|Produced by||R. M. Veerappan|
|Dialogue by||Vidwan Lakshmanan|
|Screenplay by||R. M. Veerappan|
|Story by||Manjula Nedumaran|
|Starring||M. G. Ramachandran|
K. R. Vijaya
B. Saroja Devi
|Music by||M. S. Viswanathan|
|Cinematography||P. N. Sundaram|
|Edited by||C. P. Jambulingam|
Naan Aanaiyittal (transl. If I Order) is a 1966 Indian Tamil-language romantic action film, directed by Tapi Chanakya. The film stars M. G. Ramachandran and K. R. Vijaya in the lead roles. The film, produced by R. M. Veerappan, had musical score by M. S. Viswanathan. It was released on 4 February 1966.
Inequitably condemned to 10 years' imprisonment, Muthuveeran escapes after 6 months. He takes refuge in Saigon. Embittered and angry against society, Muthuveeran kidnaps at random of a meeting, in a park of Saigon, Sundaram, the unique heir of the billionaire Selvarangam, then baptises him of the first name of Pandhiya and the pupil as his own son in India, in the mountains, where he is, at the moment, at the head of a community compound of bandits and their family, living outside the system. The disappearance of the son arouses greed at the close relation of the fantastically wealthy father. So, Kumar, the Kanagamaligai Estates's manager, in Tamil Nadu, (belonging to the late Selvaragham) and his father, in Saigon, plans to become a false Sundaram. Meanwhile, adult, Pandhiya learns by Muthuveeran his real origins. By a terrible combination of circumstances, false Sundaram falls in a trap led by Velaiya, a strong head (from Muthuveeran's group) and stabs him fatally. The latter reviled in the arms of Pandhiya revealing him the black intentions of Kumar, and by confiding a bag filled with proofs.
Now, accused hastily of the murder, by a diligent policeman, Chezhiyan, Pandhiya decides in his turn, to put on the role of Sundaram, to save from the claws of Kumar, his maternal uncle Kanagarathinam and his daughter Mala, with whom he has to get married. But Pandhiya already loves another woman, Kannagi and mutually! But above everything, he has to, for people his of the mountain, to take out them of the obscurity, to look for leniency of the justice, to give them a better life, a new future! At the moment, the "prodigal son" is faced with a sum of problems.
As he summarises it so well in front his father's portrait:
...You've passed away making me the heir for many lakhs of property! I'm the billionaire Sundaram and Pandhiya, who is blamed for the murder! I'm the lover of Kannagi and an engaged groom for Mala! God! I'd correct my brothers who are in the dark and give them life! On another side, I'd save this family from the hands of this tricky Manager! What should I do Dad?...
- M. G. Ramachandran as Pandhiya alias Sundaram / Saigon Selvarangam (In photograph)
- K. R. Vijaya as Mala
- B. Saroja Devi as Kannagi / Kaveri
- M. N. Nambiar as Velaiya
- R. S. Manohar as Kumar
- S. A. Ashokan as Chezhiyan
- Nagesh as Apputhi Great
- Karikol Raju as Mala's relation
- C. R. Parthiban as IG
- O. A. K. Thevar as Muthuveeran
- Sedhupathy as Kanagarathnam
Naan Aanaiyittal was directed by Tapi Chanakya and produced under Sathya Films by R. M. Veerappan, who also wrote the screenplay. The dialogues were written by Vidwan Lakshmanan and N. Pandurangan. Cinematography was handled by P. N. Sundaram, and editing by Jambulingam.
|1||"Thaaimel Aanai"||T. M. Soundararajan||Vaali||03:32|
|2||"Pirandha Idam"||L. R. Eswari||Alangudi Somu||02:52 / 02:37 (film version)|
|3||"Pattu Varum"||T. M. Soundararajan, P. Susheela||Vaali||03:46 / 04:46 (film version)|
|4||"Nalla Velai"||T. M. Soundararajan||04:11 / 04:12 (film version)|
|5||"Megangal Irundu" (Odi Vanthu)||Sirkazhi Govindarajan, P. Susheela||Alangudi Somu||03:35 / 04:17 (film version)|
|6||"Naan Uyara"||T. M. Soundararajan, P. Susheela||Vaali||03:43 / 05:39 (film version)|
|7||"Kodukka Kodukka"||P. Susheela, M. S. Viswanathan||Vidwan V. Lakshmanan||03:11|
|8||"Thaaimel Aanai" (film version)||T. M. Soundararajan & chorus||Vaali||05:29|
Release and reception
Naan Aanaiyittal was released on 4 February 1966. It was initially scheduled to release on 14 January 1966, during Pongal, but pushed back to allow the release of another Ramachandran film, Anbe Vaa. The Indian Express wrote that the film "has all the ingredients to make it appealing to the masses" and praised the performances of Ramachandran and Saroja Devi. T. M. Ramachandran of Sport and Pastime gave a positive review appreciating the film's message, also praising Vidwan Lakshman's dialogue as "sparkling" and M. S. Viswanathan's music as "pleasing" but he was critical of Chanakya's direction, saying it "could have been more inspiring".
- "Naan Anai Ittaal". The Indian Express. 4 February 1966. p. 3.
- "Naan Aanaiyittal (1966)". Raaga.com. Archived from the original on 15 June 2014. Retrieved 14 June 2014.
- Kantha, Sachi Sri (15 August 2015). "MGR Remembered – Part 29 | Salary and 'Black Money'". Ilankai Tamil Sangam. Retrieved 6 April 2021.
- "'Anai Ittal' entertains". The Indian Express. 12 February 1966. p. 3.
- Ramachandran, T. M. (26 February 1966). "A Purposeful Film". Sport and Pastime. p. 51.