முதல் மரியாதை பாடல் வரிகள்
|Movie Name||Muthal Mariyathai|
|Movie Name (in Tamil)||முதல் மரியாதை|
|Starring||Sivaji Ganesan, Radha, Sathyaraj|
The film commences with friends and family of an ailing village head, Malaichami (Sivaji Ganesan), gathered around him on his death bed. The plot then moves along in a series of flashbacks, featuring significant episodes of the dying man's life. These include the presence of a boatman's young daughter Kuyil (Radha) in his village. The protagonist is unhappily married to a shrewish wife by the name of Ponnatha (Vadivukkarasi), and seeks comfort and solace in a friendship with Kuyil. The friendship raises eyebrows, and is socially awkward and complicated for both Malaichami and Kuyil.