Kadhal Kottai is a 1996 Indian Tamil-language Indian romance film directed by Agathiyan, in which Ajith Kumar and Devayani play lead roles, apart from Heera Rajgopal, Thalaivasal Vijay, and Karan who played important roles.
Kamali (Devayani) lives with her sister, Malliga (Sabitha Anand) and brother-in-law, Shekar (Rajeev) in Kotagiri, and is searching for a job and lives with high hopes of getting married soon. While visiting Madras, her purse is stolen and she fears she has lost her academic credentials. Suriya (Ajith Kumar) who is an orphan and care-free man, works in Jaipur finds the purse and sends it back to her, and a love develops through letters and phone calls. They agree to love each other without meeting, as she sews and sends a gift pack containing a lotus embroided woollen sweater for him to wear when they meet in real. As Suriya shifts to Madras for work and stays with Siva (Karan). Kamali too moves for Madras to find a job for her and stays with her friend Jensi (Indhu). Suriya is attracted and smitten by his boss Neya (Heera Rajagopal). Her repeated attempts in gaining his love and affections fails as he staunch on his love for Kamali. In the meantime, unintentionally they both run over upon each other without knowing who they really were resulting in negative perception and misunderstanding. Refusing a Job offer which would move Kamali to Singapore, making it difficult for her to find Suriya she moves back to her home in despair. Unable to withstand the advances of Neya, Suriya quits the job gets sheltered by Paneer (Thalaivasal Vijay), who arranges him an autorickshaw to engaged as driver. Jeeva (Raja), a wealthy businessman expresses his interest in marrying Kamali to Shekar, but Kamali excuses herself to consider her as prospective bride when she meets Jeeva in private and shares her unflinching love for Suriya, who even allows her to meet him for one last time. Shekar, who initially dissuades Kamali's love finally gives in and allows her to Madras half-heartedly. Upon arriving in Madras, which is experiencing severe monsoon, Kamali finds that Jensi and other hostel mates were out of station. Pinning hopes, she boards the Suriya's autorickshaw, driven by him without knowing it him traces and searches for him desperately, wherever he lived. At the end of the day, both gets refreshed at his place, while he dons her gifted sweater covered by his uniform. As Kamali plans to head home, depressed, Suriya assists her to board Nilgiri Express. As the train departs, in a turn of events, Suriya removes his shirt wherein Kamali notices it was her gifted sweater and finally unite, as Paneer and Jensi watches the pair and rejoices.
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