Chitthi (Tamil: சித்தி; transl. Stepmother) is a 1966 Indian Tamil language film, directed by K. S. Gopalakrishnan. The film stars Padmini and Gemini Ganesan. It is based on the play Dayanidhi written by Vai. Mu. Kothainayaki. The film was remade in Hindi as Aurat, in Malayalam as Achante Bharya, in Telugu as Pinni and in Kannada as Chikkamma.
|Directed by||K. S. Gopalakrishnan|
|Screenplay by||K. S. Gopalakrishnan|
by Vai. Mu. Kothainayaki
|Music by||M. S. Viswanathan|
|Edited by||R. Devarajan|
|Distributed by||Chitra Productions|
|14 January 1966|
The film was an adaptation of stage play Dayanidhi written by Vai. Mu. Kothainayaki.
According to the book Beyond Bollywood, Chitthi subverts the wicked stepmother trope by making her a figure of suffering and sacrifice, protecting her stepchildren from her callous and irresponsible husband.
|Soundtrack album by|
|Producer||M. S. Viswanathan|
|1||"Thaneer Suduvathenna"||T. M. Soundararajan P. Susheela||Kannadasan||4:02|
|2||"Kalamithu Kalamithu"||P. Susheela||6:09|
|3||"Ingey Deivam Pathi"||A. L. Raghavan Mothi||4:23|
|4||"Sathipoma Indru"||P. B. Srinivas L. R. Eswari||3:48|
|5||"Santhipoma Indru" (Sad)||3:06|
|6||"Maarum Kanni Manam"||P. Susheela||1:42|
|7||"Cycle Vandi Mele"||Sirkazhi Govindarajan||Udumalai Narayana Kavi||3:49|
- Malhotra, Aps (24 May 2012). "Blast From The Past: Aurat (1967)". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
- Muthiah, S. (31 December 2001). "A forgotten author and patriot". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 28 April 2002. Retrieved 3 May 2019.
- Raghavendra, M. K., ed. (2017). Beyond Bollywood: The Cinemas of South India. HarperCollins. p. 43.
- "Chithi songs". Tamiltunes. Retrieved 26 December 2015.
- "Chithi (1966)". Music India Online. Archived from the original on 3 May 2019. Retrieved 3 May 2019.
- Ramachandran, T. M. (19 February 1966). "Padmini Stages Come-Back!". Sport and Pastime. Vol. 20. p. 42.