Naan Aanaiyittal

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Naan Aanaiyittal
Naan Aanaiyittal poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byChanakya
Screenplay byR. M. Veerappan
Story byManjula Nedumaran
Produced byR. M. Veerappan
Dialogue byVidwan Lakshmanan
N. Pandurangan
StarringM. G. Ramachandran
K. R. Vijaya
B. Saroja Devi
CinematographyP. N. Sundaram
Edited byC. P. Jambulingam
Music byM. S. Viswanathan
Sathya Movies
Release date
  • 4 February 1966 (1966-02-04)
Running time
182 minutes

Naan Aanaiyittal (transl. If I Order) is a 1966 Indian Tamil-language action film directed by Tapi Chanakya. The film stars M. G. Ramachandran and K. R. Vijaya. The film was produced and written by R. M. Veerappan, with a musical score by M. S. Viswanathan. It was released on 4 February 1966. It ran for 15 weeks and it emerged as a super hit at the box office.


Pandhiya, a member of a notorious robber gang, wishes to bring about a change in his gang and turn them towards a righteous path. Meanwhile, Velaiya a member of that gang commits a murder, and Pandhiya gets framed for it. To escape punishment, Pandhiya disguises himself as a rich man's long-lost son and stays in his house which he truly is. Furthmore, the rich man's manager Kumar tries to unmask Pandhiya, while Velaiya is also after him.



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]


The music was composed by M. S. Viswanathan.[2][3]

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
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[edit]

Naan Aanaiyittal was released on 4 February 1966.[1] 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.[4] 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.[5] 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".[6]


  1. ^ a b "Naan Anai Ittaal". The Indian Express. 4 February 1966. p. 3. Retrieved 3 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Naan Aanaiyittal (1966)". Archived from the original on 15 June 2014. Retrieved 14 June 2014.
  3. ^ "Naan Aanaiyittal - Oli Vilakku Tamil Film LP VInyl Record by M S Viswanathan". Macsendisk. Archived from the original on 25 May 2022. Retrieved 25 May 2022.
  4. ^ Sri Kantha, Sachi (15 August 2015). "MGR Remembered – Part 29 | Salary and 'Black Money'". Ilankai Tamil Sangam. Archived from the original on 5 May 2016. Retrieved 6 April 2021.
  5. ^ "'Anai Ittal' entertains". The Indian Express. 12 February 1966. p. 3. Retrieved 3 May 2019.
  6. ^ Ramachandran, T. M. (26 February 1966). "A Purposeful Film". Sport and Pastime. p. 51. Retrieved 10 August 2020.

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