|Directed by||K. Shankar|
|Screenplay by||K. Shankar|
|Starring||K. R. Vijaya |
|Edited by||K. Shankar|
K. R. Krishnan
Thaai Mookaambikai is a 1982 Indian Tamil-language devotional film directed by K. Shankar, starring K. R. Vijaya, Jaishankar, Sivakumar, Sujatha and other leading actors. The film was released on 9 July 1982.
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- K. R. Vijaya as Raakayi / Mookayi / Thaai Mookambigai
- Thengai Srinivasan as Village President
- Major Sundarrajan as Bhattar
- Sujatha as Poorani
- Sivakumar as Senthil, Raakayi elder son
- Poornima Bhagyaraj as Durga
- M. N. Nambiar as Durga's Father
- Saritha as Vellayamma, Raakayi daughter
- Manorama as Ranjani
- Oru Viral Krishna Rao as Kaambothi
- Nizhalgal Ravi as Sarangan
- Karthik as Muthu, Raakayi second son
- Jai Shankar as Kannappan
- Jai Ganesh as Mani, Bhattar's Son
- Gundu Kalyanam
- V. Gopalakrishnan as Inspector Gopi
- M. Balamuralikrishna as Singer
- M. S. Viswanathan as Singer
- Sirkazhi Govindarajan as Singer
Music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja, with lyrics by Vaali. The song "Janani Janani" from this film remains one of the famous devotional songs in Tamil. The song is set in Kalyani raga. The song Isai Arasi (Isaiyarasi), one of the most complex compositions in Film Music, is based on a rare Carnatic raga, Surya.
Ilayaraja said he "was running out of time while composing the tune for the song. I was under hectic pressure from the film producer, who had planned to perform the ‘puja’ for the film the next day with the song" Initial tune which he had composed did not suit the character Sri Adi Sankarar. He said with a chance to have a glimpse of the portrait of Adi Sankarar, he was inspired to compose the tune which was similar to Bhaja Govindam.
|Isai Arasi Ennalum||P. Susheela, S. Janaki, M. S. Rajeswari|
|Janani Janani||Ilaiyaraaja, Deepan Chakravarthy|
|Malai Naadu||S. P. Sailaja|
|Pasikk Sorum Illai||P. Jayachandran|
|Seenathu Pattumeni||P. Susheela, Malaysia Vasudevan|
|Thaaye Moogambikaiye||M. Balamuralikrishna, M. S. Viswanathan, Sirkazhi Govindarajan, S. Janaki|
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