|Directed by||K. S. Gopalakrishnan[a]|
|Based on||Anna Karenina|
by Leo Tolstoy
|Starring||T. R. Rajakumari|
M. G. Ramachandran
|Music by||S. V. Venkatraman|
Panakkaari (English: Rich woman) is a 1953 Tamil language film directed by K. S. Gopalakrishnan.[a] Starring T. R. Rajakumari and M. G. Ramachandran in the lead roles, it is an adaptation of the novel Anna Karenina by Russian writer Leo Tolstoy.
According to film historian Randor Guy, Panakkari failed at the box office "mainly because of its ‘anti-sentimental’ storyline". He however stated it would be "Remembered for its different storyline, high production values and impressive performances by Nagaiah, Rajakumari and MGR." During the same period, another film, Pitchaikkari, became a major commercial success people in Madras would often joke, "Those who bought Panakkari became pitchaikkaarans (beggars), while buyers of Pitchaikkari became panakkarans (rich men)!"
|1||Kanimadhura Mazhalai Mozhi Kanne|
|2||Pengal Viduthalai Petra Magizhchchi|
|3||Kaalam Therindhu Vaazhavendum Penne|
|4||Beautyile Pottiyile .. Isaintha Kaathaliyai Kettu||P. Leela & group|
|5||Sundarin Jodiyaai Vaazhvile|
|6||Kaalaiyil Inbam Kaanume|
|7||Avaniyile Iyarkai Ezhil Pola|
|8||Ammaavendre Nee Azhaithidum||P. Leela|
|9||Ulaga Iyalbu Idhuve|
|10||Needhi Enge Aneedhi Enge|
- Film News Anandan (23 October 2004). Sadhanaigal Padaitha Thamizh Thiraipada Varalaru [History of Landmark Tamil Films] (in Tamil). Chennai: Sivakami Publishers. Archived from the original on 21 November 2016.
- Guy, Randor (26 December 2008). "Panakkari 1953". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 25 July 2017. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
- Neelamegam, G. (December 2014). Thiraikalanjiyam — Part 1 (in Tamil) (1st ed.). Chennai: Manivasagar Publishers. p. 55.
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