Puthukavithai is a Tamil movie directed by SP. Muthuraman. The film is a remake of the 1976 hit Kannada film Naa Ninna Mareyalare with Rajkumar and Lakshmi, famous Tamil actress in the lead.
Anand (Rajinikanth) is motorcycle champion for six years in a row. Winning the championship brings him the introduction of Uma (Jyothi), the daughter of Thilakavathy (Sukumari); a haughty, rich woman. Uma thinks anand has a too dark complexion but soon turns into love. But Thilakavathy deceives Anand and Uma into thinking that she agrees to their wedding while secretly planning to get Uma married someone else. She gets Anand locked up on the day of the wedding and Anand escapes but not too soon to stop the wedding.
The next time they meet, Uma sees Anand happily married to Kalyani (Saritha) and with a child while she informs him that she too is happily married with two children. Saritha invites Uma to her house for diwali there reveals a secret . Later what happens is the climax.
Directed by SP. Muthuraman
Produced by Rajam Balachander
Written by Visu
Screenplay by Visu
Story by M. R. Anand
Starring Rajinikanth, Jyothi, Sukumari, Saritha, Thengai Srinivasan, Delhi Ganesh
Music by Ilaiyaraaja
Edited by R. Vittal
Production Kavithalayaa Productions
Distributed by Kavithalayaa Productions
Release dates 11 June 1982