Viduthalai is a 1954 Indian Tamil-language crime drama film directed and produced by K. Ramnoth. It was adapted from the play The First and the Last by John Galsworthy. The film stars V. Nagaiah and Manohar. It was released on 12 February 1954 and failed at the box office.


Periaswamy, a crooked lawyer, tries to get his brother Chellaiah off a murder charge by framing Murugan, a horse carriage driver. Overcome with guilt, Chellaiah donates the money he wins in a lottery to Murugan and confesses to his crime in a letter before committing suicide. Periaswamy burns the letter, believing it will affect his chances of being promoted to judge, but the police arrest him, thinking he committed double murder.

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    contentLocation Chennai
    director K. Ramnoth
    editor Paul G. Yadav
    genre crime drama
    keywords crooked lawyer double murder horse carriage murder charge police arrest think
    musicBy Lakshman Raghunath
    producer K. Ramnoth
    productionCompany New Era Productions
    publisher Subbu & Co.