This evocative tale is a love story in which a young maiden, Mayil (Sridevi), has fantasies about marrying a fashionable urban youth. When a sophisticated and city-bred veterinarian comes into their village, she is totally enamoured by him and dreams of marrying him. However, his intentions are not pure and he betrays her.
The brokenhearted Mayil faces further woes when her mother also passes away, forcing her to marry her distant cousin, Sappani (Kamalahasan) a simpleton who is treated extremely poorly by society. How will Mayil come to terms with her shattered dreams and stark reality? Things get worse for her when she is pursued by the local bully Parattayan (Rajnikant). What fate awaits Mayil and what will Sappani role be in her life?
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Bharathiraja said that this movie was to be made in black-and-white by the National Film Development Corporation of India, but it backed out at the last minute. Bharathiraja went ahead with the film, shooting for the first time in natural light. Kamal Haasan said that they did not have the budget to afford a camera that could shoot slow motion scenes and therefore Sridevi had to literally run in slow motion for a particular scene. Read More