Kannamma En Kadhali

Kannamma En Kadhali (transl. Kannamma is my lover) is a 1945 Indian Tamil-language film starring M. K. Radha and M. S. Sundari Bai in the lead roles.[2] The film was directed by Kothamangalam Subbu, marking his directorial debut.[3] No print of the film is known to survive, making it a lost film.[4]

Kannamma En Kadhali
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Directed byKothamangalam Subbu
Screenplay byKothamangalam Subbu
Based onThe School for Wives
by Moliere
Produced byK. Ramnoth
StarringM. K. Radha
M. S. Sundari Bai
CinematographyM. Natarajan
Edited byN. K. Gopal
Music byM. D. Parthasarathy
Release date
  • 20 July 1945 (1945-07-20) (India)
Running time
10,914 ft.


A wealthy, lecherous old man named Vaiyapuri finds a young girl lost in a temple festival crowd and brings her up with the intention of marrying her later. Without his knowledge, the young woman, Sundari falls in love with a young man Muthu and the two play smart games fooling the old man.[2]


Cast in order of the film's song book[5]


This film is based on the French play The School for Wives by the 17th century playwright Molière.[2]


Music was composed by M. D. Parthasarathy and lyrics were penned by Kothamangalam Subbu.[2]

No. Song Singer/s Lyricist Duration(m:ss)
1 "Bangalow Kattiruken Baru" M. S. Sundari Bai Kothamangalam Subbu 02:03
2 "Manmadhan Dhane" M. S. Sundari Bai
3 "Thulli Vilayattu Pulliman" Mani Iyer
4 "Muthu Varuvanendru Vethilai" M. S. Sundari Bai
5 "Neela Kumudhamalar Unadhu" Mani Iyer, M. S. Sundari Bai
6 "Eppodhum Unnae Tirukka Chonnar" Mani Iyer, M. S. Sundari Bai 01:36
7 "Katti Padikkiran Mutham Kottukiran" S. Krishnamoorthy 00:45


  1. ^ TMDB
  2. ^ a b c d Guy, Randor (9 May 2008). "Kannamma En Kaathali 1945". The Hindu. Retrieved 22 February 2020.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ "Kothamangalam SUBBU". Archived from the original on 8 April 2017. Retrieved 8 April 2017.
  4. ^ "Round the City's old studios with RANDOR GUY". Madras Musings. Archived from the original on 7 April 2017. Retrieved 22 October 2019.
  5. ^ "Song Book for Tamil Film "Kannamma En Kadhali"". InternetArchive (in Tamil). Retrieved 14 August 2019.