Kanyakumari (film)

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Promotional Poster
Directed by K. S. Sethumadhavan
Produced by K. S. R. Moorthy
Written by M.T. Vasudevan Nair
Starring Kamal Haasan
Rita Bhaduri
Murali Das
Music by M. B. Sreenivasan
Cinematography P. L. Roy
Chithranjali Films
Distributed by Central Pictures
Release date
  • 26 July 1974 (1974-07-26)
Country India
Language Malayalam

Kanyakumari is a 1974 Malayalam language film written by M. T. Vasudevan Nair and K. S. Sethumadhavan. It stars Kamal Haasan in the lead role of the protagonist and Rita Bhaduri in the female lead. This is the first adult role of Hassan in Malayalam language films after his appearance as a child artist in Kannum Karalum. He also received his first Filmfare award for this movie.[1][2]


The film set in Kanyakumari deals with the story of a man who makes sculptures where he meets a girl selling bangles and pearls on the sea shore and falls in love with him.[3]



The music was composed by MB Sreenivasan and lyrics was written by Vayalar Ramavarma and MB Sreenivasan.

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 Aayiram Kannulla K. J. Yesudas, P. Leela, LR Eeswari, Chorus Vayalar Ramavarma [4]
2 Chandrappalungu Manimaala K. J. Yesudas, S Janaki Vayalar Ramavarma [5]
3 I Am In Love Usha Uthup MB Sreenivasan


  • Kamal Haasan was a child artiste in his first Malayalam film Kannum Karalum released in 1962.
  • Kanyakumari, released in 1974 is Kamal Haasan's first adult role in a Malayalam film.


  1. ^ "Kanyaakumaari". www.malayalachalachithram.com. Retrieved 2014-10-15. 
  2. ^ "Kanyaakumaari". malayalasangeetham.info. Retrieved 2014-10-15. 
  3. ^ "Malayalam Romantic Movie-Kanyakumari Climax". youtube. Retrieved 2015-06-12. 
  4. ^ "Aayiram Kannulla...-Malayalam Romantic Movie-Kanyakumari Movie Song". youtube. Retrieved 2015-06-12. 
  5. ^ "Chandrapalunkumanimaala...-Malayalam Romantic Movie-Kanyakumari Movie Song". youtube. Retrieved 2015-06-12. 

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