Iru Sagodharigal

Iru Sagodharigal (transl.Two Sisters) is a 1957 Indian Tamil-language drama film directed by Vedantam Raghavayya. The film stars Gemini Ganesan and Savithri. It was released on 23 August 1957.[1][2] The film was simultaneously made into Telugu as Bhale Ammayilu.[3]

Iru Sagodharigal
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Directed byVedantam Raghavayya
Screenplay byVedantam Raghavayya
Story byV. Sadasivabrahmam
Produced byV. L. Narasu
StarringGemini Ganesan
CinematographyV. Kumaradevan
Edited byR. Hanumantha Rao
Music byS. Rajeswara Rao
Narasu Studios
Distributed byChamriya[1]
Release date
  • 23 August 1957 (1957-08-23)


Saroja and Lalitha are sisters. They always quarrel with each other. Their mother tried her best to pacify them, but couldn't. Mother went sick and died.

Pancharatna Bhagavathar is a Dance and Music teacher. He helps the two sisters. He sends Lalitha to Chennai to continue her education in a college. He finds a job for Saroja at the residence of Bhoopathiya Pillai.

Doctor Sundaram, son of Bhoopathiya Pillai decides to leave the house due to ill-treatment by his step-mother. Saroja talks him into dropping his decision. Sundaram is attracted towards Saroja and wants to marry her.

Lalitha lost her money in Chennai. Vasudevan helps her. But he seduces her. He abandons Lalitha when she gives birth to a child.

Lalitha comes to Saroja's place with the child. Saroja is shocked to see her sister's plight. To save the family honour, Saroja leaves the house with Lalitha and goes elsewhere.

Sundaram searches for Saroja and finally finds her. But he sees that she is affectionate with a child. He mistakes her, changes his mind and goes away.

Saroja is in a quandary. She writes a letter to Bhagavathar to come and help them.

How she, with the help of Bhagavathar, finds Vasudevan and unites her sister with him and how she pacifies Sundaram and marries him forms the rest of the story.[4]


Adapted from the song book.[4]


Music was composed by S. Rajeswara Rao and all lyrics were penned by Thanjai N. Ramaiah Dass.[5]

Song Singer/s Length
"Summa Saappida Vaanga" Jikki 03:01
"Thaaye Un Seyalallavo" M. L. Vasanthakumari & P. Leela 04:53
"Joraana Sarakkirukku Paarungga" Thiruchi Loganathan 04:08
"Thanga Chilaiye Vaadaa" P. Susheela 03:25
"Laatteriyaale Battri Polave" Thiruchi Loganathan & Jikki 03:21
"Joraana Roobame" P. Susheela 03:09
"Kaadhal Kannithidum Neratthile" Jikki 03:33
"Ini Manam Pola Naame" Ghantasala & P. Leela 03:55
"Oho Kaadhalinaal Pedhamillaadha" P. Susheela 03:52
"Jigu Jigu Jinukkaa" Jikki 03:52
"Thaam Thirana.... Viraga Nilaiyil" M. L. Vasanthakumari & T. V. Rathnam 5:17


Kanthan of Kallki appreciated the film for the cast performances and lack of vulgarity.[6]


  1. ^ a b "இரு சகோதரிகள்". Kalki (in Tamil). 25 August 1957. p. 24. Retrieved 20 October 2022.
  2. ^ "Two Sisters". The Indian Express. 6 September 1957. p. 8. Retrieved 20 October 2022.
  3. ^ Venkataraman, Shankar (28 June 2018). "M.L. Vasanthakumar's impeccable style gave us many evergreen hits". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 18 June 2020. Retrieved 20 October 2022.
  4. ^ a b இரு சகோதரிகள் (song book) (in Tamil). Chennai: Narasu Studios. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  5. ^ Neelamegam, G. (2014). Thiraikalanjiyam — Part 1 (in Tamil) (1st ed.). Chennai: Manivasagar Publishers. p. 122.
  6. ^ காந்தன் (15 September 1957). "இரு சகோதரிகள்". Kalki (in Tamil). p. 69. Archived from the original on 26 October 2022. Retrieved 26 October 2022.

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