Nichaya Thaamboolam

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Nichaya Thaamboolam
Nichaya Thaamboolam poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by B. S. Ranga
Produced by B. S. Ranga
Written by 'Virudai' Ramasamy
Starring Sivaji Ganesan
Jamuna
Rajasree
M. N. Nambiar
S. V. Ranga Rao
P. Kannamba
Music by Viswanathan–Ramamoorthy
Cinematography B. S. Ranga
Edited by P. G. Mohan
M. Devendranath
Production
company
Vikram Productions
Distributed by Vikram Productions
Release date
  • 9 February 1962 (1962-02-09)
[1]
Running time
130 mins
Country India
Language Tamil

Nichaya Thaamboolam (lit. The Betrothal) is a 1962 Indian Tamil language film, directed and produced by B. S. Ranga. The film stars Sivaji Ganesan, Jamuna, Rajasree, M. N. Nambiar, S. V. Ranga Rao and P. Kannamba in lead roles. The film had a musical score by Viswanathan–Ramamoorthy.[2][3] The film was released in Telugu as Pelli Thambulam.

Plot[edit]

A senior Police officer, Ranganathan, (S. V. Ranga Rao) has a spoilt son, Raghu (Sivaji Ganesan). Ranganathan's wife (Raghu's mother) Kamakshi (P. Kannamba) is a kind-hearted lady. Raghu falls in love with Seetha (Jamuna), who is the daughter of a poor teacher, Ramanna (V. Nagaiah). Ranganathan's family and Ramanna's family are related to each other. When Seetha born, both parents agreed that she should be married to Raghu and exchanged the Nichaya Thamboolam. However, due to their status, the families had been estranged from each other. Raghu marries Seetha and begets a child. But Raghu suspects Seetha's fidelity and walks out. To complicate matters further, Raghu is charged with the murder of his friend Pattusamy (M. N. Nambiar). Seetha takes the blame on herself in order to save Raghu. After more twists and turns it is revealed that Pattusamy was alive. The families come together and all live happily.[4]

Cast[edit]

Crew[edit]

  • Producer: B. S. Ranga
  • Production Company: Vikram Productions
  • Director: B. S. Ranga
  • Dialogues: 'Virudai' Ramasamy
  • Art Direction: Vaali
  • Editing: P. G. Mohan & M. Devendranath
  • Choreography: A. K. Chopra
  • Cinematography: B. S. Ranga
  • Stunt: 'Stunt' Somu
  • Audiography: N. Seshadri

Soundtrack[edit]

The music composed by Viswanathan–Ramamoorthy and the lyrics were penned by Kannadasan. Playback singers are T. M. Soundararajan, S. C. Krishnan, P. Susheela and L. R. Eswari.[5]

No. Song Singers Length (m:ss)
1 "Aandavan Padaichan" T. M. Soundararajan 05:13
2 "Padaithaane, Padaithaane Manithanai" 04:43
3 "Paavadai Dhavaniyil" 04:26
4 "Alangaram Alangaram" S. C. Krishnan, L.R.Eswari 02:50
5 "Ithu Ver Ulagam" T. M. Soundararajan, L.R.Eswari 04:00
6 "Maalai Soodum Mana Naal" P. Susheela 03:07
7 "Nethiyile Oru Kunguma Pottu" 03:43
8 "Nee Nadanthaal Enna" 02:43

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nichaya Thaamboolam". nadigarthilagam.com. Archived from the original on 8 September 2014. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Nitchaya Thaamboolam". spicyonion.com. Retrieved 2014-09-08.
  3. ^ "Nichaya Thaamboolam". gomolo.com. Retrieved 2014-09-08.
  4. ^ Guy, Randor (2 May 2015). "Blast from the past: Nichaya Thamboolam 1962". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 29 August 2017. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  5. ^ Neelamegam, G. (November 2016). Thiraikalanjiyam – Part 2 (in Tamil) (1st ed.). Chennai: Manivasagar Publishers 044 25361039. pp. 70–71.

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