Oru Kuppai Kathai (Eng: A Garbage Story) is a 2018 Indian Tamil drama film was produced by Aravindan, Ramadhoss and Aslam. It was written and directed by debutant Kaali Rangaswamy. The film stars dance choreographer Dinesh in his debut as lead actor with Manisha Yadav and Yogi Babu in lead roles. The film’s music was composed by Joshua Sridhar. The film was released in 25 May 2018 to positive reviews from critics.
Oru Kuppai Kathai deals with extramarital affairs are not new to Tamil audience. But this film is different, in the sense that it also drives home the point that no job is inferior as long as it doesn’t involve hurting others. The film opens with Kumar, a man who works as a trash collector, approaching cops and confessing that he has committed a murder. The story then moves ahead in flashbacks. After several rejections, Kumar (National Award-winning choreographer Dhinesh Master, in his debut film as hero) finds a life partner in Poongodi (Manisha Yadav) and the wedding is fixed. But, there’s a little lock here – she believes he works as a clerk, though her parents are aware of the truth. When she finds out the truth, she’s dejected and distances herself from him. And soon, finding comfort in their neighbour Arjun’s (Sujo Mathew) company, she elopes with him and her newborn. How this incident affects Kumar and his family forms the crux of the story.