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Kaviyath Thalaivi

1970 166’ b&w Tamil d/s K. Balachander p Sowcar Janaki pc Selvi Films lyr Kannadasan c N. Balakrishnan m M.S. Vishwanathan lp Sowcar Janaki, Gemini Ganesh, Ravichandran, M.R.R. Vasu

The heroine Devi (Janaki, who also produced the film) loves the lawyer Suresh (Ganesh) but circumstances force her to marry the gambler and alcoholic Paranthaman (Vasu). Trying to escape from her evil husband, Devi becomes a dancer in Hyderabad where she gives birth to a daughter. When her husband tries to kidnap the child, she has Suresh adopt her. Later, when her husband’s blackmail threatens her daughter’s marriage, Devi kills him. Remake of Asit Sen’s Bengali classic Uttar Falguni (1963).