Poonthalir ( Budding flower) is a 1979 Tamil-language Indian feature film, directed by Devaraj-Mohan and starring Sivakumar of the protagonist and Sujatha as the female lead. The music was scored by Ilaiyaraaja. The film was a remake of Hindi film Aakhri Khat (1966).


Ashok (Sivakumar), an artist/sculptor, falls in love with and marries Maya, a poor Keralite woman (Sujatha), but they become separated when Ashok leaves for a prolonged assignment in the USA. When he comes back after a few years and looks for his wife, he receives a letter from her that conveys a strange message to him and he soon finds out that she has died due to a terminal illness and that their child has gone missing. He then starts a desperate search for this lost child with the help of a dedicated police officer and whether he succeeds in his quest forms the rest of the story.


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    director Devaraj Mohan
    editor M. Kesavan
    genre drama
    keywords dedicate lost child police officer sujatha terminal illness
    musicBy Ilaiyaraaja
    productionCompany S. M. Creations