Somewhere between the Tamil campaign and its capital.
As the farmer Ponnaiya (MGR) puts a lot with a big seriousness into fields, that he takes to heart responsibility that his father, Nathamai Nalasivam (Chittor V. Nagaiah) delegates to him, as the twin younger brother of Ponnaiya, Muthaiya (MGR), studying in agronomy, lets go itself, does not really get involved in its studies, because its spirit is monopolized somewhere else...
Muthaiya who gives no more the news, worries his family.
Ponnaiya who absolutely has to pay off a big debt in Pannaiyar Paramasivam (M. N. Nambiar), rises towards the capital to earn money and especially find his brother Muthaiya.
Once arrived in the big city, Ponnaiya saves a master-fighter (S. A. Ashokan) of several aggressors.
By way of thanks, this one teaches him all the threads of the wrestling.
Ponnaiya wins in reputation and in fortune.
The casting is established according to the original order of the credits of opening of the movie, except those not mentioned
Actor Chittor V. Nagaiah (plays the father role of both MGR) died a few months after the release of PATTIKAATTU PONNAIYA, on 30 December, at the age of 69. (1904-1973)
MGR had the same feminine partners as in the movie KUDIYIRUNDHA KOYIL, in 1968, Jayalalitha and Rajasree.
PATTIKAATTU PONNAIYA was their twenty-eighth and last movie together for MGR and Jayalalitha.
In the same year, MGR played another dual-role. His physical speed and look was similar to ULAGAM SUTRUM VALIBAN.
The film was run for 70 days.
The film, had musical score by K. V. Mahadevan and was released on 10 August 1973.
The music composed by K. V. Mahadevan, while lyrics written by Kannadasan and Pulamaipithan.