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Suryagandhi film.jpg
2016 re-release poster
Directed by Muktha Srinivasan
Produced by M. Venu Gopal
Written by A. S. Prakasam
Screenplay by A. S. Prakasam
Story by Basumani
Starring R. Muthuraman
Major Sundarrajan
Cho Ramaswamy
M. R. R. Vaasu
T. S. B. K. Moulee
Music by M. S. Viswanathan
Cinematography V. Selvaraj
Edited by L. Balu
Vidhya Movies
Distributed by Vidhya Movies
Release date
21 July 1973
Running time
152 minutes
Country India
Language Tamil

Suryagandhi (English: Sunflower) is a 1973 Indian Tamil-language film directed by Muktha Srinivasan. It starred Jayalalitha in the lead role opposite Muthuraman and the supporting cast included Savithri, Cho Ramaswamy, Moulee, CID Shakuntala and Manorama in the lead roles. The film was digitised and re-released on 16 September 2016.


Mohan (Muthuraman) is the eldest son in a middle-class family, having superior complex that he should be first in every thing. He and Radha (Jayalalitha) fall in love. They get married. Mohan works in a low wage job which is insufficient for the family. So, Radha decides to join as sales officer and start working in a company. Her hard work earns her good name and promotion in job. So, her respect in family rises as it improves the economic status of the family and she is able to fulfill the needs and wants of the family. Mohan is intolerable seeing Radha's respect growing, he starts hating her. Then, Radha decides on Mohan's sister Suseela's wedding. Mohan decides to earn a lot of money by hook or by crook to take revenge on Radha. He earns money by modelling and then makes Radha step out of their home. Suseela's marriage is about to stop. Whether Radha succeeded in conducting her marriage or not reveals the crux of the story.



  • Director = Muktha Srinivasan
  • Producer = M. Venu Gopal
  • Writer = A. S. Prakasam
  • Screenplay = A. S. Prakasam
  • Story = Pasumani
  • Music = M. S. Viswanathan
  • Cinematography = V. Selvaraj
  • Editor = L. Balu
  • Art = A. Ramaswamy
  • Production Company = Vidhya Movies
  • Distributor = Vidhya Movies
  • Processing = P. Venkatraman(Vijaya laboratory)
  • Stills = B. Ranganathan
  • Lyrics = Kannadasan and Vaali
  • Re-Recording = J. J. Mannikkam(AVM)
  • Choreography = Thangappan
  • Studios = Newton, Prasad, Vasu and AVM
  • Released date = 21 July 1973
  • Running time = 156 minutes


1973 Tamil Nadu State Film Award[1]


The music composed by M. S. Viswanathan.[2]

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 Naan Endral Adhu Avalum S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Jayalalitha Vaali 04:34
2 Paramasivan Kazhuthil T. M. Soundararajan Kannadasan 04:23
3 O Meri Dilruba T. M. Soundararajan, Jayalalitha Vaali 04:39
4 Theriyotha Nokku Manorama Kannadasan 04:22


A digitally restored version of the film was released on 16 September 2016.[3][4][5] Baradwaj Rangan of The Hindu compared it to "a YouTube video stretched over the big screen".[6]


  1. ^ Anandan, ‘Film News’ (2004). Sadhanaigal Padaitha Thamizh Thiraipada Varalaru (Tamil Film History and Its Achievements). Sivagami Publications. p. 738. 
  2. ^ "Suryakanthi Songs". raaga. Retrieved 2014-07-08. 
  3. ^ "‘Jayalalithaa lived the role’". The Hindu. 2016-09-10. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2016-09-11. 
  4. ^ "Old classics find newage fans". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 19 September 2016. 
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