Iruvar Ullam

Iruvar Ullam (transl. Two Hearts) is a 1963 Tamil-language Indian romance film, directed by L. V. Prasad and written by M. Karunanidhi. The film was produced by Anand under Prasad Movies and stars Sivaji Ganesan and B. Saroja Devi in the lead roles, while M. R. Radha, T. R. Ramachandran and S. V. Ranga Rao play pivotal roles. The film's music was composed by K. V. Mahadevan, while the lyrics were written by Kannadasan.

Iruvar Ullam
Iruvar Ullam poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byL. V. Prasad
Produced byAnand
Screenplay byM. Karunanidhi
Based onPen Manam
by Lakshmi Thiripurasundari
StarringSivaji Ganesan
B. Saroja Devi
Music byK. V. Mahadevan
CinematographyK. S. Prasad
Edited byA. Sanjeevi
Production
company
Prasad Movies
Release date
  • 29 March 1963 (1963-03-29)
Running time
165 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

K. S. Prasad and A. Sanjeevi handled cinematography and editing respectively. The film is based on Lakshmi Thiripurasundari's novel Pen Manam, which was previously adapted into the Telugu film Bharya Bhartalu (1961). The film was released on 29 March 1963 and became successful at the box office.

Clips of the film were used to portray the younger Sivaji and Saroja in the film Once More,[1] which Saroja Devi considered a sequel to Iruvar Ullam.[2]

CastEdit

ProductionEdit

Iruvar Ullam was directed by L. V. Prasad and produced by A. Anand under Prasad Movies.[5] The film is based on Lakshmi Thiripurasundari's novel Pen Manam, which was previously adapted into the Telugu film Bharya Bhartalu (1961).[6] The screenplay was written by M. Karunanidhi.[7] Cinematography was handled by K. S. Prasad and the editing by A. Sanjeevi.[5] The filming was held in places like Kodaikanal, Kanyakumari and Bangalore.[8] The final length of the film was 35,441 feet (4,543 m).[7]

SoundtrackEdit

The film's soundtrack and background score were composed by K. V. Mahadevan, while the lyrics for the songs were written by Kannadasan.[9][10][11]

S.No Song's Singer's Lyric's
1 Paravaigal Palavitham T. M. Soundararajan Kannadasan
2 Idayaveenai P. Susheela
3 Azhagu Sirikkindrathu T. M. Soundararajan, P. Susheela
4 Nadhi Engey Pogirathu T. M. Soundararajan, P. Susheela
5 Yean Azuthai T. M. Soundararajan
6 Kanneya Kanneya Urangatheya P. Susheela
7 Buddhi Sigamani A. L. Raghavan, L. R. Eswari
8 Kannethire Thondrinal T. M. Soundararajan

ReleaseEdit

Iruvar Ullam was released on 29 March 1963.[8] The film was promoted creatively as a newspaper cutting that featured pencil sketches of two hearts each bearing the name of the hero and the heroine.[12] The film ran for over 100 days in theatres.[13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Her last years in the industry". Rediff.com. 1 July 2008. Archived from the original on 19 November 2018. Retrieved 26 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Thre [sic] in no such thing as right talent". The Times of India. 9 May 1998. Archived from the original on 26 July 2019. Retrieved 26 July 2019.
  3. ^ "இருவர் உள்ளம் - அப்பவே அப்படி கதை - இருவர் உள்ளம் படத்துக்கு 56 வயது!". The Hindu Tamil. 29 March 2019. Archived from the original on 14 July 2019. Retrieved 22 July 2019.
  4. ^ "Mind matters on celluoid". The New Indian Express. 9 April 2017. Retrieved 26 July 2019.
  5. ^ a b Rajadhyaksha, Ashish; Willemen, Paul, eds. (1998) [1994]. Encyclopaedia of Indian Cinema (PDF). Oxford University Press. p. 376. ISBN 0-19-563579-5.
  6. ^ Narasimham, M. L. (28 April 2016). "Bharya Bharthalu (1961)". The Hindu. Retrieved 26 July 2019.
  7. ^ a b Film News Anandan (2004). Sadhanaigal Padaitha Thamizh Thiraipada Varalaru [Tamil film history and its achievements] (in Tamil). Chennai: Sivagami Publishers. Archived from the original on 11 November 2018.
  8. ^ a b "Iruvar Ullam, a romantic social". The Indian Express. 29 March 1963. p. 3.
  9. ^ "Iruvar Ullam (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)". Apple Music. Retrieved 26 July 2019.
  10. ^ "Iruvar Ullam". Gaana.com. Retrieved 26 July 2019.
  11. ^ "Iruvar Ullam". Saregama. Retrieved 26 July 2019.
  12. ^ Jeshi, K. (27 March 2014). "Just like that". The Hindu. Retrieved 26 July 2019.
  13. ^ Ganesan, Sivaji; Narayana Swamy, T.S. (2007) [2002]. Autobiography of an Actor: Sivaji Ganesan, October 1928 – July 2001. Chennai: Sivaji Prabhu Charities Trust. p. 241. OCLC 297212002.

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