|Starring||Kannan, Radha, Archana, Goundamani, Ramanamoorthy|
|Lyric By||Vairamuthu, Panchu Arunachalam|
|Singers||S. P. Balasubramanyam, S. Janaki, Deepan Chakravarthy|
Kadhal Oviyam is a 1982 Tamil film directed by P. Bharathiraja. The film went on to receive critical acclaim but became unsuccessful at the box office.
Sakthi (Kannan) was an orphan, born in temple and sang devotional hymns for the temple idol. He became blind after an accident. Ponni (Radha) used to hear him singing at the temple and falls in love with him. However, Ponni's mother Vadivukarasai wanted her to get married to Radharavi, her relation who had come from Singapore. Ponni is not willing to marry Radharavi.
Ponni performs all of Sakthi's chores without his knowledge. As Sakthi is blind, he is unable to see Ponni, but he can hear Ponni's anklets (an ornament which bharathanatiyam dancers wore on their legs). Once when Sakthi makes a floral offering to the Ambal, they fall on Ponni. From that incident Ponni thinks that Sakthi is her spouse and breaks to him the news and Sakthi responds positively to the suggestion.
The music for the film was composed by Ilaiyaraaja. Velli chalangaigal song is in chandrakauns raaga, Naadham En song is set to raaga Abheri. The song "Sangeetha Jaathi" is based on Revathi, Poojaikkaaga vaazhum in Malayamaarudham, Poovil vandu koodum in Mohanam and "Amma Azhage" in Malahari raga.