Kumari Kottam is a 1971 Tamil language drama film, directed by P. Neelakantan. The film features M. G. Ramachandran and Jayalalithaa in dual roles. It was a super hit movie that ran more than 100 days in Chennai, Madurai and Trichy. The film, produced by Kovai Chezhiyan, had musical score by M. S. Viswanathan, was released on Republic day of 1971 and became a super hit at the box office.
Somu agrees to marry his daughter to his close friend Muthaiya’s son. Muthaiya has helped him in all instances.
One day, he gets a letter from his late wife’s cousin stating that Somu and his daughter must come to own Somu’s father in law’s wealth. He refuses the offer as he doesn’t have money to go, Muthaiya sells his wife’s jewellery to send him.
Many years later, Somu and his daughter are leading a luxurious life. Muthaiya’s son Gopal enters the house as a gardener.
Soon Muthaiya comes to Somu to remind him of his promise to get his daughter married to his son. But he refuses stating he is a mere gardener forgetting all the old sacrifices. Muthaiya is offended in public and attempts suicide, but is saved at the last moment by Gopal. Gopal then promises to teach a lesson to Somu and his daughter.
Directed by P. Neelakantan
Produced by Kovai Chezhiyan
Written by Sornam
Screenplay by Sornam
Story by V. C. Guhanathan
Starring M. G. Ramachandran, Jayalalithaa, S. A. Ashokan, Cho Ramaswamy
Music by M. S. Viswanathan
Edited by G. Kalyanasundaram
Production Kay Cee Films
Distributed by Kay Cee Films
Release date 26 January 1971