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Thozhilali (English: Worker) is a Tamil-language film starring M. G. Ramachandran in the lead role and K. R. Vijaya, M. N. Nambiar, and Nagesh. The film was released on 25 September 1964.
Between Madras and Chengalpet, in the middle of the sixties…
Thozhilali tells the story of Râdju (MGR), relentless worker, only son of a widow (S N. Lakshimi) of peasant origin, which in spite of the economic difficulties, makes a success, in parallel, of brilliant of high studies.
We see him climbing, not without happinesses and problems, the social scale, via diverse jobs, arousing in the passage, the jealousy of his rich neighbors.
But his effort will be rewarded in the measure for hard sound labour, in the person of beautiful and intelligent Vijaya (Ratna)... Raju, a hardworking man joins a bus company and earns the respect of boss Murugappan. Murugappan's daughter Meena falls for Raju but he refuses to marry her and is thrown out of the company.
The film marked the acting debut of Ratna.