Inbavalli is a 1949 Indian Tamil-language film directed by S. Nottani, starring T. R. Mahalingam and B. S. Saroja.[1]

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Theatrical release poster
Directed byS. Nottani
Story byElangovan
P. A. Kumar
StarringT. R. Mahalingam
B. S. Saroja
Music byG. Ramanathan
CinematographyV. B. Jagtab
Edited byS. Nottani
Shyamala Pictures
Release date
  • 16 September 1949 (1949-09-16)
Running time
15,465 ft.


It is a love story between a princess and the minister's son. Both of them grew up together and eventually fall in love with each other. However, the reigning queen has an idea of marrying her daughter to a prince. Learning this, the lovers elope together during a night. A massive hunt for them begins. There is a wily magician who is also interested in the princess. He finds the minister's son and captures him by his tricks. But an old lady saves the minister's son. She transforms him into a parrot. The parrot flies away and escapes. The palace dancer take refuge of the parrot. After many twists and turns finally the lovers are united.[1]



The film was produced by Shyamala Pictures and shot at Ratna Studios, Salem. The film is a folklore-genre tale with incredible twists. May be inspired by the classic The Arabian Nights, this film has scenes where humans are transformed into animals like bears and monkeys and also shows a kind of mirror in which one can see the past and the future.[1] Cinematography was handled by V. B. Jagtab.[2]


Music was composed by G. Ramanathan and lyrics were penned by Rajagopala Iyer and K. P. Kamatchi.

No. Song Singer Lyrics Duration
1 "Anbe Perum Nidhiye" T. R. Mahalingam & P. A. Periyanayaki 02:47
2 "Dheiva Sothanai Thaano" P. A. Periyanayaki 03:33
3 "Thanguda Dingale" N. S. Krishnan & T. A. Madhuram
Poikaal Kudhirai Aattam
4 "Jagadamba" P. A. Periyanayaki & P. Leela 03:35 (02:43 – 06:18)
5 "Eno Innum Vara Kaanen" T. R. Mahalingam 03:44
6 "Maalai Sooda Avar Vanthaaradi" P. Leela 02:48
7 "O Aiyaa Maare Vaarunga" 02:14
8 "Nee Thunai Purivaaiye" P. Leela 02:37
9 "Aaruyire Enathaasai Anbe Vaa" P. Leela 02:24
10 "Innum Vara Kaanene" P. A. Periyanayaki 03:11
11 "Inbamana Mohini Maane" T. R. Mahalingam & P. Leela 03:20
12 "Sambalame Elumichambazhame" N. S. Krishnan & T. A. Madhuram
13 "Naadha En Aasai" T. R. Mahalingam & T. V. Rathinam 02:13
14 "Yaar Umai Polae" P. A. Periyanayaki 04:27
15 "Mandhirathin Perai Solli" N. S. Krishnan & T. A. Madhuram 01:35


  1. ^ a b c Guy, Randor (30 November 2013). "Inbavalli (1949)". The Hindu. Retrieved 16 March 2021.
  2. ^ Film News Anandan (2004). Sadhanaigal Padaitha Thamizh Thiraipada Varalaru [Tamil film history and its achievements] (in Tamil). Sivagami Publishers.