Marupadiyum (Eng: Again) is a 1993 Indian Tamil-language film, written and directed by Balu Mahendra. It stars Revathi as the protagonist with Nizhalgal Ravi, Arvind Swamy and Rohini forms an ensemble cast. The film is a remake of Mahesh Bhatt’s 1982 Hindi film Arth. Marupadiyum was both a critical and commercial success. Revathi won the Filmfare Award for Best Tamil Actress at the 41st Filmfare Awards South for her performance as Thulasi in the film.
Marupadiyum is an emotional and psychological drama that focuses on the central female protagonist, who is Thulasi (Revathi), a wife caught up in marital discord, and her life henceforth. Thulasi is married to Muralikrishna (Nizhalgal Ravi), a movie director who has an extra-marital affair with his star heroine, Kavitha (Rohini). Thulasi discovers this intimacy between her husband and Kavitha but is treated with indifference by her husband. Muralikrishna moves on to get a divorce from Thulasi. Thulasi pleads with Muralikrishna not to proceed with the divorce and asks Kavitha to leave her husband but both disagree to do so. Gowri Shankar (Arvind Swamy), a stranger, helps and befriends Thulasi after she leaves her husband.
Kavitha faces mental anguish as she feels guilty with another woman’s husband and becomes psychologically affected. Muralikrishna ends up in a dilemma between his wife and his lover. At a stage, kavitha discards Murali Krishna who again approaches thulasi but she refused to accept him. Gowri Shankar turns into a dependable friend and asks Thulasi to marry him, but Thulasi has to choose her own path.without once again getting into the marriage trap.
Directed by Balu Mahendra
Produced by Ashwin Kumar
Written by Balu Mahendra
Story by Mahesh Bhatt
Starring Revathi, Nizhalgal Ravi, Arvind Swamy, Rohini
Music by Ilaiyaraaja
Cinematography Balu Mahendra
Edited by Balu Mahendra
Production Ashwin International
Distributed by Ashwin International
Release date 14 January 1993
Running time 139 minutes