Adrishtam (lit. Luck) is a 1939 Indian Tamil-language film S. D. S. Yogi. The film stars T. Suryakumari, K. R. Chellam, V. V. Satagopan and M. N. Srinivasan.

Adrishtam
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Poster
Directed byS. D. S. Yogi
Written byS. D. S. Yogi
StarringT. Suryakumari
K. R. Chellam
V. V. Satagopan
M. N. Srinivasan
Music bySarma Brothers
Production
company
Mayura Films
Release date
1939
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

PlotEdit

A young heiress is kidnapped over property disputes, and circumstances force her to beg in the streets of Madras. A lady lawyer later fights for her and such events.[1][2]

CastEdit

  • T. Suryakumari as the heiress[2]
  • K. R. Chellam as the lawyer[2]
  • V. V. Satagopan as the lawyer's husband[2]
  • M. N. Srinivasan[1]

ProductionEdit

Adrishtam was written and directed by S. D. S. Yogi,[1] and produced under Mayura Films.[3] Parts of the song "Ayya Siru Penn", composed by the Sarma Brothers, written by Yogi and sung by Suryakumari, were filmed at the now non-existent Moore Market in Madras.[1]

Release and receptionEdit

Adrishtam was released in 1939.[3] According to historian Randor Guy, the Censor Board edited out many scenes such as those where Chellam's lawyer character asks a woman in court "highly embarrassing and intimate" questions, thereby "damaging the film" in the process. Despite this, the film was well received by audiences,[1] and Suryakumari became a household name in Tamil through this film along with Vipra Narayana and Ambikapathy (both 1937).[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e Guy, Randor (1 August 2008). "Adrishtam 1939". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Archived from the original on 9 February 2019. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d Guy, Randor (9–15 February 2013). "Tamil cinema and music – 41" (PDF). Mambalam Times. p. 4. Archived (PDF) from the original on 28 February 2013. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  3. ^ a b Film News Anandan (2004). Sadhanaigal Padaitha Thamizh Thiraipada Varalaru [Tamil film history and its achievements] (in Tamil). Chennai: Sivagami Publishers. Archived from the original on 9 February 2019. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  4. ^ Narasimham, M. L. (16 April 2011). "Blast From The Past – Rythubidda (1939)". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 9 February 2019. Retrieved 9 February 2019.