Galatta Kalyanam

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Galatta Kalyanam
Galatta Kalyanam poster.jpg
Directed by C. V. Rajendran
Produced by Sivaji Ganesan
Written by Chitralaya Gopu
Screenplay by Chitralaya Gopu
Story by C. V. Sridhar
Chitralaya Gopu
Starring Sivaji Ganesan
Jayalalitha
K. A. Thangavelu
Nagesh
A. V. M. Rajan
Manorama
Music by M. S. Viswanathan
Cinematography P. N. Sundaram
Edited by N. M. Shankar
Production
company
Ramkumar Films
Distributed by Ramkumar Films
Release date
12 April 1968
Running time
148 mins
Country India
Language Tamil

Galatta Kalyanam is a 1968 Indian Tamil-language romantic comedy-drama film starring Sivaji Ganesan, Jayalalitha, K. A. Thangavelu, Cho Ramaswamy, A. V. M. Rajan, Nagesh, V. Goplakrishnan, V. S. Raghavan, Senthamarai, Sachu and Manorama. The film was later remade in Malayalam as Snehikaan Samayamilla and in Kannada as Aliya Devaru.

Plot[edit]

Madan (Sivaji Ganesan) and Lalitha (Jayalalitha) are in love with each other. She is the second daughter of a businessman, Dharmalingam (Thangavelu). While seeking her hand in marriage, Dharmalingam lays down a condition that all his daughters’ weddings are to be held simultaneously thereby entrusting Madan with the unenviable task of finding suitable grooms for his other daughters. Madan seeks the help of his friend, Chandran (Nagesh) in his mission. Madan, however, soon realizes that he has a Herculean task ahead of him – the eldest daughter Rathna (Manorama) is averse to marriage. The others have their own tastes and preferences. After encountering a lot of difficulties, they manage to find grooms for all of them. However, on the wedding eve, one of the grooms goes missing. After tracing the gang, Madan fights them to rescue the groom and finally all pairs get married.

Cast[edit]

Actors
Actress
  • Jayalalitha as Lalitha, Dharmalingam's Second Daughter
  • Manorama as Rathna, Dharmalingam's Elder Daughter
  • Jothilakshmi as Kanchana as Dharmalingam's Third Daughter
  • Sachu as Shantha as Dharmalingam's Younger Daughter
  • M. S. Sundari Bai as Devi, Dharmalingam's Wife
  • Seethalakshmi as Laskhmi, Madhan's Mother
  • Rajeswari as Sarasa, Dancer
  • Deva Manohari as Jaya, Vittal's Lover
  • S. N. Parvathi as Ranjitham, Stage Actress

Production[edit]

Galatta Kalyanam was the adaptation of stage play written by Chitralaya Gopu which was staged in a star night organised for donations during the Chinese Aggression. Gopu completed the script within two days. After seeing the positive response the play has received, Sivaji expressed interest in adapting the play into a feature film. This was the first film which had Gopu working outside the banner of Chitralaya and the film was directed by Sridhar's cousin C. V. Rajendran.[1]

Soundtrack[edit]

The music composed by M. S. Viswanathan.[2][3]

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 Appappa Naan T. M. Soundararajan Vaali 03:41
2 Engal Kalyanam T. M. Soundararajan, P. B. Sreenivas, P. Susheela, L. R. Eswari, C. S. Ganesh 05:07
3 Mella Varum Kaatru T. M. Soundararajan P. Suseela 03:39
4 Nalla Idam T. M. Soundararajan, P. Susheela 04:31
5 Uravinil C. S. Ganesh, L. R. Eswari 03:16

Reception[edit]

Malathi Rangarajan of The Hindu wrote "Together with Nagesh, Sivaji Ganesan made watching "Galatta Kalyanam" a memorable experience".[4] Anupama Subramanian of Deccan Chronicle praised Jayalalitha's performance stating that "It was Galatta Kalyanam [..] which brought out her flair for comedy".[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Looking back with a smile". The Hindu. Retrieved 12 September 2015. 
  2. ^ "Galatta Kalyanam Songs". raaga. Retrieved 2014-06-19. 
  3. ^ "Galatta Kalyanam Songs". tamiltunes. Retrieved 2014-06-19. 
  4. ^ "The Hindu : `Comedian' par excellence ". thehindu.com. Retrieved 12 September 2015. 
  5. ^ "Jaya’s phenomenal celluloid presence". deccanchronicle.com. Retrieved 12 September 2015. 

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