|Directed by||K. Shankar|
|Produced by||G. N. Velumani|
|Written by||M. S. Solamalai|
M. R. Radha
C. R. Vijayakumari
J. P. Chandrababu
|Distributed by||Saravana Films|
|28 September 1962|
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.
- Gemini Ganesan
- C. R. Vijayakumari
- M. R. Radha
- J. P. Chandrababu
- Kamal Haasan as Child Artist
- S. V. Subbaiah
- S. A. Ashokan
- M. V. Rajamma
- C. K. Saraswathi
- S. Rama Rao
- D. Balasubramaniam
- Padmini Priyadarshini
- K. R. Indira Devi
- 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
|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". According to film historian Randor Guy, the film failed commercially, mainly due to "its predictable storyline and theatrical look."
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