Kalyaniyin Kanavan

Kalyaniyin Kanavan (transl.Kalyani's Husband) is a 1963 Indian Tamil-language film, directed and produced by S. M. Sriramulu Naidu. The film stars Sivaji Ganesan and B. Saroja Devi in lead roles, M. R. Radha as villain and T. R. Ramachandran took care of the comedy assisted by Radhika. The film had musical score by S. M. Subbaiah Naidu.[2][3]

Kalyaniyin Kanavan
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byS. M. Sriramulu Naidu
Produced byS. M. Sriramulu Naidu
Screenplay byS. M. Sriramulu Naidu
Story byVelavan
StarringSivaji Ganesan
B. Saroja Devi
Music byS. M. Subbaiah Naidu
CinematographySailen Bose
Edited byG. Veluswamy
Pakshiraja Studios
Release date
  • 20 September 1963 (1963-09-20)


The heroine Kalyani (Saroja Devi) goes swimming with friends in a river when she is carried away by strong waves. As she struggles, a bold young man Kathiresan (Sivaji Ganesan) saves her — expectedly, the saving of the damsel in distress leads to both falling in love.

Kalyani's father (Ranga Rao) is impressed by the young man's bravery and wishes to get them married on an auspicious day. Two days before the wedding, the hero receives an anonymous letter inviting him to an abandoned bungalow in the back of beyond. He goes and, in the cover darkness, fights an anonymous foe. At the end of it, he finds at his feet a body with a knife sticking out of its back! He leaves the place hurriedly.

The next morning, the hero, much to the shock of one and all, screams at the bride saying she is not of good conduct and refuses to go ahead with the wedding rituals. Meanwhile, cops enter the scene, looking for the bridegroom and cleverly he escapes! With the marriage stopped in a dramatic fashion, problems arise in the unhappy father's family. How they are solved and the marriage is performed much to the joy of all forms the rest of the story.



The music was composed by S. M. Subbaiah Naidu.[4]

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 "Enakku Vaikkum Maappillai" P. Susheela Kannadasan 04:06
2 "Kai Irukku Kaal Irukku" T. M. Soundararajan 03:40
3 "Aasai Konda Manam" P. Susheela 02:22
4 "Enathu Raja Sabaiyile" T. M. Soundararajan, P. Susheela 03:14
5 "Kalyana Pudava Katti" P. Susheela 03:35
6 "Naal Ondrum Pozhudhu" P. Susheela 03:22
7 "Solli Theriyadhu" A. L. Raghavan, Kausalya 03:12
8 "Unakka Theriyadhu" T. M. Soundararajan, P. Susheela 03:22
9 "Ethaiyum Nandra Edaipodamal Ithuvum Vendumada" T. M. Soundararajan 02:55


Kalyaniyin Kanavan did not do well at the box office. The film ran for 10 weeks in most centres.[5]


  1. ^ "Kalyaniyin Kanavan". nadigarthilagam.com. Retrieved 15 September 2014.
  2. ^ "Kalyaniyin Kanavan". spicyonion.com. Retrieved 15 September 2014.
  3. ^ "Kalyaniyin Kanavan". gomolo.com. Retrieved 15 September 2014.
  4. ^ "Kalyaniyin Kanavan Songs". raaga.com. Retrieved 10 December 2014.
  5. ^ Guy, Randor (31 March 2012). "Kalyaniyin Kanavan 1963". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 27 September 2020.

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