Motor Sundaram Pillai

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Motor Sundaram Pillai
Motor Sundaram Pillai Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Balu
Produced by S. S. Vasan
Written by Veppatthur Kittu
Based on The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker
Starring Sivaji Ganesan
Sowcar Janaki
Music by M. S. Viswanathan
Cinematography P. Ellappa
Edited by M. Umanath
Release date
  • 26 January 1966 (1966-01-26)
Running time
152 mins
Country India
Language Tamil

Motor Sundaram Pillai is a 1966 Indian Tamil drama film, directed by Balu and produced by S. S. Vasan under the banner of Gemini Studios. The film features Sivaji Ganesan playing the title role with an ensemble cast of Ravichandran, Sivakumar, Nagesh, Kanchana, Sowcar Janaki and Jayalalithaa in supporting roles. The story is based on Liam O'Brien's play The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker which itself was inspired by a real life incident. The film was remade in Telugu as Manchi Kutumbam with Akkineni Nageswara Rao.[1]



Motor Sundaram Pillai
Soundtrack album to Motor Sundaram Pillai by M. S. Viswanathan
Genre Film soundtrack
Length 22:00
Language Tamil
Producer M. S. Viswanathan

The soundtrack album was composed by M. S. Viswanathan. The lyrics were penned by Kothamangalam Subbu and Vaali.

Track list[2]

No. Title Lyrics Singer(s) Length
1. "Kathiruntha Kangale" Vaali P. B. Sreenivas, P. Susheela 03:58
2. "Kathal Endral Enna"   T. M. Soundararajan, P.Susheela 07:38
3. "Gubu Gubu Naan Engine" Kothamangalam Subbu A. L. Raghavan, L. R. Eswari 03:22
4. "Maname Muruganin" Kothamangalam Subbu R. Jayalakshmi 01:50
5. "Penne Maanthartham (Penmai Endra)" Kothamangalam Subbu Sirkazhi Govindarajan 02:17
6. "Thulli Thulli Vilaiyada" Kothamangalam Subbu P. Susheela, L. R. Eswari, Soolamangalam Rajalakshmi 02:55
Total length: 22:00


Film historian and critic Randor Guy noted that the film will be "remembered for the gripping storyline, first class performance by Sivaji Ganesan who was well supported by Sowcar Janaki and tuneful music of M. S. Viswanathan".[3]


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  2. ^ "Motor Sundaram Pillai — Track listing". Archived from the original on 8 August 2014. Retrieved 18 July 2016. 
  3. ^ Randor Guy (10 July 2009). "Motor Sundaram Pillai — 1966". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 11 March 2015. Retrieved 9 March 2017. 

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