Release date14 January 1993 SongsNalam Vazha CastRevathi (Thulasi), Arvind Swamy (Gowri Shankar), Nizhalgal Ravi (Murali Krishna), Rohini (Kavitha), Vinodhini
Marupadiyum is a 1993 Indian Tamil-language film, written and directed by Balu Mahendra. It stars Revathi as the protagonist with Nizhalgal Ravi, Arvind Swamy and Rohini forms an ensemble cast. The film is a remake of Mahesh Bhatt's 1982 Hindi film Arth. Marupadiyum was both a critical and commercial success. Revathi won the Filmfare Award for Best Tamil Actress at the 41st Filmfare Awards South for her performance as Thulasi in the film.
Marupadiyum is an emotional and psychological drama that focuses on the central female protagonist, who is Thulasi (Revathi), a wife caught up in marital discord, and her life henceforth. Thulasi is married to Muralikrishna (Nizhalgal Ravi), a movie director who has an extra-marital affair with his star heroine, Kavitha (Rohini). Thulasi discovers this intimacy between her husband and Kavitha but is treated with indifference by her husband. Muralikrishna moves on to get a divorce from Thulasi. Thulasi pleads with Muralikrishna not to proceed with the divorce and asks Kavitha to leave her husband but both disagree to do so. Gowri Shankar (Arvind Swamy), a stranger, helps and befriends Thulasi after she leaves her husband.
Kavitha faces mental anguish as she feels guilty with another woman's husband and becomes psychologically affected. Muralikrishna ends up in a dilemma between his wife and his lover. Gowri Shankar turns into a dependable friend and asks Thulasi to marry him, but Thulasi has to choose her own path.
Revathi as Thulasi
Nizhalgal Ravi as Muralikrishna
Aravind Swamy as Gowri Shankar
Rohini as Kavitha
Vinodhini as Priya
Oru Viral Krishna Rao
The song "Aasai athigam .." has been lifted of by Berny-Ignatius for "Manam thelinge" in the film Thenmavin Kombathu, 1994.