|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 film, written and directed by M. G. Chakrapani, starring M. G. Ramachandran and B. Saroja Devi in the lead roles, with Jayalalithaa, M. N. Nambiar and S. A. Asokan in lead roles.
Of the time of big Indian kings...
A monarch (P. S. Veerappa) believes that he has committed a terrible fault and commits suicide to make amends, 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 an act of bravery.
By so 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 sabotage the reforms of Vijayan.
To begin with, 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|
|S. M. Thirupadhiswamy||as|
|Kundhumany||as A tribal|
|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
The film initially began under the title Bhavani, which was written by A. K. Velan and was to be directed by Masthan. Ramachandran's brother Chakrapani produced this film, which got shelved after some progress, but Chakrapani later remade this film as Arasa Kattalai, with Ramachandran returning. Apart from directing, Chakrapani made a cameo appearance in the film. Jayalalithaa earned the title "Kavarchi Kanni" through this film.
|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|
Randor Guy of The Hindu wrote "Remembered for: The songs and dances, music and swordfights and dialogues."
In popular culture
- Guy, Randor (16 February 2012). "Fame eluded this sibling of an icon". The Hindu. Retrieved 31 March 2018.
- "Arasa Kattalai songs". Retrieved 20 February 2012.
- "Arasa Kattalai Records". mgr blog. Retrieved 2014-06-19.