Kamal Haasan, along with his group of friends: Vijayakumar, Srikanth, Jaiganesh and Ravichandran go to a forest. Kamal is a researcher who studies the behaviour of snakes (Ichadhari), a kind of snake which takes humanoid form. One of his friend kills the beloved of the serpent, (Chandramohan) despite the intervention of Kamal. Initially, all the other friends ignore Kamal without knowing the seriousness of the issue. They all leave the village and the female serpent (Sripriya) vows to avenge the death of her beloved. She kills all the five friends of Kamal in disguise at some instance and at the end, she disguises as Latha (Kamal’s love interest) in order to kill him. In the end, Sripriya is killed and Kamal reunites with Latha and the child of Srikanth.

Cast & Crew

Directed by Durai
Produced by Girija Pakkirisami, K. S. Narasimhan
Written by P. Kalaimani
Story by Rajendra Singh Aatish
Starring Kamal Haasan, Sripriya, R. Muthuraman, Latha
Music by Sankar Ganesh
Cinematography V. Ranga
Edited by M. Vellaisamy
Production company- Sri Chamundeswari
Release date
13 January 1979

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