Gomathiyin Kaadhalan (lit. Gomathi's lover) is a 1955 Tamil language film directed by P. Neelakantan and starring T. R. Ramachandran and K. Savithri. The film is an adaptation of a novel of the same name written by Devan.
|Directed by||P. Neelakantan|
|Produced by||T. R. Ramachandran|
|Screenplay by||P. Neelakantan|
T. R. Ramachandran
|Music by||G. Ramanathan|
|Edited by||R. Devarajan|
M. K. Ramani
M. N. Abu
T. R. R. Productions
|Distributed by||National Pictures|
Gomathi is the daughter of Mullaivaasal Zamindar and Rajan is the younger son of Sinnaveli Zamindar. There is a long-standing feud between the two Zamin families. Gomathi is interested in arts and she acts in dramas. Rajan, without knowing that she is their family rival's daughter, falls in love with her after viewing her acting in a drama.
Gomathi's father sends her and younger son Balu to Madras for studies. They stay in the house of family friend Dharmalingam. Sinnaveli Zamindar's elder son sends Rajan, also to Madras Dharmalingam's house to get himself trained as a responsible person. Rajan meets Adukkumozhi Ananthar in the train and becomes acquainted with him. Two thieves, Mani and Pakkiri also travel in the train. While Rajan goes to the door to send off his acquaintance, the thieves take his suitcase and disappear. Rajan, having lost everything, sells his watch and wanders about. He accidentally meets Dharmalingam and becomes Dharmalingam's driver giving his name as Ramu.
Gomathi and Rajan meet and exchange love. Rajan comes to know that Gomathi is the daughter of Mullaivasal Zamindar. He knows that there is a feud between his and her families. So he hides the fact that he is the younger son of Sinnaveli Zamindar.
Mani finds the diary of Rajan in the suitcase and, along with Pakkiri, goes to Dharmalingam's house impersonating as Rajan. They find the real Rajan employed there as a driver.
After many twists and turns Rajan's real identity is revealed and the thieves are caught with the brilliant and timely help of the young boy Balu. The two Zamin families forget their feud. Rajan and Gomathi gets wedded.
The following list is compiled from the film's song book.
The film was produced by actor T. R. Ramachandran under the banner TRR Productions, and was directed by P. Neelakantan who also wrote the screenplay. Lyricist Ku. Ma. Balasubramaniam was one of the assistant directors. The story is an adaptation of a novel by the same name written by Devan and was published as a series in Ananda Vikatan. M. K. Ramani, M. N. Appu and N. Meenakshisundaram did the editing. Cinematography was done by Nimai Ghosh. C. Raghavan was in charge of Art direction while K. N. Dandayudhapani and Sohanlal handled the choreography. Photography was done by R. Venkatachari.
Music was composed by G. Ramanathan and the lyrics were penned by Puarakshi Kavignar Bharathidasan, K. D. Santhanam, K. P. Kamakshisundaram, Ku. Ma. Balasubramaniam and Ku. Mu. Annal Thango. Playback singers are Seerkazhi Govindarajan, Thiruchi Loganathan, A. M. Rajah, Jikki, P. A. Periyanayaki, P. Leela, (Radha) Jayalakshmi, A. P. Komala and T. V. Rathnam.
The songs Vanameedhil Neendhi Odum Vennilaave and Kongu Nattu Sengarumbe was recorded with both singers Thiruchi Loganathan and Seerkazhi Govindarajan and were published in 78-RPM records. But the version by Seerkazhi Govindarajan was only included in the film.
|1||Ananganai Nigarththa Azhagane||Jikki||K. P. Kamatchisundharam||02:40|
|2||Vaanameedhil Neendhi Odum Vennilaave||Seerkazhi Govindarajan||Ku. Ma. Balasubramaniam||03:00|
|3||Vaanameedhil Neendhi Odum Vennilaave||Thiruchi Loganathan||03:00|
|4||Neelavaan.... Pudhumai Nila Ange||A. M. Rajah||02:06|
|5||Anbe En Aaruyire Vaaraai||Seerkazhi Govindarajan & Jikki||04:02|
|6||Varavendaam Endru Solladi||A. P. Komala||02:01|
|7||Kaaviya Kaadhal Vaazhvil Oviyam Naame||A. M. Rajah & Jikki||02:56|
|9||Sirpa Kalai Vizhaavin Arpudhangalukkellaam||P. Leela, P. A. Periyanayaki, (Radha) Jayalakshmi & T. V. Rathinam||K. D. Santhanam||09:31|
|10||Minnuvadhellaam Ponnendru Enni||Seerkazhi Govindarajan & Jikki||03:11|
|11||Kongu Naattu Sengkarumbe||Seerkazhi Govindarajan||02:18|
|12||Kongu Naattu Sengkarumbe||Thiruchi Loganathan||02:18|
|13||Thelli Tharum Tinai Maa||Seerkazhi Govindarajan||Ku. Mu. Annal Thango||02:41|
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- Guy, Randor (25 June 2015). "Ranked above Sivaji!". The Hindu. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
- Gomathiyin Kadhalan song book. National Pictures, Chennai.
- G. Neelamegam. Thiraikalanjiyam — Part 1 (in Tamil). Manivasagar Publishers, Chennai 108 (Ph:044 25361039). First edition December 2014. p. 91.
- on YouTube - Full-length feature film