Marupadiyum is a 1993 Indian Tamil-language film starring Nizhalgal Ravi, Revathi, Rohini and Arvind Swamy. The movie is a remake of Mahesh Bhatt's 1982 Hindi movie Arth. It became successful both critically and commercially and was one among the top 5 Tamil films of the year. Marupadiyum is an emotional and psychological drama that focuses on the central female protagonist, a wife caught up in marital discord played by Revathi and her life henceforth. Revathi is married to Ravi, a movie director who has an extra marital affair with his star heroine, played by Rohini. Revathi discovers this intimacy between her husband and Rohini but is treated with indifference by her husband. Ravi moves on to get a divorce from Revathi. Revathi pleads with Ravi not to proceed with the divorce and asks Rohini to leave her husband but both disagree to do so. Arvind Swamy, a stranger, helps and befriends Revathi after she leaves her husband.