Kannagi (film)

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This article is about a 1942 Tamil movie Kannagi . For other uses, see Kannagi (disambiguation).
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Directed by R. S. Mani
Produced by Jupiter Films
Story by Ilango Adigal
Starring P. U. Chinnappa, P. Kannamba, N.S. Saroja, NS Krishnan
Music by S. V. Venkatraman
Release dates
  • 1942 (1942)
Country India
Language Tamil

Kannagi (Tamil: கண்ணகி) is a Tamil epic film directed by R.S Mani based on the Greatest Tamil epic Silapadhigaaram released in 1942. This is the first Tamil film based on the epic Silapadhigaaram. A similar second movie named Poompuhar released later in 1964.

Directed by R.S Mani, music by S. V. Venkatraman and Lyrics by Udumalai Narayana Kavi


R.S. Mani directs this mythological fantasy based on the first century A.D. Tamil Jain saga Silapadhigaaram. The film centers on Kovalan (P.U. Chinnappa), who is married to the faithful Kannagi (P. Kannamba). Later, Kovalan falls for the beautiful, dissolute dancer Madhavi (N.S. Saroja), who leads him to ruin. Kannagi comes in at the last moment and saves him from almost certain debauchery. She also offers to sell her golden anklet to restore the household's depleted funds. Unfortunately, the artistry and value of the object leads the king of a neighboring land to accuse Kovalan of theft and sentence him to the chopping block. Once again, Kannagi comes in at the last moment and proves to the king and the queen that they are innocent, causing them both to die instantly. After razing Madhavi's native village to the ground, Kannagi ascends to heaven.



No. Title Lyrics Length
1. "Chandrodhayam"   Udumalai Narayana Kavi 03:07
2. "Pathiniye Unpole"   Udumalai Narayana Kavi 02:43


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