Kanni Paruvathile is a 1979 Tamil film directed by B. V. Balaguru starring K. Bhagyaraj, Rajesh and Vadivukarasi. The screenplay and dialogue were written by K. Bhagyaraj. The film is about an impotent husband (Rajesh) – who got injured by a bull in a village jallikattu event and his wife (Vadivukarasi). The story revolves around how they deal with the daily pressures of society and another man (K. Bhagyaraj), who wants to have an extra-marital relationship with the woman. The film was a blockbuster and completed a 224-day run at the box office.
Kannama (Vadivukarasi), an innocent village belle, is in love with Subbiah (Rajesh). Subbiah is an orphan and hence, denied marriage with Kannama by her father. Subbiah’s friend Cheenu (Bhagyaraj) comes to the village and, with his support, Subbiah abducts Kannama and marries her. After his marriage, Subbiah learns that he is unfit for married life. Kannama and Subbiah keep this a secret and pretend to all that they are leading a happy life. One day, in a weak moment, Kannama almost gives herself to Cheenu, who is a womaniser. He learns of Subbiah’s problem and starts torturing Kannama. How does Kannama deal with this problem? Does she leave Subbiah to marry Cheenu? Does she teach Cheenu a lesson? All this is revealed in the latter part of the movie.
Directed by B. V. Balaguru
Produced by S. A. Rajkannu
Written by K. Bhagyaraj (dialogues)
Screenplay by K. Bhagyaraj
Story by Vairavan
Starring Rajesh, K. Bhagyaraj, Vadivukkarasi
Music by Sankar Ganesh
Cinematography P. Ganesh Pandian
Edited by T. Thirunavukkarasu
Production Sri Amman Creations
Distributed by Sri Amman Creations
Release date 21 September 1979