|Directed by||M. G. Chakrapani|
|Produced by||M. C. Ramamoorthy|
|Screenplay by||R. M. Veerappan
S. K. T. Samy
|Starring||M. G. Ramachandran
B. Saroja Devi
M. N. Nambiar
S. A. Asokan
|Music by||K. V. Mahadevan|
|Edited by||K. Narayanan|
|Distributed by||Sathyaraja Pictures|
|19 May 1967|
Aras Kattalai (Tamil: அரச கட்டளை English: King's Order), is a 1967 Indian Tamil written and directed by M. G. Chakrapani, starring M. G. Ramachandran in the lead role, with Saroja Devi, J. Jayalalitha, M. N. Nambiar and S. A. Asokan among others enacting supporting roles.
The film ran for 70 days.
Of the time of big Indian kings...
A monarch (P. S. Veerappa) estimates to have committed a terrible fault and commits suicide to repair her, not without having indicated his successor : Vijayan (MGR), a man of the people, that one even, who had come punish him, a fearless knight, for a big bravery.
So by acting, the deceased king had also just thwarted the machiavellian intentions of its Minister (R. S. Manohar).
Indeed, this traitor intends to seize the throne.
But it will be for another time, because this sinister dignitary (R. S. Manohar) is going to make every effort to put sticks in wheels in the reforms of Vijayan.
To begin by eliminating him...
|M. G. Ramachandran||as Vijaya alias Vijayan, a common man, after the new king of the kingdom Kumari|
|B. Saroja Devi||as Amala, the revolutionary dancer alias the princess Amudha|
|S. A. Ashokan||as The prince Vilavan|
|M. N. Nambiar||as The commander of the strengths, the princess Amudha 's guardian|
|R. S. Manohar||as The perfidious minister|
|Nagesh||as The tribal leader|
|P. S. Veerappa (Guest-star)||as The king of the kingdom of Kumari|
|K. R. Ramaswamy (Guest-star)||as The patriot with the flag (an activist)|
|M. A. G. Samy||as|
|N. S. Nadharajan||as A tribal people|
|S. M. Thirupadhiswamy||as|
|Kundhumany||as A tribal people|
|D. S. Raja||as|
|T. S. Manikkum||as|
|Madhavi||as Jambha, the tribal girl|
|C. T. Rajakantham||as|
The casting is established according to the original order of the credits of opening of the movie, except those not mentioned
Around the movie
The film ran for 70 days.
Two important things to notice: P.S.Veerappa volunteered to appear in the movie as a Guest Star because of MGR's shooting incident. And the 2nd was MGR refused to speak with B.Saroja Devi during filming of the final scene because it was taken after the shooting incident: during MGR's hospital stay only she made the announcement that she's not going to work with MGR any longer and going to try other major stars. This announcement forcefully made this movie become her last one with MGR.
The film got very big opening and people floated to see MGR as it is subsequent release after the shooting incident.
This movie gathers for unique time, two bigger and more important feminine partners of MGR, worth knowing, B. Saroja Devi (25 movies with MGR) and Jayalalitha (28 movies with MGR). A very beautiful poster in prospect...
It is the last movie of MGR with the big actress B. Saroja Devi.
The dialogues of ARASA KATTALAI are powerful as well as its songs !
|1.||"Aadiva Aadiva"||N. M. Muthukkoothan||T. M. Soundararajan||3.29|
|2.||"Ennai Paadavaithavan"||Vaali||P. Susheela||3.22|
|3.||"Mugathai Paarthathillai"||Alangudi Somu||T. M. Soundararajan, P. Susheela||3.23|
|4.||"Pan Paadum"||Vaali||P. Susheela||3.24|
|5.||"Putham Pudhiya"||Vaali||T. M. Soundararajan, P. Susheela||3.14|
|6.||"Vettaiyadu Vilaiyaadu"||Alangudi Somu||T. M. Soundararajan, P. Susheela||5.47|
|7.||"Yethannai Kaalam"||N. M. Muthukkoothan||P. Susheela||3.09|