Embedded with social relevance and charged emotions, this brooding relationship drama follows the ups and downs in the life of Anu (Sujatha), who after separating from her boyfriend Bharani (Ravikumar) is forced to marry Ramnath (Rajnikant), the sadistic boss of her dying father.
After she has a child she takes the bold decision that she has had enough of the abuse, gets a divorce and finds a job in Madras. Her old lover Bharani is now her neighbour and their affair is resumed. Through all of this, she is supported by a Malayali clerk and ventriloquist Janardan (Kamalahasan), who also loves her.
When her former husband reappears to destroy again her aspirations for a new life, her repentant mother-in-law (Leelavathi) stands by her, getting employed as her servant. With her husband, ex-lover and Janardhan, all dreaming of a life with her, it seems sure that Anu will find the ideal mate this time around, right?
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Director, K. Balachander later remade this movie in the Telugu language, under the title Idi Katha Kaadu (1979) with Jayasudha, Kamal Haasan, Chiranjeevi and Sarath Babu. Read More