Director: A.N. Kalyanarayan; Cinematographer: T. Marconi
Summary: Tamil reformist melodrama probably directed as well as shot by the Italian cameraman T. Marconi. The film was made as a propaganda semidocumentary in support of C. Rajagopalachari’s prohibition programme, drawing its title from his journal Vimochanam (Est. 1929) in which several of his essays on the subject were published. Those essays were illustrated with pictures of a fiction text staged by a girls’ school from the Sangeetha Vidyalaya. The film mainly adapts that play. The plot has the male lead, Arumugham, sell his wife’s jewellery to buy alcohol until prohibition in the Salem district offers much-needed relief. The hero goes to jail for trying to brew liquor illicitly. On his release, he finds the liquor shop has become a teastall and his wife destitute, leading to his reform.