|Directed by||C. V. Rajendran|
|Produced by||Sivaji Ganesan|
|Written by||Chitralaya Gopu|
|Screenplay by||Chitralaya Gopu|
|Story by||C. V. Sridhar
K. A. Thangavelu
A. V. M. Rajan
|Music by||M. S. Viswanathan|
|Cinematography||P. N. Sundaram|
|Edited by||N. M. Shankar|
|Distributed by||Ramkumar Films|
|12 April 1968|
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.
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.
- Sivaji Ganesan as Madhan
- K. A. Thangavelu as Dharmalingam, Rathna, Lalitha, Kanchana & Shantha's Father
- Nagesh as Chandran, Madhan's friend
- A. V. M. Rajan as Mohan, Kanchana's Finace
- Cho as Vittal, Devi's Younger Brother
- V. Gopalakrishnan as Gopi (a) Gopalakrishnan, Shantha's Finace
- Mali as Gangster
- V. S. Raghavan as Masilamani, Madhan's Father
- Typist Gopu as General Manager
- Senthamarai as Jambu
- 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
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||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|
Malathi Rangarajan of The Hindu wrote "Together with Nagesh, Sivaji Ganesan made watching "Galatta Kalyanam" a memorable experience". Anupama Subramanian of Deccan Chronicle praised Jayalalitha's performance stating that "It was Galatta Kalyanam [..] which brought out her flair for comedy".
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