Muthu (Kamal) is an 18-year-old simpleton who works in a small village. He is sexually harassed by his landlord’s sister, a widow. Unable to bear it any longer, Muthu goes to Madras(Chennai). However, he is again harassed in a similar way by people whom he meets. He finds work at a hotel as a room boy where he meets Srividya (Maragadham), a prostitute. He then rescues her once from a raid. After he saves her, she develops a soft spot towards him. He lives in Srividya’s house as a servant but later is thrown away from her home. In the end kamal gets affected by an STD and is shown in a hospital being treated by a doctor (Major Sundarrajan) and eventually dies.

Cast & Crew

Directed by R. C. Sakthi
Produced by K.L. Bose
M. Sardhar
Rameesa Ashraf
Written by R. C. Sakthi
Starring Kamal Haasan, Srividya, L. Kanchana, Major Sundarrajan, S. V. Ramadoss, V. Gopalakrishnan
Music by Shyam
Cinematography R. N. Pillai
Edited by G. Kalyanasundaram
Release date
25 May 1976

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