Swati Mutyam is a 1986 Indian Telugu-language drama film written and directed by K. Viswanath and produced by Edida Nageswara Rao. The film stars Kamal Haasan and Raadhika in the lead roles, while Gollapudi Maruthi Rao, J. V. Somayajulu, Nirmalamma, Sarath Babu, and Y. Vijaya play supporting roles. The soundtrack and background score were composed by Ilaiyaraaja. Swati Mutyam depicts the plight of a young widow who is rescued by an autistic man. The cult classic was selected by India as its entry for the Best Foreign Language Film for the Academy Awards in 1986, but was not nominated.
Shivaiah (Kamal Haasan), an innocent and autistic orphan, lives along with his grandmother (Nirmalamma) in a village. In that village, Lalitha (Raadhika), a young widow with a five-year-old son, lives along with her brother Chalapati's (Sarath Babu) family. She and her son often get abused by her sister-in-law (Y. Vijaya), but Lalitha, having nowhere to go, bears it all.
|editor||G. G. Krishna Rao|
|keywords||abuse autistic new life raadhika shock sri rama navami surround tulsi y. vijaya|
|producer||Edida Nageswara Rao|
|productionCompany||Poornodaya Movie Creations|
|publisher||Ramana Movies Sri Venkata Krishna Films|
|theme||narrative romantic drama|