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    Look at the price - Rs.50.00. Even with L.T. Extra, it shouldn't have cost more than Rs.52 I suppose.

    At that rates, guess we can afford to buy up in plenty today.

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    Kumari (1952)



    M.G. Ramachandran, Madhuri Devi, Sriranjani Jr, Serukalathur Sama, T.S. Durairaj, K.S. Angamuthu, C.T. Rajakantham and ‘Pulimoottai' Ramaswami

    An entertainer by R. Padmanabhan, this film based on folklore, had MGR playing the hero — it was one of his early films when he was not yet the iconic star he would soon become.

    Padmanabhan made his mark even during the Silent Film era and was responsible for the entry of another sadly neglected Indian film pioneer, lawyer-turned-filmmaker K. Subramanyam. KS took his bow in one of Padmanabhan's silent films as a screenwriter. Padmanabhan was also responsible for bringing in Raja Sandow who created history in Bombay and later in Madras. Produced and directed by Padmanabhan, the film was written by the lyricist and Tamil scholar Ku. Sa. Krishnamurthi and S. M. Santhanam, while the lyrics were by Ku. Sa. Ki and T. K. Sundara Vathiyar. K. V. Mahadevan composed the music, while Padmanabhan had his usual cinematographer T. Marconi, an Italian in Madras, work with him.

    Shot at Neptune Studio in Adyar (later Satya Studios), the assistant director was ‘A.C.T. Chandar M.A.' Soon after he would blossom as a writer-director and producer who made many hit movies with Sivaji Ganesan, M.G. Ramachandran and others under his full name, A.C. Thirulokachandar! Santhanam also worked with ACT in the directorial department.

    (Santhanam was a noted film journalist and critic during the late 1940s and worked for the popular Tamil movie monthly, Gundoosi.)

    A princess (Sriranjani), while travelling in a horse carriage, meets with an accident when the horses run wild, and is rescued by a handsome young man (MGR). The two fall in love and the princess gives him a signet and invites him to her palace. Problems arise when the king wishes to get the princess married and the queen (Madhuri Devi) wishes to have her married to her useless brother (Durairaj.)

    After many thrilling incidents, the lovers are united and live happily as expected!

    The film had many songs rendered by P. Leela, Jikki (P.G. Krishnaveni), A.M. Raja, A.P. Komala, and N.L. Ganasaraswathi. There were also gypsy dances choreographed by Sohanlal. One song rendered by Jikki off-screen, ‘Laalalee laallee…..' picturised on Madhuri Devi, became popular. It was a straight lift of the popular duet in Dastan (Hindi) rendered by Suraiya and Mohammed Rafi. This tune in turn was inspired by a popular Hispanic melody of that period and was used by Naushad!

    In spite of the interesting onscreen narration, deft direction and excellent camerawork by Marconi and impressive performances by MGR, Serukalathur Sama and others, Kumari did not do well. One of the important roles was played by Vijayakumar, a handsome young man. After playing lead roles in some films during the 1940s and 1950s, he faded from public memory.

    Comedy was provided by C. T. Rajakantham, ‘Pulimoottai' Ramaswami and others.

    Padmanabhan also produced this film in Telugu under the title Rajeswari.

    Remembered for being one of the early films of the future superstar and cult figure MGR, and some catchy tunes of Mahadevan.

    Courtesy: Randor Guy in "The Hindu"


    Nothing much known about the songs in this movie. Here's one, "Azhiyatha Kadhal" by A M Rajah:

    http://www.inbaminge.com/t/k/Kumari/...athal.vid.html
    Last edited by Isai Rasigan; 14th May 2014 at 10:55 PM.

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    UruvathilE ivan manidhan - Yaarukkaaga azhudhaan-1967

    Sung by : K.J. yEsudas
    Lyrics by : Kannadasan
    Music by : S.V. Ramanan





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    Subadhinam -1969-K V MahadEvan

    சுபதினம் 1969 திரைப்படத்திற்காக ஆண்டுக்கு ஆண்டு ..சீர்காழி கோவிந்தராஜன் குரலில்
    டி .எம் .எஸ் பி சுஷீலா எல் ராகவன் பாடும் வேறென்ன நினைவு உன்னைத்தவிர..
    புஷ்பலதா ( சாதாரண லதா அல்ல... ) முத்துராமன் கே கண்ணன் மாஜிக் ராதிகாவுக்காக
    கவிஞர் வாலி எழுதி கே வி மாஹாதேவனின் இனிய இசையில்



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    hello nga tfm nice song # 894 ....i also heard that song verenna vendum unnai thavira ....a good one too ...ty

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    yaarukkaaga aludhaan paatu mattum ilaama kadhaiyum amsam.

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    செங்கோட்டை சிங்கம் (1958)

    Sandow’ Chinnappa Thevar, as he styled himself, was one of the most successful producers of Indian cinema whose hits include the Rajesh Khanna-starrer Haathi Mere Saathi in Hindi which he remade in Tamil as Nalla Neram starring M.G.R. A lover of animals, his movies always had thematic references to them. Indeed, he maintained a mini zoo.

    Sengottai Singam was one such jungle-based film. It featured Kannada star Udayakumar, one of the Kannada Cinema Trio — Rajkumar, Kalyana Kumar and Udayakumar — who dominated the Kannada film industry for a certain period. The story was written by Rajagopal, about whom not much is known, and the screenplay and dialogue were by Puratchidasan. The lyrics were by A. Marudhakasi, Velsamy Kavi and Puratchidasan, and the music was composed by K.V. Mahadevan.

    The Bombay-based V.N. Reddy, who directed MGR in Ananda Jothi, helmed this film and also handled the camera, assisted by noted south Indian cinematographer N.S. Varma. The film was shot at the famous Vijaya Vauhini Studios.

    In the film, the wealthy owner of the Sengottai estate orders a factory worker Lakshmi (Pandari Bai) and her baby to be killed because they come in the way of his car. What he doesn’t know is that Lakshmi is his son’s sweetheart and the baby’s father. Thankfully, his henchman has secretly allowed the mother and child to escape. The two get separated and the boy is brought up by tribal leader Malayandi (Sahadevan). The estate owner’s son Dharmalingam (Sahasranamam) is heartbroken that he has lost his sweetheart and baby and refuses to marry the girl of his father’s choice. Meanwhile, the boy is named Singam (Udayakumar) and grows up a fierce warrior who fights with animals and enemies. He falls in love with a young woman (Saroja Devi). How the family reunites forms the rest of the story.

    The film has a song filmed on the hero riding an elephant (voice T.M. Soundararajan, lyrics Marudhakasi), ‘Nadadaaaa Rajaa... nadadaa…,’ that became popular. The two horses proved an added box-office attraction, especially with the front-benchers. The film was not a big success, but the music and the animals attracted attention.

    Remembered for: the pleasing music and interesting performances by the talented cast, particularly the horses and the elephant.

    Courtesy: The Hindu

    ஆசை தீர ஆடலாமே (TMS , ஜிக்கி)




    சிங்கக்குட்டி அந்த தங்கக்கட்டி (ஜிக்கி)



    நடடா ராஜா நடடா (TMS)




    இரு விழி பருகும் விருந்து (ஜிக்கி)






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    "மழையும் பெய்யுது மஞ்சள் வெய்யிலும் காயுது" என்ற tms பாடிய பாடல் கேட்டிருக்கிறேன், எந்த திரைப்படம் என்று தெரியவில்லை.

    யாருக்காவது தெரியுமா?

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