Raani Samyuktha

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Raani Samyuktha
Raani Samyuktha.jpg
Directed by D. Yoganand
Produced by A. C. Pillai
Written by Kannadasan
Screenplay by Kannadasan
Starring M. G. Ramachandran
M. G. Chakrapani
K. A. Thangavelu
M. N. Rajam
Music by K. V. Mahadevan
Cinematography P. L. Roy
Edited by M. S. Mani
C. P. Jambulingam
D. Durairajan
Saraswathy Pictures
Distributed by Saraswathy Pictures
Release date
  • 14 January 1962 (1962-01-14)[1]
Running time
167 minutes
Country India
Language Tamil

Raani Samyuktha (English: Queen Samyuktha) is a Tamil language film directed by D. Yoganand. The film features M. G. Ramachandran, Padmini and M. G. Chakrapani in lead roles.[2]


Prithvirajan (MGR) falls in love when he sees a portrait of princess Samyuktha (Padmini). To insult him, her father Jayachandran (MG Chakrapani) installs his statue at the entrance to the palace hall where the ‘swayamvara' (a ceremony to choose the bridegroom) by the princess is to take place. Getting wind of it, Prithvirajan rushes to the spot on a horse and carries away his sweetheart, while others present watch shocked and stunned.



  • Producer: A. C. Pillai
  • Production Company: Saraswathy Pictures
  • Director: D. Yoganand
  • Story: B. Sampath Kumar
  • Screenplay & Dialogues: Kannadasan
  • Art Direction: Kotkangaar
  • Editing: M. S. Mani, C. P. Jambulingam, D. Durairajan & Vasu
  • Choreography: B. Hiralal, Chinni & Sampath
  • Cinematography: P. L. Roy
  • Stunt: Shyam Sundar
  • Songs Recording: T. S. Rangasamy
  • Audiography: A. Krishnan


The story of Rani Samyuktha and Prithivirajan is a popular love story and had been filmed several times in Indian cinema.[2] In 1942, it was made in Tamil titled Prithivirajan with P. U. Chinnappa and A. Sakunthala in the lead roles.[3]

Rani Samyuktha, the 1962 edition of the same story, was produced by A. C. Pillai, who was a small-time bank clerk. There was a talk among MGR's close friends that a misunderstanding arose between him and the producer and that somewhat affected his performance in the film.[2]


The music was composed by K. V. Mahadevan, while the lyrics were written by Kannadasan. Playback singers are T. M. Soundararajan, P. Suseela, K. Jamuna Rani, T. S. Bagavathi & A. P. Komala.[4]

No. Song Singers Length
1 Nilavenna Pesum Kuyilenna Paadum T. M. Soundararajan & P. Suseela 02:46
2 Chitthiratthil Pennezhudhi Seerpadutthum K. Jamuna Rani 03:13
3 Idazh Irandum Paadattum T. M. Soundararajan & T. S. Bagavathi 03:14
4 Nenjirukkum Varaikkum Ninaivirukkum P. Susheela 02:55
5 Oho Vennilaa O Vennilaa T. M. Soundararajan & P. Suseela 03:08
6 Mannavar Kulam Paramma P. Suseela 04:01
7 Mullaimalar Kaadu Engal Mananvan Ponnaadu A. P. Komala 03:42
8 Paavai Unakku Seidhi Teriyumaa P. Suseela 3:09


The film ran for less than 80 days.[5] Film historian Randor Guy wrote in 2015 that the film is remembered for "The melodious music of K.V. Mahadevan, the brilliant performance of Padmini in the title role and MGR as Prithviraj."[2]


  1. ^ "Raani Samyuktha Release". mgrroop. Retrieved 2014-12-05. 
  2. ^ a b c d Guy, Randor (19 September 2015). "Rani Samyuktha (1962)". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 4 April 2017. Retrieved 4 April 2017. 
  3. ^ "Prithvirajan (1942)". hindu. Archived from the original on 5 December 2014. Retrieved 2014-12-05. 
  4. ^ G. Neelamegam. Thiraikalanjiyam — Part 2 (in Tamil). Manivasagar Publishers, Chennai 108 (Ph:044 25361039). First edition November 2016. p. 92 — 93. 
  5. ^ "Raani Samyuktha Records". srimgr. Retrieved 2014-12-05. 

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