Sometime in 1974, I saw this B/W film at Chromepet Vetri. The film had MN Rajam as engamma with Muthurman, Vidhubala (daughter of magician Bhagyaraj), Sivakumar, Jayachitra, Major and Asokan (I think the sabhatham was against Asokan). For a change, the viewer is kept guessing throughout whether Asokan is a villain or not! Towards the end, Major, MNR’s jailed husband, emerges as a hoax and Asokan the nice and mistaken guy!
In one scene, Jayachitra and Vidhubala display some Karate talents on ‘pEttai’ rowdies with Siva and Muthu restricted to only applauding, making you realize that any hero/ heroine/ comedian/ character artiste can easily perform these dummy feats on screen!!! (I think several years later, in 'Pandian' or some such film, Rajini keeps watching while Khushboo fights the villains, a sequence which was not at all digested by his die hard fans! ‘enna thalaivaa?! pombaLap puLLa fight pOduthu! nee summa vEdikkai paarkkiRiyE’ types!!). The other pleasing song in this film was ‘vaa, iLamai azhaikkiRathu! en idhayam inikkinRathu!............. kanavu palikkinRathu’.
Another Jayachitra film which was a roaring hit around the same time was ‘akkaraip pachchai’.