Adhisayappiravigal is a 1982 Indian Tamil-language film, directed by R. Thyagarajan, starring Prabhu, Karthik and Radha. The film had musical score by Shankar–Ganesh.[1]

Directed byR. Thyagarajan
Screenplay byThooyavan
Produced byC. Dhandayuthapani
CinematographyV. Ramamoorthy
Edited byM. G. Balurao
Music byShankar–Ganesh
Devar Films
Distributed byDevar Films
Release date
8 December 1982


(Pandari Bai) has four sons that are the village idiots. Kathamuthu (Y. G. Mahendra), Nallamuthu (S. V. Shekher), Nachimuthu (Prabhu) and Thangamuthu (Karthik) are incapable of doing even the most basic things without their mother's guidance. She is unable to find anyone to marry them and, worried about their futures, turns to her brother Pannaiyar (Thengai Srinivasan). He wants nothing to do with any of them but agrees to hold on to his sister's jewelry. He promises to return the jewelry to the brothers once they have settled in life. Once his sister dies, Pannaiyar decides to keep the jewelry for himself. His daughter Ponni (Rajya Lakshmi) is aware of this and, wanting to teach them responsibility, pushes the brothers to do something with their lives. Despite owning land themselves, the four choose to work for their uncle and while away their time. Thangamuthu meets Shanthi (Radha) during an accidental trip to the city and the two fall in love. Although Shanthi's inspector brother (Jaishankar) is hesitant, he ultimately relents. Thangamuthu and Shanthi marry in secret and it isn't until she goes to his home that she realizes the extent of her new relatives naivete. She takes it upon herself to teach them and soon has them farming their own lands. Slowly, they get more wise to the ways of the world. The two oldest brothers marry two sisters, Indramathi (Vanitha) and Chandramathi (Arundhati). Nachimuthu and Ponni are in love as well but Pannaiyar opposes this match. Ponni tells the brothers and their wives about the stolen jewelry and comes up with a plan to get it back. Their plans cause them to clash with Pannaiyar and others set on getting the jewelry for themselves.



No. Track Singer(s)
1 "Ye Pulla Rosapoo" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Vani Jairam
2 "Ponnu Paaka Poringala" P. Susheela
3 "Mogam Enakkoru Raagam" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. P. Sailaja
4 "Na Chinna Rani Sevantha Meni" Vani Jairam
5 "Sooru Thanni Ethum Illai" Malaysia Vasudevan


  1. ^ "Adhisaya Piravigal". Retrieved 19 July 2014.