Sarvadhikari (film)

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Sarvadhigari
Sarvadhikari Dictator.jpg
Poster
Directed by T. R. Sundaram
Produced by T. R. Sundaram
Screenplay by Ko. Dha. Shanmugasundaram
Story by Ko. Dha. Shanmugasundaram
Starring M. G. Ramachandran
Anjali Devi
M. N. Nambiar
Chittor V. Nagaiah
Music by S. Dakshinamurthi
Production
company
Distributed by Modern Theatres
Release date
14 September 1951
Country India
Language Tamil

Sarvadhikari (English title: Dictator) is a Tamil language musical film starring M. G. Ramachandran and Anjali Devi in the lead roles and M. N. Nambiar as the villain. The film was released in 1951.[1] It established Nambiar as a major star.[2] It was the 25th film for MGR. It ran more than 100 days in Chennai and major cities and maximum run at Trichy - 141 days.With this film actress T. P. Muthulakshmi established herself as comedian and supporting actress.

Plot[edit]

An ambitious minister (Mahavarman) with designs to topple the puppet king (Pulimoottai Ramaswami) of Manipuri finds the popularity of the commander-in-chief (Ugrasenar) and his bodyguard (Pratapan) a stumbling block. He sends a young woman (Meena Devi) to seduce Pratapan, but she falls in love with him. After several twists and turns, Mahavarman is exposed and felled in an exciting duel with Pratapan. Ugrasenar is chosen as the first president while Pratapan is appointed as the new commander in chief. The kingdom of Manipuri is now a republic!

Cast[edit]

Actor Role
M. G. Ramachandran Pratapan
Anjali Devi Meena Devi
M. Saroja Karpagam
M. N. Nambiar Mahavarman
Chittor V. Nagaiah Ugrasenar
Pulimoottai Ramaswami King
A. Karunanidhi Vairagyam
V. K. Ramasamy Baladev
K. K. Soundar
Sandow M. M. A. Chinnappa Thevar
Jeyalakshmi
S. R. Janaki
K. S. Angamuthu
T. P. Muthulakshmi
S. M. Thirupathisamy
S. S. Shivasooryan

S. M. Thirupathisamy S. S. Shivasooryan

Crew[edit]

  • Producer: T. R. Sundaram
  • Production Company: Modern Theatres
  • Director: T. R. Sundaram
  • Music: S. Dakshinamurthi
  • Lyrics: Ka. Mu. Sherrif, A. Maruthakasi & K. P. Kamatchi Sundharam
  • Story: Ko. Dha. Shanmugasundaram
  • Screenplay: Ko. Dha. Shanmugasundaram
  • Dialogues: A. V. P. Asai Thambi
  • Art Direction:
  • Editing: L. Balu
  • Choreography: B. Heeralal & Sinha
  • Cinematography: M. Masthan & G. R. Nathan
  • Stunt: R. N. Nambiar
  • Dance: Kumari Kamala

Soundtrack[edit]

The music composed by S. Dakshinamurthi.[3] Lyrics were by Ka. Mu. Sheriff, A. Maruthakasi & K. P. Kamatchi Sundharam. Playback singers are Thiruchi Loganathan, T. M. Soundararajan, S. Dakshinamurthi, P. A. Periyanayaki & P. Leela.

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 Kannaalan Varuvaar Kann Munne P. Leela A. Maruthakasi 03:23
2 Aanazhagaa Enadhu Kaigal Seidha Thiruchi Loganathan & P. Leela 03:06
3 Puvi Mele Padhavigalaiye P. Leela 02:59
4 Ore Aiyaaramaa Sosusaaga 07:06
5 Alliyin Mun Vennila Vandhadhai P. Leela 02:22
6 Jaakradhaiyaa Jaakradhaiyaa S. Dakshinamurthi & U. R. Chandra 02:27
7 Sandai Theerndhu Pochu S. Dakshinamurthi 02:20
8 Thadavi Paartthu Nallaa Irunthaa S. Dakshinamurthi & P. A. Periyanayaki 04:11
9 Namma Patthu Varusham Patta Kashtam T. M. Soundararajan 02:28
10 Karumbin Inimai Kaadhal Pechu 01:08
11 Theedhu Seiyum Koottam Endre 02:45

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sarvadhikari 1951". The Hindu. 24 October 2008. Archived from the original on 2 February 2009. Retrieved 30 November 2008. 
  2. ^ "As Nambiar bids farewell ..." The Hindu. 21 November 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-30. 
  3. ^ "Pudhumai Pithan Songs". raaga. Retrieved 2014-09-21. 

Additional sources[edit]

  • The Hindu, "Blast From The Past — Sarvadhikari 1951"
  • The Hindu, "An antithesis on screen"

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