The film is based on the lifestyle of the Adivasis of Attappady at Malleswaram hills. Slash and burn cultivation practised by the Adivasis was suddenly stopped by the Government, forcing them to search for new jobs. The hero changes his hair style to suit the times. The courtship dance and traditional songs were depicted in a realistic way.

Cast & Crew

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Directed by Thoppil Bhasi
Produced by M. O. Joseph
Screenplay by Thoppil Bhasi
Based on Ponni
by Malayattoor Ramakrishnan
Starring Kamal Haasan, Lakshmi
Music by G. Devarajan
Cinematography Balu Mahendra
Edited by M. S. Mani
Production company – Manjilas
Distributed by Central Pictures
Release date
3 September 1976

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