Sri Murugan

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Sri Murugan
Sri Murugan (1946).JPG
Directed by
  • M. Somasundaram
  • V. S. Narayanan
Produced by
  • M.Somu Sundharam
  • S.K.Mohideen
Written byA. S. A. Sami
Music by
Release date
27 October 1946[1]

Sri Murugan is a 1946 Indian Tamil-language film produced by Jupiter Pictures and directed by M. Somasundaram and V. S. Narayanan. The film featured Honnappa Bhagavathar in the lead role. M. G. Ramachandran performed a dance number, Shiva Thandavam along with K. Malathi in the film.[2]


The list was compiled from The Hindu article.[2]


The list was compiled from Film News Anandan's database.[1]

  • Producers: M. Somasundaram and S. K. Mohideen
  • Director: M. Somasundaram and V. S. Narayanan
  • Story & Dialogues: A. S. A. Sami
  • Cinematography: Masthan, V. Krishnan and W. R. Subba Rao
  • Editing: D. R. Gopu
  • Art: Shantaram, P. P. Chowdri, M. P. Kuttiyappu
  • Choreography: K. R. Kumar
  • Studio: Central Studios
  • Production company: Jupiter Pictures


Shiva Thandavam by MGR and K. Malathi

Initially M. K. Thyagaraja Bhagavathar was to play the lead role. After a few shots were taken with director Raja Chandrasekhar, Bhagavathar was arrested as a suspect in the Lakshmikanthan murder case. He was replaced with Bangalore-based Honnappa Bhagavathar. Raja Chandrasekhar walked out not willing to work with the newcomer.[citation needed] Producer M. Somasundaram directed the film along with V. S. Narayanan (who is the husband of Bhanumathi's sister).

MGR was cast in the role of Lord Shiva. He performed the Shiva Thandavam dance with Telugu actress K. Malathi. The dance was a highlight of the film and MGR worked hard and performed well. His performance impressed all and this laid the foundation for him to play as hero in Jupiter's next film Rajakumari.[1]


Music was composed by S. M. Subbaiah Naidu and S. V. Venkatraman while the lyrics were penned by Papanasam Sivan.[1]

U. R. Jeevarathinam, a female artiste, played the male role of Sage Narada and sang many songs. Honnappa Bhagavathar also had his share of songs.


  1. ^ a b c d 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 16 January 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Sri Murugan 1946". The Hindu. 1 May 2009. Archived from the original on 18 June 2014. Retrieved 16 January 2017. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

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Songs by U. R. Jeevarathinam