|Directed by Manivasagam|
Cinematography R. H. Ashok
|Music by Deva|
|Produced by Rajeswari Manivasagam
Written by Manivasagam Erode Soundar (dialogues)
Starring R. Sarathkumar Gautami Manorama Goundamani Senthil Jai Ganesh Vadivukkarasi Delhi Ganesh Vijayaraj
Periya Gounder Ponnu (English: Daughter of a big landlord) is a 1992 Tamil drama film directed by Manivasagam. The film features R. Sarathkumar and Gautami in the lead roles, with Manorama, Goundamani, Senthil, Jaiganesh, Vadivukkarasi, Delhi Ganesh and Vijayaraj playing supporting roles. The film, produced by Rajeswari Manivasagam and P.S. Mani, had musical score by Deva and was released on 28 February 1992.
Periya Samy (Jai Ganesh), called as Periya Gounder by the villagers, is the village chief and a wealthy respected man in his village. His daughter Manjula (Gautami), an arrogant girl who studied in city, comes back to her village during summer vacations. Her cousin Thangamuthu (R. Sarathkumar) is an educated blacksmith and lives with his widow mother (Manorama), he is the future husband of Manjula as per the village custom. But Periya Samy doesn't want to get married with a man who belongs to a poor family, so he refuses for Thangamuthu and Manjula's marriage.
Periya Samy slowly falls in love with the village belle Jillu (Jillu) and she becomes his secret mistress. He even accepts to marry his daughter with his mistress's rowdy brother (Vijayaraj). One day, Manjula insults Thangamuthu and his mother. The next, the angry ties a mangal sutra around her neck (synonym of marriage). What transpires next forms the rest of the story.
The film score and the soundtrack were composed by film composer Deva. The soundtrack, released in 1992, features 5 tracks with lyrics written by Kalidasan.