Paadha Kaanikkai

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Paadha Kaanikkai
Paadha Kaanikkai Poster.jpg
Directed by K. Shankar
Produced by G. N. Velumani
Written by M. S. Solamalai
Starring Gemini Ganesan
M. R. Radha
C. R. Vijayakumari
J. P. Chandrababu
Kamal Haasan
Music by Viswanathan–Ramamoorthy
Cinematography Thambu
Edited by K. Shankar
K. Narayanan
Saravana Films
Distributed by Saravana Films
Release date
28 September 1962
Running time
158 mins
Country India
Language Tamil

Paadha Kaanikkai (English: Offering to the feet) is a 1962 Tamil-language drama film directed by K. Shankar. The film features Gemini Ganesan, Savitri, M. R. Radha and Kamal Haasan in lead roles. The film, produced by G. N. Velumani, had musical score by Viswanathan–Ramamoorthy and was released on 28 September 1962.[1][2]



  • Producer: G. N. Velumani
  • Production Company: Saravana Films
  • Director: K. Shankar
  • Music: Viswanathan–Ramamoorthy
  • Lyrics: Kannadasan
  • Story: M. S. Solamalai
  • Dialogues: M. S. Solamalai
  • Art Direction: A. Balu
  • Editing: K. Shankar & K. Narayanan
  • Choreography: Chinni & Sampath
  • Cinematography: Thambu
  • Stunt: V. P. Samy
  • Audiography: T. S. Rangasamy


The music composed by Viswanathan–Ramamoorthy.[3]

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 Aththai Magane P. Susheela Kannadasan 04:07
2 Ettadakku Maligaiyil P. Susheela 04:24
3 Kadhal Enbathu P. B. Sreenivas, P. Susheela, J. P. Chandrababu, L. R. Eswari 04:58
4 Poojaikku Vantha P. B. Sreenivas, S. Janaki 03:54
5 Sonnathellam P.Susheela, L. R. Eswari 03:48
6 Thaniya Thavikkira J. P. Chandrababu 03:44
7 Unathu Malar P. Susheela, L. R. Eswari 03:59
8 Veedu Varai Uravu T. M. Soundararajan 05:25


The Indian Express stated on 10 August 1962, "In Saravana Films' [Paatha Kaanikai] ... one gets to know what boredom is ... A meaning or purpose is difficult to deduce from this shoddy yarn." The reviewer noted that the characters were "poorly drawn" and criticised the direction by K. Shankar, but noted that the actors "make the best of a bad job".[4] According to film historian Randor Guy, the film failed commercially, mainly due to "its predictable storyline and theatrical look."[5]


  1. ^ "Padha Kaanikkai". spicyonion. Retrieved 10 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "Padha Kaanikkai". gomolo. Retrieved 10 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "Padha Kaanikkai Songs". Retrieved 10 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "Pada Kanikkai". The Indian Express. 10 August 1962. p. 3. 
  5. ^ Randor Guy (30 May 2015). "Paatha Kaanikkai 1962". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 4 February 2017. Retrieved 9 February 2017. 

External links[edit]

Paadha Kaanikkai on IMDb