The film begins in the pre-independence era, where Raghu (R. Muthuraman) is a revolutionary who is disowned by his aristocratic father and is presumed dead while fleeing from the police. Ten years later, Raghu’s wife is shot dead by a landlord attempting to rape her and her young boy shoots the landlord in retaliation and absconds.

In a shocking twist, Ashok finds out that the landlord whom he had murdered as a boy was none other than Sujatha’s father and he starts rebuking Sujatha without revealing her the truth, leaving her heart-broken. Distraught and despondent, Ashok plans one last big heist to support “Parvathi Nilayam” permanently, hand it over to his friend Mahesh and seclude himself forever. Whether his plans succeed forms the rest of the story.

Directed by I. V. Sasi
Produced by Prakash R. C.
Written by Hassan Brothers
Starring Kamal Haasan, Sridevi, Muthuraman, Mohan Babu
M. N. Nambiar
Music by Ilaiyaraaja
Cinematography Jayanan Vincent
Edited by K. Narayanan
Production company – Shiv Sakthi Films
Release date
18 July 1980

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