|Produced by||R. M. Veerappan|
|Music by||M. S. Viswanathan|
|Edited by||C. P. Jambulingam|
|Distributed by||Sathiya Movies|
|Budget||₹10 lakh (equivalent to ₹3.7 crore or US$580,000 in 2016)|
|Box office||₹30 lakh (equivalent to ₹11 crore or US$1.7 million in 2016)|
Kaavalkaaran (Tamil: காவல்காரன் English: The Protector), is a 1967 Indian Tamil spy thriller film directed by Pa.Neelakandhan, starring M. G. Ramachandran in the lead role and J. Jayalalitha, M. N. Nambiar, S. A. Ashokan, Sivakumar, Nagesh among others. The film ran more than 100 days in major cities and up to 164 days in Sri Lanka. The film was remade in Hindi as Rakhwala.
The charming daughter of this fantastically wealthy notable, Susheela (J.Jayalalitha) desperately falls in love with Many and mutually.
However, Many seems to be very worried. He does not confine itself only and apparently that in his driver's job.
Indeed, upset by the terrible secret (that her mother reveals him at the bedside of her agony) on his young brother Chandra (Sivakumar) and intrigued by the strange behavior and the actions of his boss, Maradhatchalam, Manikkum looks actively for the answers !
In spite of the categorical opposition of his father and contrary to all expectations, Susheela gets married to the man of its life, Manikkum.
But does she believe and do they think all to know or to seize Manikkum, really ?
But who is thus, in reality, this Many ? What does he plot ?
Mani (alias Manikkum) (MGR) is employed as a driver with Maruthachalam (M. N. Nambiar). Mani and his employer daughter Susheela (J.Jayalalitha) fall in love with each other and get married against Maruthachalam wishes.
This also enrages Nagu (S. A. Ashokan),hers father business partner who intended with married.
In order to make her marriage successful, Susheela disowns her father and his wealth Mani,on the other hand, loses his mother after a prolonged illness.
Who tries to Blackmail to Marudhachalam and make money with same.
Meanwhile, Susheela learns that her husband and father have been foes for long.
Does Marudhachalam manage to keep the secret himself ?
Or does his enmity with Mani make him pay for his mistakes and greed ?
|M. G. Ramachandran||as Many (alias Manickkum), a driver|
|J. Jayalalitha||as Susheela|
|M. N. Nambiar||as Maruthachalam, Susheela 's father|
|S. A. Ashokan||as Naghu|
|R. S. Manohar||as Kombhay, the African boxer (at the beginning of the movie)|
|V.K.Ramaswamy||as Vaithilingham, Many 's uncle|
|Sivakumar||as Chandra (alias Chandran), Many 's younger brother|
|Nagesh||as Gobi (alias Gobinath), the doctor|
|Pandari Bai (Guest star)||as Karpagham, Many 's mother|
|Vijaya Rani (Guest star)|
|Pushpamala (Guest star)||as Pushpa, Vaithilingham 's wife|
|C. T. Rajakundham (Guest star)|
|Sirumi Radji (Guest star)|
The casting is established according to the original order of the credits of opening of the movie, except those not mentioned
The Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Film (Sirede Padham)
By Tamizh Government Award (Tamizh Arasin Parisu)
Around the movie
The first film after the incident of shooting in 1967 by the actor, The "Nadiga vel" M. R. Radha on his neck.
It ran 100 days in Chennai and other major cities and in Ceylon it ran up to 164 days.
Kaavalkaaran almost was called Manaivy at first.
|1.||"Ninaithen vanthai"||Vaali||T. M. Soundararajan, P. Susheela||5.22|
|2.||"Mellappo mellappo"||Vaali||T. M. Soundararajan, P. Susheela||4.02|
|3.||"Adangoppuraane"||Alangudi Somu||T. M. Soundararajan||3.00|
|4.||"Kaathu koduthukettaen"||Vaali||T. M. Soundararajan|
|5.||"Kattazhagu Thangamagal"||Alangudi Somu||P. Susheela|
- "Kaavalkkaran songs". Retrieved 27 March 2012.