Naman (2012). Rajinikanth: The Definitive Biography. New Delhi: Penguin Books. p. 105. ISBN 978-81-8475-796-5.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  3. ^ "Pudhu Kavithai Songs". raaga. Retrieved 10 October 2013.

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