K. Balachander directed this controversial film starring Kamal Hassan and Srividhya.
It was controversial upon its release due to the themes of the film such as the relationship between a younger man and an older divorced woman, which is not part of the social norms in Tamil culture.
Despite its controversy, the film became a huge success in Tamil cinema and even went on to win a National Film award in 1976.
The film was then remade in Hindi for North-Indian audiences.
Superstar Rajinikanth got his first small, but important acting role in this landmark movie.
Watch the song ‘Athisaya Ragam’ below: