Penn (film)

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Penn
Penn alias Girl.jpg
Poster with the English title Girl
Tamil பெண்
Directed by M.V. Raman
Produced by A. V. Meiyappan
Written by Ra. Venkatachalam
V. S. Venkatasalam
Starring Vyjayanthimala
Gemini Ganesan
S. Balachander
Anjali Devi
Chittor V. Nagaiah
Music by R.Sudharsanam
Cinematography T. Muthu Sami
Edited by K. Shankar
Release date
  • 25 June 1954 (1954-06-25)
Country India
Language Tamil

Penn (English: Girl) is a 1954 Tamil-language romantic comedy film written by Ra. Venkatachalam and directed by M. V. Raman. It stars Vyjayanthimala, Gemini Ganesan, S. Balachander and Anjali Devi in the lead while Chittor V. Nagaiah, V. K. Ramasamy, K. N. Kamlam, K.R. Chellam and K. Sankarapani as the ensemble cast, was produce by A. V. Chettiar of AVM Productions. The score is composed by R. Sudharsanam with the lyrics by Papanasam Sivan and Udumalai Narayana Kavi, Ku. Sa. Krishnamurthy, K. P. Kamakshi and V. Seetharaman. Editing was done by K. Shankar and M. V. Raman while the camera was handled by T. Muthu Sami.

The film's story revolves around two friends played by Vyjayanthimala and Anjali Devi.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Penn was produced by A. V. Meiyappan, the founder of AVM Productions. It was simultaneously shot in Hindi as Ladki and in Telugu as Sangham.[1] Vyjayanthimala appeared as the female lead in all three versions.[2]

Soundtrack[edit]

The music was composed by R. Sudharsanam. Lyrics by Papanasam Sivan, Udumalai Narayana Kavi, Ku. Sa. Krishnamurthy, K. P. Kamakshi and V. Seetharaman. Singers are Chittor V. Nagaiah & K. Sarangkapani. Playback singers are C. S. Jayaraman, T. A. Mothi, J. P. Chandrababu, T. S. Bagavathi, M. S. Rajeswari, A. P. Komala & P. Suseela.

The song Kalyaanam Kalyaanam....... Ullaasamaagave Ulagaththil Vaazhave sung by J. P. Chandrababu for S. Balachander becomes an instant hit and was still played in many television.[3] Owing, to its popularity the song was remade by music director Sundar C Babu in Tamil film Thoonga Nagaram (2011) which had singer Karthik's voice.[4] The song also included disc jockey's remix tunes with actor J. P. Chandrababu's voice had been reused along with the lyrics by Udumalai Narayana Kavi.[4]

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 Jaadhi Bedham Pesum Pollaa Samookam Maaraadhaa Chittor V. Nagaiah 02:24
2 Sonna Sollai Maranthidalaamo Vaa Vaa Vaa T. S. Bagavathi & M. S. Rajeswari 04:12
3 Eliyor Manam Paadum Paattile... Aandavan Aagaasamadhil Thoongukinraare C. S. Jayaraman Udumalai Narayana Kavi 03:48
4 Vaal Munaiyin Sakthiyinaal Ulagai Aaluvom T. S. Bagavathi, M. S. Rajeswari & P. Suseela 08:33
5 Maadhar Thammai Izhivu Seyyum Madamaiyai Koluththuvom T. A. Mothi 02:15
6 Baaradha Naattukkinai Baaradha Naadhe M. S. Rajeswari 07:35
7 Kalyaanam Kalyaanam....... Ullaasamaagave Ulagaththil Vaazhave J. P. Chandrababu Udumalai Narayana Kavi 03:03
8 Pollaath Thanathai Enna Solven T. S. Bagavathi 04:27
9 Agila Bharadha Penngal M. S. Rajeswari 03:06
10 Pennai Nambaadhe Manidhaa K. Sarangkapani 04:16
11 Ettaadha Kilaiyil Kittaadha Kani Pol M. S. Rajeswari 04:14
12 Kaadhal Inba Vaazhvile Minnaamale Idi Veezhndhadhe T. S. Bagavathi 03:29

Box office[edit]

The film was a hit at box office.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SANGHAM (1954)". The Hindu. Retrieved 2017-08-04. 
  2. ^ Guy, Randor (2016). Memories of Madras: Its Movies, Musicians & Men of Letters. Creative Workshop. pp. 334–335. ISBN 978-81-928961-7-5. 
  3. ^ Randor Guy (2009-10-02). "A voice that mesmerised". The Hindu. Retrieved 2011-03-15. 
  4. ^ a b C. Karthik. "THOONGA NAGARAM MUSIC REVIEW". Behindwoods. Retrieved 2011-07-01. 
  5. ^ "Commemorative postage stamp on Gemini Ganesan". The Hindu. 2006-02-26. Retrieved 2011-03-15. 

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