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1972 145’ b&w Tamil d Jambulingam p K. Selvaraj co-s/lyr Kannadasan co-sc Panchu Arunachalam c T.K. Venkat m C.N. Pandurangam lp T.R. Mahalingam, Sowcar Janaki, R.S. Manohar, Bhanumathi (jr), Kanthimathi, Surulirajan, A. Veerappan

A melodrama propagandising for religion. Set in Thillai, tells of the proud potter Ambalavaanar (Mahalingam) who, on his wife Leelavathi’s (Janaki) prompting, becomes a devotee and, hearing the Vishalakshi Ammayar Harikatha, dedicates himself totally to the temple, neglecting the girl next door, Saraswathi (Bhanumathi), who had become attached to the couple. Saraswathi falls ill, but is saved through a prayer to Nataraja. When Ambalavanar becomes enamoured of the temple devadasi Kalavathy, his wife refuses any further contact with her husband, but Nataraja again intervenes and reconciles the couple who emerge rejuvenated from the experience thanks to their Lord’s blessings.