Ulagam Sutrum Valiban (Eng: Globetrotting Youngster) is a 1973 Tamil Film directed by M. G. Ramachandran.
This high-budget production stars M. G. Ramachandran, M. N. Nambiar, Manjula, Latha Sethupathi, Chandrakala, Thai actress Metta Roongrat, R.S. Manohar, S.A. Ashokan in the lead roles while Nagesh play supporting role. This movie was one of MGR’s all-time blockbusters and completed a 217-day run at the box office.
Murugan (MGR) is an Indian scientist who has recently discovered how to store a part of the energy unleashed from lightning. He reports this in the Hong Kong scientists’ conference. He says that he won’t reveal his discovery since the world is at the brink of World War III and his research may be used for destructive purposes. Scientist Bairavan (S.A. Asokan) says Murugan is showing off without researching anything. So Murugan demonstrates it and destroys the vital research notes which upsets the other scientists.
Bairavan negotiates with him to sell the research to a foreign country which Murugan refuses. Murugan then departs with his girlfriend, Vimala (Manjula) for a world tour. He tells to Vimala that he pretended like destroying the research notes and he has kept the notes in some safe place. He was willing to use them and research further so that his research is used for productive purposes. Bairavan who has been following them hears this and follows them wherever they go. Bairavan wants the research notes so that he can sell them to some countries for a lump sum amount.
In Singapore, Bairavan shoots Murugan with a special gun (not killing him). Vimala faints on seeing this.
Murugan became mentally affected and is taken into Bairavan’s custody. Shortly after that, Vimala is also abducted by bairavan, hoping that vimala can cure murugans mental illness to reveal the whereabouts of his research paper.
Now comes Raju (MGR) a CBCID officer and Murugan’s younger brother in Singapore in search of his brother.
How he finds his brother and what happens to others form the rest of the story.
Directed by M. G. Ramachandran
Produced by M. G. Ramachandran
Written by Sornam
Story by R. M. Veerappan, S. K. T. Sami, Ve. Lakshmanan
Starring M. G. Ramachandran, Latha, Chandrakala, Manjula, S. A. Ashokan, R. S. Manohar, M. N. Nambiar, Nagesh
Music by M. S. Viswanathan
Cinematography V. Ramamoorthy
Edited by M. Umanath
Production Emgeeyaar Pictures Ltd
Distributed by Emgeeyaar Pictures Ltd
Release dates 11 May 1973
Running time 178 mins