Panakkaari

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Panakkaari
Panakkaari.jpg
Poster
Directed byK. S. Gopalakrishnan[a]
Based onAnna Karenina
by Leo Tolstoy
StarringT. R. Rajakumari
M. G. Ramachandran
Music byS. V. Venkatraman
Production
company
Uma Pictures
Release date
April 1953
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

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.[1]

Cast[edit]

List adapted from the database of Film News Anandan[1]

Production[edit]

Panakkari was based on Russian writer Leo Tolstoy's novel Anna Karenina. It was directed by K. S. Gopalakrishnan[a] under the technical supervision of Newtone Studio founder Jiten Bannerjee.[2]

Reception[edit]

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)!"[2]

Soundtrack[edit]

The music of the film was composed by S. V. Venkatraman, with lyrics by Papanasam Sivan, Thanjai Ramaiah Das, Lakshmana Das and Kuyilan.[3]

No. Song Singer/s Lyricist Duration (m:ss)
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

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Not to be confused with the later director of the same name.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 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.
  2. ^ a b c Guy, Randor (26 December 2008). "Panakkari 1953". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 25 July 2017. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  3. ^ Neelamegam, G. (December 2014). Thiraikalanjiyam — Part 1 (in Tamil) (1st ed.). Chennai: Manivasagar Publishers. p. 55.

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