Kalavathi is a 1951 Indian Tamil-language fantasy comedy film written and directed by L. S. Ramachandran based on a story by T. K. Sundara Vathiyar and Chidambaram A. M. Nataraja Kavi. The film stars T. S. Durairaj, T. A. Jayalakshmi and E. R. Sahadevan. It revolves around the dispute between two goddesses over who is superior, and a farmer who they use to determine the answer. The film was released on 23 February 1951.
|Directed by||L. S. Ramachandran|
|Screenplay by||L. S. Ramachandran|
|Story by||T. K. Sundara Vathiyar|
Chidambaram A. M. Nataraja Kavi
|Starring||T. S. Durairaj|
T. A. Jayalakshmi
E. R. Sahadevan
|Music by||M. S. Gnanamani|
|Cinematography||R. D. Mathur|
|Edited by||N. P. Rathinam|
Kalavathi was directed by L. S. Ramachandran who also wrote the screenplay based on a story by Chidambaram A. M. Nataraja Kavi and T. K. Sundara Vathiyar, and produced by Windsor Productions. Cinematography was handled by R. D. Mathur, and editing by N. P. Rathinam.
The soundtrack was composed by M. S. Gnanamani while the lyrics were written by T. K. Sundara Vathiyar, Chidambaram A. M. Nataraja Kavi and M. S. Subramaniam.
|1||"Kalviyai Pol Oru"||Kamala Bai||T. K. Sundara Vathiyar|
|2||"Maanamundu Mazhai Pozhiya"||T. S. Durairaj|
|3||"Neeyilladhu Yaar Enakor"||A. P. Komala|
|4||"Manivanna Kanna" (dance drama)||Pazhani Baheeradhi & M. S. Gnanamani|
|5||"Ullasamaaga Vilaiyadalaame"||T. A. Jayalakshmi & A. P. Komala|
|7||"Ezhil Migum En Azhagile"||C. T. Rajakantham|
|8||"Vinodhame Sangeetham Pol"||Kasthuri, K. S. Lakshmi & A. P. Komala||'Chidambaram' A. M. Nataraja Kavi|
|9||"Vidhiyaal Vilaindha Thunbamo"||T. A. Jayalakshmi & A. P. Komala|
|10||"Saaradha Mamani Neeye Gathi"||T. A. Jayalakshmi & A. P. Komala|
|11||"Namaste Adhi Namaste"||K. S. Ragam, Chandra,
A. P. Komala & Lakshmi
|12||"Ponnaana Bharatha Bhoomiyil"||Manigopal||M. S. Subramaniam|
Release and receptionEdit
- "Kalavathi". The Indian Express. 22 February 1951. p. 1.
- Guy, Randor (25 March 2012). "Kalavathi 1951". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 8 September 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2010.
- Film News Anandan (2004). Sadhanaigal Padaitha Thamizh Thiraipada Varalaru [Tamil film history and its achievements] (in Tamil). Sivagami Publishers. Archived from the original on 22 September 2017. Retrieved 26 January 2020.
- Neelamegam, Govindasamy (2014). Thiraikalanjiyam – Part 1 (First ed.). Chennai: Manivasagar Publishers. pp. 16–17.
- "Kalavathi". The Indian Express. 23 February 1951. p. 5.