Mannadhi Mannan

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Mannadhi Mannan
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Tamil மன்னாதி மன்னன்
Directed by M. Natesan
Produced by M. Natesan
Written by Kannadasan
Story by Kannadasan
Starring M. G. Ramachandran
Anjali Devi
Padmini
P. S. Veerappa
Music by Viswanathan–Ramamoorthy
Cinematography G. K. Ramu
C. J. Mohan
Edited by C. P. Jambulingam
S. Krishnamoorthy
Rajan
Production
company
Natesh Art Pictures
Distributed by Natesh Art Pictures
Release date
  • 19 October 1960 (1960-10-19)[1]
Running time
172 minutes
Country India
Language Tamili

Mannadhi Mannan ("King of Kings") is a 1960 Indian Tamil-language swashbuckler film directed and produced by M. Natesan. The film features M. G. Ramachandran, Anjali Devi and Padmini in lead roles. The film, written by Kannadasan, had musical score by Viswanathan–Ramamoorthy and was released on diwali 1960.[2] The film achieve cult status and remembered for the melodious music, meaningful lyrics and dialogue, the dances by Padmini, Ragini and Anjali Devi and the impressive performance by MGR, and the opening song, ‘Acchham Enbathu' helped MGR become a cultural icon.[3] Though the on-screen presentation by Natesan appears somewhat disjointed, the film sustains interest, managed to run 90 days in theatres and fared well at the box office[4]

Plot[edit]

Dancer Chitra (Padmini) and prince of Uraiyur Manivannan (M.G. Ramachandran) fall in love with each other after meeting in a dance competition. However, Chola King Kanikannan also desires Chitra. Meanwhile, Manivannan’s father, the Cheran King sends his minister, seeking the hand of Karpagavalli, daughter of King Karigala, for his son.

But the King thwarts this proposal, talking ill of the heredity of Manivannan’s mother. Unable to bear his mother being insulted, Manivannan goes to the Chola kingdom and abducts Karpagavalli. In the meantime, a decoit, played very cleverly by Kanikannan, forces Manivannan to marry Karpagavalli.

Cast[edit]

Actor Role
M. G. Ramachandran Prince Manivannan
Anjali Devi Princess Karpagavalli
Padmini Chithra
P. S. Veerappa King Kanikannan
Ragini
M. G. Chakrapani King Karikala Chozhan
G. Sakunthala Mangaiyarkarasi
Kuladeivam V. R. Rajagopal

Crew[edit]

  • Producer: M. Natesan
  • Production Company: Natesh Art Pictures
  • Director: M. Natesan
  • Music: Viswanathan–Ramamoorthy
  • Lyrics: Kannadasan & A. Maruthakasi
  • Story: Kannadasan
  • Dialogues: Kannadasan
  • Art Direction: V. Madhavan Pillai
  • Editing: C. P. Jambulingam, S. Krishnamoorthy & Rajan
  • Choreography: P. S. Gopalakrishnan & Rajkumar
  • Cinematography: G. K. Ramu & C. J. Mohan
  • Stunt: None
  • Audiography: G. V. Ramanan, P. Gopalakrishnan & R. N. Meenatchi Sundaram
  • Songs Recording: T. S. Rangasamy
  • Dance: Lakshmi Rajyam, Rita, T. S. Jayanthi, T. S. Kamala, D. Madhuri, T. K. Rajeswari, Revathi, Sakunthala, C. R. Mohana, G. Bala, G. Sundari, Leela, N. Meera, B. Santha, K. Rajeswari, M. V. Rajamma, Vitoba, J. N. Rajam, G. Kamal, Nagu & P. T. Saroja

Soundtrack[edit]

The music composed by Viswanathan–Ramamoorthy.[5] Lyrics by Kannadasan & A. Maruthakasi. Playback singers are T. M. Soundararajan, Seerkazhi Govindarajan, P. B. Sreenivas, S. C. Krishnan, M. L. Vasanthakumari, P. Suseela, K. Jamuna Rani, P. Leela, Jikki, L. R. Eswari & L. R. Anjali.

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length
1 Aadadha Manamum Undo T. M. Soundararajan & M. L. Vasanthakumari A. Maruthakasi 03:59
2 Aadum Mayile Azhagu Mayile K. Jamuna Rani & L. R. Eswari 02:28
3 Achcham Enbadhu Madamaiada T. M. Soundararajan Kannadasan 03:09
4 Avala Ivala Therndhu Edu L. R. Eswari & L. R. Anjali 02:38
5 Engalin Rani Jikki & K. Jamuna Rani A. Maruthakasi 04:11
6 Kangal Irandum Unnai P. Susheela Kannadasan 04:04
7 Kaaduthazhaikka.... Kanniyar Perumai S. C. Krishnan & P. Leela 04:53
8 Kaaviri Thaaye Kaaviri Thaaye K. Jamuna Rani 03:08
9 Kadhar Kozhunan Seerkazhi Govindarajan
10 Kalaiyodu Kalandhadhu Unmai M. L. Vasanthakumari 03:39
11 Kaniya Kaniya Mazhalai Pesum T. M. Soundararajan & P. Suseela 03:57
12 Neeyo Nano Yaar Nilave P. B. Sreenivas, K. Jamuna Rani & P. Suseela 03:29
13 Paadupatta Thannale S. C. Krishnan
14 Thandai Kondu T. M. Soundararajan

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mannadhi Mannan". mgrroop. Retrieved 2014-11-07. 
  2. ^ "Mannadhi Mannan Cast & Crew". spicyonion. Retrieved 2014-11-07. 
  3. ^ "Mannadhi Mannan Review". hindu. Retrieved 2014-11-07. 
  4. ^ "Mannadhi Mannan Records". srimgr. Retrieved 2014-11-07. 
  5. ^ "Mannadhi Mannan Songs". raaga. Retrieved 2014-11-07. 

External links[edit]

Mannadhi Mannan on Internet Movie Database