Kalavathi

Kalavathi is a 1951 Indian Tamil-language fantasy comedy film[1] 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.

Kalavathi
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byL. S. Ramachandran
Screenplay byL. S. Ramachandran
Story byT. K. Sundara Vathiyar
Chidambaram A. M. Nataraja Kavi
StarringT. S. Durairaj
T. A. Jayalakshmi
E. R. Sahadevan
Music byM. S. Gnanamani
CinematographyR. D. Mathur
Edited byN. P. Rathinam
Production
company
Windsor Productions
Release date
  • 23 February 1951 (1951-02-23)
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

PlotEdit

Saraswati is the goddess of knowledge and Lakshmi is the goddess of wealth. Both argue over who is superior, and use an illiterate farmer to determine the answer.[2]

CastEdit

ProductionEdit

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.[3]

SoundtrackEdit

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.[4]

S/N Song Singer/s Lyricist Duration (m:ss)
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
6 "Mannanukkinai Evare"
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 was released on 23 February 1951.[5] Randor Guy praised the film for "the interesting storyline and good performances by Durairaj, Jayalakshmi and Sahadevan".[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kalavathi". The Indian Express. 22 February 1951. p. 1.
  2. ^ a b c d e Guy, Randor (25 March 2012). "Kalavathi 1951". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 8 September 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2010.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ Neelamegam, Govindasamy (2014). Thiraikalanjiyam – Part 1 (First ed.). Chennai: Manivasagar Publishers. pp. 16–17.
  5. ^ "Kalavathi". The Indian Express. 23 February 1951. p. 5.

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