Director: Acharya; Producer: S. Soundararajan; Cinematographer: Jiten Bannerjee; Cast: Ranjan, Vasundhara Devi, S. Balachander, G. Pattu Iyer, A.K. Kamalam, K.N. Rajalakshmi, M.S. Murugesan, Kumari Rukmini, Ramani, Kumar Murali
A rare mythological celebrating the triumph of desire over religious asceticism. The celibate sage Vibhandaka (Iyer) finds an abandoned child and names him Rishyashringar (Ranjan). He teaches the child all the scriptures but keeps him isolated from all human contact. In a nearby kingdom that faces drought following the curse of a sage, the king is told that only Rishyashringar can bring rain. The king sends the seductive Maya (Vasundhara Devi) to entice him into the kingdom, which she does. Rishya arrives, brings the rain and marries the princess, much to the dismay of Vibhandaka.