Swami Ayyappan (1975 film)

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Swami Ayyappan
Swami Ayyappan (1975).jpg
Poster of the Tamil version
Directed byP. Subramaniam
Produced byP. Subramaniam
Written bySreekumaran Thampi
StarringGemini Ganesan
Thikkurissy
Master Raghu
Music byG. Devarajan
CinematographyMasthan
Edited byN. Gopalakrishnan
Production
company
Release date
  • 17 August 1975 (1975-08-17)
CountryIndia
LanguageMalayalam
Tamil

Swami Ayyappan (Lord Ayyappan) is a 1975 Indian bilingual film. Directed and produced by P. Subramaniam, it was simultaneously shot in Malayalam and Tamil languages.[1] It stars Gemini Ganesan, Thikkurissi Sukumaran Nair, Master Raghu/Karan, K. Balaji, Sekhar, Srividya, Unnimary, Lakshmi, Raghavan, Rani Chandra and Vinodini.[2] The film met with critical acclaim and became a box office success.[3] It won four Kerala State Film Awards.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

All music is composed by G. Devarajan [4].

No.TitleLyricsArtist(s)Length
1."Harinaaraayana"Vayalar RamavarmaK. J. Yesudas 
2."Harivaraasanam"Kumbakudi Kulathur IyerK. J. Yesudas 
3."Harivaraasanam" (Choir)Kumbakudi Kulathur IyerK. J. Yesudas, Choir 
4."Kailaasa Shailaadhi"Vayalar RamavarmaP. Leela, Sreekanth 
5."Mannilum Vinnilum"Sreekumaran ThampiK. J. Yesudas, Choir 
6."Paalaazhi Kadanjeduthorazhakaanu"Vayalar RamavarmaP. Madhuri 
7."Ponnumvigraha Vadivilirikkum"Sreekumaran ThampiAmbili, Choir 
8."Shabarimalayil"KannadasanT. M. Soundararajan 
9."Swami Charanam Charanam Pon Ayyappa"KannadasanT. M. Soundararajan, Chorus 
10."Swami Sharanam"Vayalar RamavarmaP. Jayachandran, Choir 
11."Swarnakkodi Marathil"Sreekumaran ThampiP. Jayachandran, P. Madhuri, Chorus, Sreekanth 
12."Swarnnamani"Sreekumaran Thampi  
13."Thedivarum Kannukalil"KannadasanAmbili 
14."Thummiyaal Therikkunna"Vayalar RamavarmaP. Jayachandran, Choir 

Awards[edit]

Kerala State Film Awards[5]

Home Entertainment[edit]

DVD was released by Modern Cinema. New version was released by MC videos in 2016.

Legacy[edit]

The song "Harivarasanam" sung by K. J. Yesudas and composed (in Madhyamavati raga) by G. Devarajan for the film later became part of the daily routine of Sabarimala Temple. It is played every night during the closing ceremony of the temple.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tamil Film Poster- ' Swami Ayyapan' (1975)". CSCSarchive.org. Archived from the original on 25 July 2011. Retrieved 17 March 2011.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  2. ^ "Swami Ayyapan (1975". Malayalam Movie Database. Retrieved 17 March 2011.
  3. ^ "In the name of the Lord". The Hindu. 12 January 2007. Retrieved 17 March 2011.
  4. ^ "സ്വാമി അയ്യപ്പൻ (1975)". www.malayalasangeetham.info. Retrieved 19 September 2019.
  5. ^ "Kerala State Film Awards". Government of Kerala. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 17 March 2011.
  6. ^ Vijayakumar, B. (7 December 2014). "Swami Ayyappan: 1975". The Hindu. Retrieved 5 December 2018.

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