Kai Koduttha Dheivam
Kai Koduttha Dheivam (English: The God Who Offered His Hand) is a Tamil language film, starring Sivaji Ganesan, S. S. Rajendran, Savitri and K. R. Vijaya in the lead roles. This film was remade in Telugu as Marapurani Katha. The film was released on 18 July 1964. The film was remade in Hindi as Pyar Ki Kahani (1971) with Amitabh Bachchan and in Malayalam as Palunkupaathram.
|Kai Koduttha Dheivam|
|Directed by||K. S. Gopalakrishnan|
|Produced by||M. S. Velappan|
|Written by||T. S. Mahadevan,|
K. S. Gopalakrishnan
S. S. Rajendran
K. R. Vijaya
S. V. Ranga Rao
M. R. Radha
S. V. Sahasranamam
Chittor V. Nagaiah
|Music by||Viswanathan Ramamoorthy|
|Distributed by||Sri Ponni Productions|
The film relates the true meaning of friendship between two youths, Raghu (Sivaji Ganesan) and Ravi (S. S. Rajendran). Ravi leaves his home town in Tamil Nadu and comes to Amritsar. Here, Raghu finds him in an unconscious state and takes him home. Raghu sacrifices his managerial post and gives it to Ravi. Ravi, however, does not reveal his true identity and the real reason for leaving home. As per his parents wish, Ragu sees a girl to marry. However, when Ravi sees the photograph of the girl, he asks Raghu not to marry her. A shocking truth about the girl is then revealed to Raghu.
- Sivaji Ganesan as Raghu
- S. S. Rajendran as Ravi
- Savithri as Gokila
- K. R. Vijaya as Latha
- M. R. Radha as Varathan
- S. V. Ranga Rao as Mahadevan
- Chittor V. Nagaiah as (Latha's father)
- Pushpalatha as Sakunthala
- S. V. Sahasranamam as Mahadevan's lawyer
- Pushpavalli ad Raghu's mother
- Radha Bai
- C.I.D.Sakunthala as (Dancer)
- Producer: M. S. Velappan
- Production Company: Sri Ponni Productions
- Director: K. S. Gopalakrishnan
- Music: Viswanathan Ramamoorthy
- Lyrics: Mahakavi Bharathiyar & Kannadasan
- Story: K. S. Gopalakrishnan
- Screenplay: K. S. Gopalakrishnan
- Dialogues: K. S. Gopalakrishnan
- Art Direction: Ganga
- Editing: R. Devarajan
- Choreography: B. Jayaraman
- Cinematography: M. Karnan
- Stunt: None
- Dance: None
The soundtrack was composed by Viswanathan Ramamoorthy, while the lyrics were written by Mahakavi Bharathiyar and Kannadasan. The songs "Aayirathil Oruthi" and "Sidhunadhi" were well received. Telugu portions of song "Sindhunadhi" were performed by Telugu composer J. V. Raghavulu. Noted composer James Vasanthan said that he won first prize in his childhood by rendering this song in a competition and that acknowledgement gave him enough confidence to take music seriously. Dhananjayan wrote that the film is "known for superhit songs which helped tremendously in enhancing the film's appeal".
|1||Sindhu Nadhiyin||T. M. Soundararajan, L. R. Eswari, J. V. Raghavulu||Bharathiyar||06:20|
|2||Aairathil Oruthiyamma||T. M. Soundararajan||Kannadasan||03:55|
|3||Mangala Melam||P. Susheela||04:21|
|4||Kulunga Kulunga Sirikkum||P. Susheela, L. R. Eswari||03:56|
- The film won National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Tamil - President's Silver Medal in 1965.
- The film was one of the 100 days films of Sivaji Ganesan in all of Tamil Nadu.
- Dhananjayan 2014, p. 176.
- "Its flashback time for Amitabh Bachchan". The Indian Express. 5 May 2015. Retrieved 12 September 2015.
- S. R. Ashok Kumar. "Audio Beat: En Oviya — Happy listening!". The Hindu. Retrieved 12 September 2015.
- T. Saravanan. "On a melody trail". The Hindu. Retrieved 12 September 2015.
- Dhananjayan 2014, p. 177.