Chittoor Rani Padmini

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Chittor Rani Padmini
Theatrical poster
Directed by Ch. Narayana Murthy
Produced by RM. Ramanthan
Written by C. V. Sridhar
Starring Sivaji Ganesan
K. A. Thangavelu
M. N. Nambiar
Music by G. Ramanathan
Cinematography Bomman D. Irani & V. Kumaara Thevan
Edited by M. A. Perumal
Uma Pictures
Distributed by Uma Pictures
Release date
  • 9 February 1963 (1963-02-09)
Country India
Language Tamil

Chittor Rani Padmini (lit. Padmini, queen of Chittor) is a 1963 Tamil-language historical fiction film written by C. V. Sridhar and directed by Ch. Narayana Murthy. The film starred Sivaji Ganesan and Vyjayanthimala in the lead with K. A. Thangavelu, M. N. Nambiar, T. S. Balaiah, T. P. Muthulakshmi and Kumari Kamala forming an ensemble cast.[2] It was produced by R. M. Ramanthan of Uma Pictures. The film's score was composed by G. Ramanathan and it was filmed by R. Sampath.

The film was also the source of inspiration for the 2018 film Padmaavat by director Sanjay Leela Bhansali.[3]




The music was composed by G. Ramanathan while the lyrics were penned by Udumalai Narayana Kavi, Surabhi, Ku. Ma. Balasubramaniam, Thanjai N. Ramaiah Dass, Kannadasan and A. Maruthakasi. Playback singers are Seerkazhi Govindarajan, P. Suseela, Soolamangalam Rajalakshmi & S. Janaki.[4]

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 Parthukondirundhale Podhum Seerkazhi Govindarajan Udumalai Narayana Kavi 11:20
2 Devi Vithayar Bavani P. Suseela Surabhi 04:22
3 Oho Nila Raani Seerkazhi Govindarajan Ku. Ma. Balasubramaniam 05:00
4 Hum Tekaa Mele Shokkaa Aadum S. Janaki Thanjai Ramaiah Dass 05:00
5 Chittu Sirippadhu Pole Seerkazhi Govindarajan & P. Suseela Kannadasan 06:50
6 Vaanathil Meen Ondru Kandaan Soolamangalam Rajalakshmi Surabhi 03:47
7 Aadal Paadal Kaanum Podhe S. Janaki Ku. Ma. Balasubramaniam 05:35
8 Vaanathil Soozhndhadhu Megam P. Susheela A. Maruthakasi

Release and reception[edit]

Chittoor Rani Padmini was released on 9 February 1963.[5] The magazine Kumudam faulted it for "despicable distortion" while another magazine, Kalki lamented that "an icon of chastity had been turned into a dancing queen".[6] The film was not commercially successful, but film historian Randor Guy praised it for the "star cast, dances of Vyjayanthimala, pleasing music of G. Ramanathan and artistic sets of A.K. Sekhar."[7]


  1. ^ "Chittoor Rani Padmini Release". nadigarthilagam. Archived from the original on 15 September 2014. Retrieved 6 January 2015.
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  3. ^ "9 Path Breaking Films Of Shahid Kapoor That Changed The Face Of Cinema". Times Internet. 10 May 2017.
  4. ^ G. Neelamegam. Thiraikalanjiyam — Part 2 (in Tamil). Manivasagar Publishers, Chennai 108 (Ph:044 25361039). First edition November 2016. p. 123.
  5. ^ Film News Anandan (2004). Sadhanaigal Padaitha Thamizh Thiraipada Varalaru [Tamil film history and its achievements] (in Tamil). Chennai: Sivagami Publishers. Archived from the original on 2018.
  6. ^ Vamanan (3 December 2017). "A 'padmavati' tale that stirred fewer debates". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 17 January 2018. Retrieved 17 January 2018.
  7. ^ Guy, Randor (13 June 2015). "Chitoor Rani Padmini (1963)". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 7 March 2017. Retrieved 14 June 2015.

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