Dharmam Thalai Kaakkum

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Dharmam Thalai Kaakkum
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Tamilதர்மம் தலை காக்கும்
Directed byM. A. Thirumugam
Produced bySandow M. M. A. Chinnappa Thevar
Written bySa. Ayyapillai
Story bySa. Ayyapillai
StarringM. G. Ramachandran
B. Saroja Devi
M. R. Radha
S. A. Ashokan
V. K. Ramasamy
Music byK. V. Mahadevan
CinematographyN. S. Varma
Edited byM. A. Thirumugam
M. G. Balu Rao
M. A. Mariappan
Devar Films
Distributed byDevar Films
Release date
  • 22 February 1963 (1963-02-22)[1]
Running time
127 minutes

Dharmam Thalai Kaakkum (Order Will Save Life) is a 1963 Tamil language drama film directed by M. A. Thirumugam. The film features M. G. Ramachandran, B. Saroja Devi and M. R. Radha in lead roles, while S. A. Ashokan was villain. The film, produced by Sandow M. M. A. Chinnappa Thevar, had musical score by K. V. Mahadevan and was released on 22 February 1963.[2] The film was a blockbuster at the box office and one of highest-grossing films of the year, running more than 100 days.[3]


Masked killers surrounded a guy and were killing him, Doctor Chandran (MGR), was passing by, he gets into fight with those people and hurried to the police station, meanwhile the killers escaped with the body. Chandran joins hands with police to investigate the crime. Doctor Chandran is very generous guy, serving the poor. On another side, Mani (Ashokan) was appointed as a cashier at V. K. Ramasamy finance company. Another attack by masked killers occurred when M. R. Radha and V. K. Ramasamy were getting into the car with money. Doctor Chandran helped them out and he identified the person in the plot. Mani is staging a drama to get money of M. R. Radha. Meanwhile, MGR falls in love with Sivagami (Saroja Devi), Radha's daughter. But Radha arranges the marriage for Sivagami and Mani. Sivagami refused to marry Mani. Things get tight around the neck of Radha when Chandran goes to the police. M. R. Radha accepts Chandran and Sivagami's love. At the climax, Chandran and the cops play a drama to find the masked killer. Will the killer's mask tear? Will Sivagmi and Chandran get married? The remaining story will answer these questions. This movie is a kind of suspense thriller, every scene depicted some kind of suspecting scenes; who's killer?



  • Director: M. A. Thirumugam
  • Producer: Sandow M. M. A. Chinnappa Thevar
  • Production Company: Devar Films
  • Music: K. V. Mahadevan
  • Lyrics: Kannadasan
  • Story: Sa. Ayyapillai
  • Screenplay: Sa.Ayyapillai
  • Dialogues: Sa. Ayyapillai
  • Cinematography: N. S. Varma
  • Editing: M. A. Thirumugam, M. G. Balu Rao & M. A. Mariappan
  • Art Direction: A. K. Ponnusamy
  • Choreography:
  • Stunt: Shyam Sundar
  • Audiography: T. S. Rangasamy


The music was composed by K. V. Mahadevan.[4][5]

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length
1 "Azhagana Vazhai" P. Susheela Kannadasan 03:59
2 "Dharmam Thalai Kaakkum" T. M. Soundararajan 03:52
3 "Hello Hello Sugama" T. M. Soundararajan, P. Susheela 03:17
4 "Moodu Pani Kulireduththu" T. M. Soundararajan, P. Susheela 03:30
5 "Oruvan Manathu" T. M. Soundararajan 03:22
6 "Paravaigale" P. Susheela 03:10
7 "Thottuvida" T. M. Soundararajan, P. Susheela 03:50

Critical reception[edit]

On 1 March 1963, The Indian Express wrote, "Though the plot is routine, the acting, especially by M. G. Ramachandran, rescues the film from its banality. As a doctor, [Ramachandran] does a very sincere work and provides most of the interesting moments the picture has."[6]


  1. ^ "Dharmam Thalai Kaakkum Release". mgrroop. Retrieved 2015-01-04.
  2. ^ "Dharmam Thalai Kaakkum". spicyonion. Retrieved 2015-01-04.
  3. ^ "Dharmam Thalai Kaakkum Records". srimgr. Retrieved 2015-01-04.
  4. ^ "Dharmam Thalai Kaakkum Songs". raaga. Retrieved 2015-01-04.
  5. ^ "Dharmam Thalai Kaakkum Songs". inbaminge. Retrieved 2015-01-04.
  6. ^ "'Dharmam Thalaikakkum', a good entertainer". The Indian Express. 1 March 1963. Retrieved 21 July 2017.

External links[edit]

Dharmam Thalai Kaakkum on IMDb