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Karpukkarasi is a 1957 Indian Tamil-language swashbuckler film directed by A. S. A. Sami and produced by M. Somasundaram under Jupiter Pictures. The story and screenplay were written by A. S. A. Sami and Aru. Ramanathan. The dialogues were written by Siva-Sundaram. The film stars Gemini Ganesan, M. N. Nambiar, R. Balasubramaniam, and K. A. Thangavelu, with G. Varalakshmi, M. K. Radha, Savitri E. V. Saroja and M. Saroja in supporting roles.
|Directed by||A. S. A. Sami|
|Written by||A. S. A. Sami |
|Screenplay by||A. S. A. Sami |
|Produced by||M. Somasundaram|
|Starring||Gemini Ganesan |
M. N. Nambiar
M. K. Radha
K. A. Thangavelu
|Edited by||K. Govindasamy|
|Music by||G. Ramanathan|
|Distributed by||Jupiter Pictures|
One scene required Ganesan to throw a knife at Nambiar. He did so, but the director had not called for "action" when Nambiar saw something come straight at him like a "bat out of hell". Nambiar had only one second to turn his head as the knife grazed his eye and impaled itself on the wall, leaving Nambiar with a permanent black spot on the eye. Ganesan had thrown the knife long before the shot was supposed to roll, only to impress two women who had walked on to the set.
Music was by G. Ramanathan and lyrics were written by Pattukkottai Kalyanasundaram, Kannadasan, A. Maruthakasi and Udumalai Narayana Kavi.
|1||"Kaniyaa Kanniyaa Vaazhvil Inbam Sollavaa||T. M. Soundararajan & Jikki||03:28|
|2||"Nalvaakku Nee Kodadi||S. C. Krishnan & A. G. Rathnamala||03:31|
|3||"Sellakkiliye Allik Kulame||A. P. Komala||01:50|
|4||"Aadum Ponne Aasai Kanne||K. Jamuna Rani||01:00|
|5||"Anbe Aandavan Aagum||Seerkazhi Govindarajan||01:00|
|6||"Enakkoru Manakkurai Agatridal Vendum"||V. T. Rajagopalan||00:25|
|7||"Thoongaadhu Kann Thoongaadhu"||T. M. Soundararajan||Pattukkottai Kalyanasundaram||01:45|
|8||"Thatthkaa Putthakaa Naalu Kaalu"||Seerkazhi Govindarajan & P. Leela||02:00|
|9||"Kaayame Idhu Meiyadaa"||T. M. Soundararajan & Seerkazhi Govindarajan||Pattukkottai Kalyanasundaram||02:40|
|10||"Ambigaapathi Seidha Pizhai"||T. M. Soundararajan||01:45|
|11||"Vizhiyodu Vilayaadum"||M. L. Vasanthakumari & P. Leela||A. Maruthakasi||06:22|
|12||"Illaadha Adhisayamaai Irukkudhudhadi"||A. P. Komala & K. Jamuna Rani||Pattukkottai Kalyanasundaram||02:50|
|13||"Marundho Marundhu...Naattu Vaitthiyar"||T. M. Soundararajan & Seerkazhi Govindarajan||01:42|
|14||"Pudhu Vaazhvum...Pirinndhavar Koodinaal"||K. Jamuna Rani||00:50|
|15||"Idhaya Vaanile Udhayamaanadhe"||T. M. Soundararajan & Jikki||01:59|
|16||"Kaniyo Paago Karkando"||P. B. Sreenivas & M. L. Vasanthakumari||Udumalai Narayana Kavi||03:42|
|17||"Ellai Merudhe Manam Thulli Aadudhe"||K. Jamuna Rani, A. P. Komala & A. G. Rathnamala||Pattukkottai Kalyanasundaram||04:30|
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- Karpukkarasi at IMDb