Bandha Pasam

Bandha Pasam (transl. Relationships) is a 1962 Indian Tamil-language drama film directed by A. Bhimsingh and produced by Periyanna. The film stars Sivaji Ganesan, Gemini Ganesan, Savitri and Devika. It was released on 27 October 1962.

Bandha Pasam
Bandha Paasam.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byA. Bhimsingh
Screenplay byA. Bhimsingh
Story byValampuri Somanathan[1]
Produced byPeriyanna
StarringSivaji Ganesan
Gemini Ganesan
CinematographyG. Vittal Rao[1]
Edited byA. Bhimsingh
A. Paul Duraisingam
R. Thirumalai
Music byViswanathan–Ramamoorthy
Shanthi Films
Distributed bySivaji Productions
Release date
  • 27 October 1962 (1962-10-27)
Running time
154 minutes


Parthiban, a student-writer, and Saravanan, a student are the sons of Vedhachalam and Meenakshi. It is a very close knit, loving and caring family. Vedhachalam runs a successful business that runs in lakhs. Due to misfortune, Vedhachalam loses all his money as the bank he used for deposit declares bankruptcy leaving him paraplegic in shock.

Parthiban, during a case of mistaken identity, meets Manonmani, falls in love with her and with her help starts working in a press. Her boss's daughter, Poonkodi is the lover of Saravanan and they have parted ways due to her hasty nature of misreading Saravanan's situation.

How the situation gets resolved with the couples getting united and the family getting back their footing is the rest of the story.



The music was composed by Viswanathan–Ramamoorthy.[2][3] The "Pandhal Irundhaal Kodi Padarum" song's pallavi is loosely based on "Eternally", composed by Charlie Chaplin.[4]

Song Singers Lyrics
"En Kathaithaan" P. Susheela, S. Janaki 'Kavi' Rajagopal
"Eppo Vechikalam" J. P. Chandrababu Mayavanathan
"Idhazh Mottu Virindhida" P. B. Sreenivas, P. Susheela
"Kavalaigal Kidaikattum" T. M. Soundararajan, P. B. Sreenivas
"Nitham Nitham" Sirkazhi Govindarajan
"Pandhal Irundhaal Kodi Padarum" T. M. Soundararajan, S. Janaki 'Kavi' Rajagopal

Release and receptionEdit

Bandha Pasam was released on 27 October 1962.[5] Kanthan of Kalki appreciated the performances of the cast, particularly Devika, Ranga Rao and Rajamma, but criticised the music and the title's lack of relevance to the story.[6]


  1. ^ a b "பந்தபாசம்". Kalki (in Tamil). 11 November 1962. p. 13. Retrieved 10 October 2022.
  2. ^ "Bandha Pasam". JioSaavn. 31 December 1962. Archived from the original on 22 April 2022. Retrieved 22 April 2022.
  3. ^ "81-90". Archived from the original on 15 September 2014. Retrieved 15 September 2014.
  4. ^ Srinivasan, Karthik (14 August 2018). "How A Chaplin Composition Inspired Songs From Salil Chowdhury, R.D. Burman, Rajesh Roshan And More". Film Companion. Retrieved 5 July 2022.
  5. ^ "Panthapaasam [sic]". The Indian Express. 27 October 1962. p. 12. Retrieved 31 July 2020.
  6. ^ காந்தன் (11 November 1962). "பந்தபாசம்". Kalki (in Tamil). p. 49. Archived from the original on 23 July 2022. Retrieved 22 April 2022.

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