|Directed by||T. R. Ramanna|
|Produced by||T. R. Ramanna
T. R. Rajakumari
|Starring||M. G. Ramachandran
B. S. Saroja
T. D. Kuchalakumari
|Music by||K. V. Mahadevan|
|Cinematography||M. A. Rehman|
|Edited by||M. S. Mani|
|Distributed by||RR Pictures|
|26 August 1954|
Koondukkili (English: The Caged Parrot), also spelled as Goondukili, is a 1954 Indian Tamil-language romance film directed and co-produced by T. R. Ramanna. The film stars M. G. Ramachandran, Sivaji Ganesan and B. S. Saroja in the lead roles.
In the Tamil Country of the 50s...
Thangaraj (MGR) is married to Mangala (B. S. Saroja) and they have a son.
Thangaraj goes to jail for a mistake committed by Jeeva.
Mangala is left with no money or house to live.
Jeeva tries to help her but he has his sinister motive, to have a relationship with Mangala.
After she repeatedly refuses his attempts to help her, Jeeva starts to sadisticially taunt her.
Meanwhile, Sokki (T. D. Kuchalakumari) is in love with Jeeva.
Thangaraj gets released and saves Mangala from Jeeva.
KOONDUKKILI deals with the issues of poverty, greed, abuse of women and the poor.
|M. G. Ramachandran||as Thangaraj|
|Sivaji Ganesan||as Jeeva|
|B. S. Saroja||as Mangala|
|T. D. Kuchalakumari||as Sokki|
|V. M. Ezhumalai||as|
|E. R. Sahadevan||as|
|T. P. Muthulakshmi||as|
|K. S. Angamuthu||as|
- Producer: T. R. Ramanna & T. R. Rajakumari
- Production Company: R.R.Pictures
- Director: T. R. Ramanna
- Music: K. V. Mahadevan
- Lyrics: Thanjai N. Ramaiah Dass, Vindhan, Ka. Mu. Sheriff & A. Maruthakasi
- Story: Vindhan
- Screenplay: Vindhan
- Dialogues: Vindhan
- Art Direction: Ganga
- Editing: M. S. Mani
- Choreography: B. Sohanlal & B. Heeralal
- Cinematography: M. A. Rahman
- Stunt: None
- Dance: Ragini
The story, the screenplay and the dialogues were by Vindhan, a popular social activist and reformist writer who in the path of the activist and reformist who had existed in literary and political world in Tamil Nadu for many decades prior. He is one of them who entered the film industry starting the late 1940s where they found voice for their ideas and a means to communicate to the masses easily.
The music was composed by K. V. Mahadevan. Lyrics by Mahakavi Bharathiyar, Thanjai N. Ramaiah Dass, Vindhan, Ka. Mu. Sheriff & A. Maruthakasi. Playback singers are T. M. Soundararajan, K. V. Mahadevan, V. N. Sundharam, P. A. Periyanayaki, T. V. Rathinam, Radha Jayalakshmi & K. Rani.
|1||on YouTube||T. V. Rathinam||A. Maruthakasi||03:06|
|2||Yaar Vanthennai Edhirtthaalum||P. A. Periyanayaki||Thanjai N. Ramaiah Dass||03:00|
|3||on YouTube||T. M. Soundararajan, K. V. Mahadevan & V. N. Sundharam||Thanjai N. Ramaiah Dass||02:46|
|4||on YouTube||Radha Jayalakshmi||Vindhan||03:31|
|5||on YouTube||T. V. Rathinam||Mahakavi Bharathiyar||05:32|
|6||on YouTube||T. M. Soundararajan, V. N. Sundharam,
Radha Jayalakshmi & K. Rani
|Ka. Mu. Sheriff||03:57|
|7||on YouTube||T. M. Soundararajan||Vindhan||05:21|
|8||on YouTube||T. M. Soundararajan & V. N. Sundharam||Thanjai N. Ramaiah Dass||03:20|
|9||on YouTube||P. A. Periyanayaki||Vindhan||02:25|
Koondukkili was a commercial failure in its original release, but as it remained the only film in which the two leading stars (MGR and Sivaji Ganesan) acted together, it gained historical reputation over time.