Meendum Vazhven (Eng: I will live once more) is 1971 Tamil Thriller film, directed by T. N. Balu and produced by V. C. Jain and G. C. Lal Vani. The film’s script was written by T. N. Balu. Music was by M. S. Viswanathan. The film stars Ravichandran, Bharathi, Nagesh, R. S. Manohar and Vijaya Lalitha playing lead, with Major Sundararajan, S. Varalakshmi, Thengai Srinivasan and Master Sekhar playing supporting roles.
Jagatheesh (R. S. Manohar) wants to grab the properties of his businessman paternal uncle, Rajamanickam Pillai, by killing him and his young son Babu, (Master Sekhar) who is studying in a distant boarding school. Knowing his evil intention, the paternal uncle keeps his son’s whereabouts a secret which is known only to his loyal personal secretary Shanthi (Bharathi). One night after a bitter argument over the properties, Jagatheesh kills his uncle and abducts his secretary Shanthi to find out about his young son Babu.
Meanwhile, Raju (Ravichandran, son of a rich man Chinna Durai (Major Sundararajan) is thrown out of his house by his stepmother Shantha Lakshmi (S. Varalakshmi) and lands in the city as a taxi driver. The secretary Shanthi gets abducted in his taxi, the news is in the newspapers and the police start looking for the taxi. Raju then goes after Jagathesh and finds Shanthi locked up in a cell on a remote island. Jagatheesh finds out the whereabouts of the boy, but is unable to identify him, so he abducts a bus load of boys from that school and forces Shanthi to identify the boy so that he could kill him. Raju, with help of a small-time magician Chithambaram (Nagesh), rescues Shanthi and the boys after a series of fights with the gangsters. Raju and Shanthi get married.
Directed by T. N. Balu
Produced by V. C. Jain & G. C. Lal Vani
Written by T. N. Balu
Starring Ravichandran, Bharathi, Nagesh, R. S. Manohar, Vijaya Lalitha
Music by M. S. Viswanathan
Cinematography K. S. Prasad
Edited by R. Devarajan
Production Karpagam & AVM
Distributed by Rani Productions
Release date 23 April 1971
Running time 161 Mins