Raja Paarvai (Royal Gaze) is a 1981 Tamil-language Indian film directed by Singeetham Srinivasa Rao. The story was written by Kamal Haasan, for whom the film was also his 100th starrer and first production. The score and soundtrack was composed by Ilaiyaraaja. The film was simultaneously made and released as Amavasya Chandrudu in Telugu.
Raghu (Kamal Haasan) is a blind violinist. Nancy (Madhavi) is keen on chronicling Raghu's inspiring life as a visually impaired but independently living person. Their relationship blossoms into a romance that is supported by Nancy's lighthearted grandfather (L.V. Prasad). Nancy is eventually due to be married to another man selected by her family, but leaves the church and rides away with Raghu.
Raja Paarvai was the 100th film featuring Kamal Haasan, who also served as producer for the first time. It is loosely based on the 1972 film Butterflies Are Free.The final scene of the film which featured Madhavi's character leaving the marriage hall in her wedding dress and joining Haasan, was inspired by the final scene in The Graduate.