Thai Illamal Naan Illai
Raja (Kamal Haasan), the son of a poor and widowed washerwoman, is well-talented in the arts from his childhood. Thengai Srinivasan who runs a drama troupe is impressed with Rajas talent and enlists him in this troupe and Rajas mother travels with the troupe as well. While performing in a zameen with the troupe, Raja meets and falls in love with the zamindars pretty daughter Bhuvana (Sridevi) and they engage in a secretive romance assisted by Bhuvanas pet peacock named Vadivelan. When the zamindar (Major Sundarrajan) becomes aware of their relationship, he agrees to get them only married only if Raja snaps all ties with his mother, considering her poor status. Raja expectedly refuses and unable to convince her adamant father, Bhuvana elopes with Raja and joins the troupe as well. This enrages the zamindars villainous nephew Mohan (Jaiganesh), who had been eyeing the zameens ownership by marrying Bhuvana. Whether Raja and Bhuvana are able to thwart the odds against them form the rest of the story.