Chakravarthi Thirumagal

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Chakravarthi Thirumagal
சக்ரவர்த்தி திருமகள்
Chakravarthi Thirumagal Poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed by P. Neelakantan
Produced by R. M. Ramanathan
Written by Elangovan
Story by P. A. Kumar
Starring M. G. Ramachandran
Anjali Devi
P. S. Veerappa
S. Varalakshmi
N. S. Krishnan
T. A. Madhuram
K. A. Thangavelu
T. P. Muthulakshmi
Music by G. Ramanathan
Cinematography V. Ramamoorthy
Edited by R. Devarajan
Production
company
Uma Pictures
Distributed by A. L. S. Productions
Release date
  • 18 January 1957 (1957-01-18)
Running time
168 minutes
Country India
Language Tamil

Chakravarthi Thirumagal (Tamil: சக்ரவர்த்தி திருமகள்) is a Tamil language folklore film starring M. G. Ramachandran, Anjali Devi and S. Varalakshmi in the lead roles.[1] The film, directed by P. Neelakantan, had musical score by G. Ramanathan and was released on 18 January 1957.[2] Box office hit of the year and crossed 100 days in 8 centres.

Plot[edit]

Prince Udayasuriyan (M.G.R) wins all tough competition to marry Princess Kalamani (Anjali Devi). Durga (S. Varalaxmi) and Bhairavan (P.S. Veerappa) plot to ruin their lives. Durga plans to take the queen place in order to live with Udayasuriyan while Bhairavan abduct Kalamani from the palace. The rest of the movie deals with Udayasduriyan foiling his enemies plan in order to save the princess.

Cast[edit]

Actor Role
M. G. Ramachandran
Anjali Devi
P. S. Veerappa
S. Varalakshmi
N. S. Krishnan
T. A. Madhuram
K. A. Thangavelu
T. P. Muthulakshmi
Lakshmi Prabha
E. R. Sahadevan

Crew[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

The music was composed by G. Ramanathan.[3] All Songs became super hit. Lyrics were by Thanjai N. Ramaiah Dass, K. D. Santhanam, Ku. Sa. Krishnamurthy, Ku. Ma. Balasubramaniam, Pattukkottai Kalyanasundaram & Clown Sundaram. Singer is N. S. Krishnan & S. Varalakshmi. Playback singers are Seerkazhi Govindarajan, S. C. Krishnan, M. L. Vasanthakumari, P. Leela, Jikki, A. P. Komala & T. V. Rathinam.[4]

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 Kaadhalenum Cholayile Seerkazhi Govindarajan Ku. Ma. Balasubramaniam 03:12
2 Aada Vaanga Annaatthe Seerkazhi Govindarajan, Jikki & P. Leela 04:24
3 Ellai Illadha Inbatthile Seerkazhi Govindarajan & P. Leela 03:26
4 Porakkum Podhu Porandha Gunam Seerkazhi Govindarajan Pattukkottai Kalyanasundaram 04:40
5 Kannaalane Vaarunga Jikki Ku. Ma. Balasubramaniam 03:07
6 Sollaale Vilakka Mudiyale S. Varalakshmi & P. Leela Ku. Sa. Krishnamoorthy 03:22
7 Endhan Inbam Kollai Konda M. L. Vasanthakumari Ku. Ma. Balasubramaniam 02:59
8 Emaatram Thaana S. Varalakshmi K. D. Santhanam 03:18
9 Aththaanum Naandhane S. C. Krishnan & T. V. Rathinam Thanjai N. Ramaiah Dass 02:09
10 Ennam Ellaam Inba Kadhai P. Leela Ku. Sa. Krishnamoorthy 02:58
11 Nalangittu Paarpomadi S. Varalakshmi & A. P. Komala K. D. Santhanam 03:23
12 Seermevum Gurupaadham Seerkazhi Govindarajan & N. S. Krishnan Clown Sundaram 03:23
13 Dhilli Thulukkar Seidha Seerkazhi Govindarajan Subramania Bharati 01:01

Reception[edit]

The film opened on 18 January 1957. Chakravarthi Thirumagal became a huge success at the box office, highest grosser of the year, and successfully ran for over 150 days in theatres.[5] Film historian Randor Guy wrote "Chakravarthi Thirumagal remembered for the interesting storyline, good music, song and dance sequences and taut on-screen narration. A Song and dance sequence ‘Aaadavaanga annaathey' sung off-screen by Sirkazhi Govindarajan, Jikki and P. Leela, with words such as ‘gummaalu' was a hit. Sohanlal and Thangaraj choreographed the dances by Ragini, E. V. Saroja and G. Sakunthala."[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chakravarthi Thirumagal". spicyonion. Retrieved 2014-09-21. 
  2. ^ "Chakravarthi Thirumagal Release". mgrblog. Retrieved 2014-09-21. 
  3. ^ "Chakravarthi Thirumagal Songs". raaga. Retrieved 2014-09-21. 
  4. ^ G. Neelamegam. Thiraikalanjiyam — Part 1 (in Tamil). Manivasagar Publishers, Chennai 108 (Ph:044 25361039). First edition December 2014. p. 124. 
  5. ^ "Chakravarthi Thirumagal Records". mgrblog. Retrieved 2014-09-21. 
  6. ^ "Chakravarthi Thirumagal Reviews". the hindu. Retrieved 2014-09-21. 

External links[edit]

Chakravarthi thirumagal at the Internet Movie Database