Vidiyum Varai Kaathiru is a Tamil thriller film written and directed by K. Bhagyaraj. The movie is thematically similar to the 1971 movie A New Leaf. The movie received positive reviews during the release.
Can true love change the heart of even a hardened criminal? This is the question thrown at the audience in ‘Vidiyumvarai Kaathiru’.
Raja (Bhagyaraj) is a hardened criminal, forever plotting to usurp the property of others. He comes to Ooty and wins the confidence of Rajshekar, a rich businessman. Rajshekar develops so much faith in Raja that he gets him married to his own mentally unstable daughter Satya (Satyakala) and bequeaths all his property in her name. He also adds a clause that in case Satya meets with her death, then all the property would go to Raja.
Raja plots and makes several attempts to kill Satya, but always fails. At last, he comes to know that all along, Satya has been aware of his plans. She now begs him to surrender to the police as she is in the family way. Does Raja have a change of heart? Does he surrender or does he kill her and run away with her property?
Directed by K. Bhagyaraj
Produced by S. Sakthivel & M. S. Akbar
Written by Thooyavan (dialogues)
Screenplay by K. Bhagyaraj
Story by K. Bhagyaraj
Starring K. Bhagyaraj, Sathyakala, ‘Karate’ Mani
Music by Ilaiyaraaja
Cinematography A. V. Ramakrishnan
Edited by A. Selvanathan
Production S. T. Combines
Distributed by S. T. Combines
Release date 8 May 1981
Running time 133 minutes