Pattina Pravesam

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Pattina Pravesam
Pattina Pravesam.jpg
Poster
Directed by K. Balachander
Produced by R. Venkataraman
Screenplay by K. Balachander
Based on Pattina Pravesam (1977)
by Visu
Starring
Music by M. S. Viswanathan
Production
company
Premalaya Films
Release date
  • 9 September 1977 (1977-09-09)
Running time
126-146 minutes[a]
Country India
Language Tamil

Pattina Pravesam (lit. Entering a City)[3] is a 1977 Indian Tamil-language film written and directed by K. Balachander. It is based on the play of the same name, written by Visu and staged the same year. The fim stars Delhi Ganesh, Sivachandran and Sarath Babu, all making their cinematic acting debuts.

Plot[edit]

A village family consisting of a widow, her four sons and daughter, are lured into living in a city. Each member goes through their own little troubles in the city and on being completely disillusioned with city life, the family returns to their village.[4]

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Pattina Pravesam was written and directed by K. Balachander, and based on the play of the same name which was written by Visu and staged in 1977,[6][7] by Stage Creations.[8] The film adaptation was produced by R. Venkataraman under Premalaya Films,[6] and marked the cinematic acting debuts of Jai Ganesh (later renamed Delhi Ganesh), Sivachandran and Sarath Babu.[9] Ganesh had appeared in the original play,[6] and reprised his role in the film.[10] Kathadi Ramamurthy, who played a character named "Innocent Dhandapani" in the play, also reprised his role in the film.[11]

Soundtrack[edit]

The soundtrack was composed by M. S. Viswanathan.[12] The song "Vaan Nila" was well received and attained cult status.[6]

Tracklist[13]
No.TitleSinger(s)Length
1."Anbu Megame"S. P. Balasubrahmanyam3:08
2."Dharmathin Kannaikkatti"M. S. Viswanathan5:02
3."Thanthanaane"M. S. Viswanathan1:21
4."Vaan Nila Nila"S. P. Balasubrahmanyam5:48
5."Vaan Nila Nila" (Pathos)P. Susheela1:05
6."Vaangadi Chittukkala"L. R. Eswari3:25

Release and reception[edit]

Pattina Pravesam was released on 9 September 1977.[14] The magazine Ananda Vikatan gave the film a rating of 52 out of 100.[6]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ While the runtime is given as 146 minutes in the 1978 book Indian Films,[1] it is given as 126 minutes at the Complete Index to World Film.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Indian Films. 1978. p. 133. Archived from the original on 26 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Pattina Pravesam". Complete Index to World Film. Archived from the original on 23 March 2018. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  3. ^ Narwekar, Sanjit (1994). Directory of Indian film-makers and films. Flicks Books. p. 24. ISBN 978-0-313-29284-2.
  4. ^ Agnihotri, Ram Awatar (1991). Modern Indian Films on Rural Background: Social and Political Perspectives With Survey Study. Commonwealth Publishers. p. 332. Archived from the original on 13 February 2018.
  5. ^ a b Ramachandran, T.M. (1978). Film World. 14. p. ccciv. Archived from the original on 13 February 2018.
  6. ^ a b c d e Bhatt, Karthik (12 April 2016). "Pattinapravesam : From Stage to Celluloid". The Cinema Resource Centre. Archived from the original on 26 January 2018. Retrieved 26 January 2018.
  7. ^ "After 500 films, he's 72 and not out". The New Indian Express. 13 August 2016. Archived from the original on 26 January 2018. Retrieved 26 January 2018.
  8. ^ Rangarajan, Malathi (20 October 2016). "It is a 'golden' milestone". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 16 March 2018. Retrieved 16 March 2018.
  9. ^ Raman, Mohan (3 January 2015). "KB: Kollywood's Discovery Channel". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 1 May 2015. Retrieved 26 January 2018.
  10. ^ Rao, Subha J. (6 July 2010). "When simplicity took centrestage". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 13 February 2018. Retrieved 26 January 2018.
  11. ^ Prabhu, S. (27 March 2014). "Soaring kite". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 13 February 2018. Retrieved 13 February 2018.
  12. ^ "Pattina Pravesam". Saavn. Archived from the original on 24 April 2018. Retrieved 24 April 2018.
  13. ^ Viswanathan, M. S. "Pattina Pravesam (1977)". Music India Online. Archived from the original on 13 February 2018. Retrieved 26 January 2018.
  14. ^ "பட்டிணப்பிரவேசம்". Vellitthirai.com (in Tamil). Archived from the original on 12 February 2018. Retrieved 12 February 2018.

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