Idhaya Veenai

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Idhaya Veenai Poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Krishnan–Panju
Produced by S. Maniyan
Vidwan V.Lakshmanan
Written by Swornam
Starring M. G. Ramachandran
M. N. Nambiar
Music by Shankar-Ganesh
Cinematography A.Shanmugham
Edited by M. Umanath
Udhayam Productions
Distributed by Udhayam Productions
Release date
20 October 1972[1]
Running time
146 minutes
Country India
Language Tamil

Idhaya Veenai (lit. The Heart's Veena) is a 1972 Indian Tamil-language film directed by R. Krishnan and S. Panju, starring M. G. Ramachandran in the lead role Lakshmi, Manjula, Sivakumar, M. N. Nambiar, M. G. Chakrapani and among others.[2]


Somewhere in Chennai, several years previously...Young, Soundharam (MGR) was pushed away from the home by Sivaraman (M. G. Chakrapani), his father, a severe lawyer.

Sivaraman denies his son. Soundharam makes the promise to his father, that one day, he will beg him to recognize him.

He lives at the moment in the Kashmir as tourist guide.

When he finds Nalini (Lakshmi), his younger sister, in the middle of a group of students, Soundharam decides to go back home, to make ample knowledge with her and help it.

But at the beginning, he incurs only troubles, in particular, with Kirymani (Sivakumar), the lover of Nalini and Annamalai (M. N. Nambiar), a man with double face.


Actor Role
M. G. Ramachandran as Sundharam
Lakshmi as Nalini
Manjula as Vimala
Sivakumar as Kirymani
M. N. Nambiar as Annamalai
M. G. Chakrapani as Sivaraman
R. S. Manohar as Karmaigham
Thengai Srinivasan as K.Muthu alias Kali Muthu
Poornam Viswanathan as Kumarswamy, Vimala 's father
A. Sakunthala as Vasantha, Annamalai 's young sister
G. Sakunthala as Mangalam, Sivaraman's wife
Sachu as Karmaigham 's daughter
Master Sekhar as Soundharam (child)
Master Prabhakar as K.Muthu (child)
Isari Velan as The seller swindler of Masala Vada

The casting is established according to the original order of the credits of opening of the movie, except those not mentioned


Parts of Idhaya Veenai were shot in Kashmir.[3]


The music composed by Shankar-Ganesh.[4][5] The song "Kashmir Beautiful" attained popularity.[6]

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length
1 Aanandham Indru T. M. Soundararajan, S. Janaki Vaali 03:28
2 Kashmir Beautiful T. M. Soundararajan 07:28
3 Neeraadum P. Susheela 03:29
4 Oru Vaalum T. M. Soundararajan 03:38
5 Pon Andhi T. M. Soundararajan, P. Susheela Pulamaipithan 05:49
6 Thirunirai Selvi T. M. Soundararajan Vaali 04:14


  1. ^ "Idhaya veenai". Retrieved 29 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "Idhaya Veenai". spicyonion. Retrieved 2014-06-09. 
  3. ^ Kannan 2017, pp. 158, 167.
  4. ^ "Idhaya Veenai Songs". raaga. Retrieved 2014-06-09. 
  5. ^ "Idhaya Veenai Songs". tamiltunes. Retrieved 2014-06-09. 
  6. ^ "Crooning TMS' Kashmir". Business Line. 10 August 2016. Retrieved 7 June 2018. 


External links[edit]

Idhaya Veenai on IMDb