Kai Koduttha Dheivam

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Kai Koduttha Deivam
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Directed by K. S. Gopalakrishnan
Produced by M. S. Velappan
Written by T. S. Mahadevan,
K. S. Gopalakrishnan
Starring Sivaji Ganesan
S. S. Rajendran
Savithri
K. R. Vijaya
Music by Viswanathan Ramamoorthy
Cinematography M. Karnan
Distributed by Sri Ponni Productions
Release date
  • 18 July 1964 (1964-07-18)
[1]
Running time
164 minutes
Language Tamil

Kai Koduttha Deivam (Tamil: கை கொடுத்த தெய்வம், English: God Who Offered His Hand) is a Tamil language film starring Sivaji Ganesan, S. S. Rajendran, Savithri and K. R. Vijaya in the lead roles. This film was remade in Telugu as Marapurani Katha. The film was released on 18 July 1964. The film was remade in Hindi as Pyar Ki Kahani (1971) with Amitabh Bachchan and in Malayalam as Palunkupaathram.[2][3]

Plot[edit]

Relates the true meaning of friendship between two youths, Raghu (Sivaji Ganesan) and Ravi (S. S. Rajendran). Ravi leaves his hometown in Tamil Nadu and comes to Amritsar. Here, Raghu finds him in an unconscious state and takes him home. Raghu sacrifices his managerial post and gives it to Ravi. Ravi, however, does not reveal his true identity and the real reason for leaving home. As per his parents wish, Ragu sees a girl to marry. However, when Ravi sees the photograph of the girl, he asks Rghu not to marry her. A shocking truth about the girl is then revealed to Raghu.

Cast[edit]

Crew[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

The soundtrack is composed by Viswanathan Ramamoorthy while the lyrics were written by Mahakavi Bharathiyar & Kannadasan. The songs "Aayirathil Oruthi" and "Sidhunadhi" were well received. Telugu portions of song "Sindhunadhi" was performed by Telugu composer J. V. Raghavulu.[4] Noted composer James Vasanthan said that he won first prize in his childhood by rendering this song in a competition and that acknowledgement gave him enough confidence to take music seriously.[5] Dhananjayan wrote that the film is "known for superhit songs which helped tremendously in enhancing film's appeal".[6]

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dhananjayan 2014, p. 176.
  2. ^ http://oldmalayalam.blogspot.in/2010/12/original-tamil-malayalam-remake-nalla.html
  3. ^ "Its flashback time for Amitabh Bachchan". The Indian Express. 5 May 2015. Retrieved 12 September 2015. 
  4. ^ S. R. Ashok Kumar. "Audio Beat: En Oviya — Happy listening!". The Hindu. Retrieved 12 September 2015. 
  5. ^ T. Saravanan. "On a melody trail". The Hindu. Retrieved 12 September 2015. 
  6. ^ Dhananjayan 2014, p. 177.

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