Koondukkili (transl. The Caged Parrot) is a 1954 Indian Tamil-language drama film directed and co-produced by T. R. Ramanna. The film stars M. G. Ramachandran, Sivaji Ganesan and B. S. Saroja. Although a commercial failure, it gained historical reputation over time due to the fact it was the only film in which Ramachandran and Ganesan acted together.
|Directed by||T. R. Ramanna|
|Produced by||T. R. Ramanna|
T. R. Rajakumari
|Starring||M. G. Ramachandran|
B. S. Saroja
T. D. Kusalakumari
|Cinematography||M. A. Rehman|
|Edited by||M. S. Mani|
|Music by||K. V. Mahadevan|
R. R. Pictures
Thangaraj and Jeeva are friends. Thangaraj is married to Mangala and they have a son. Thangaraj goes to jail for a crime committed by Jeeva. Mangala is left with no money or house to live. Jeeva tries to help Mangala with the sinister motive of having a relationship with her. After she repeatedly refuses his attempts to help her, Jeeva starts to sadistically taunt her, but he could never win her . Meanwhile, Sokki is in love with Jeeva. When Jeeva tries to embrace Mangala, he is struck by thunder and loses his eye sight. Thangaraj is released from prison and saves Mangala from Jeeva.
|M. G. Ramachandran||Thangaraj|
|B. S. Saroja||Mangala|
|T. D. Kusalakumari||Sokki|
|Master Mohan||Kannan (Thangaraj Son)|
|V. M. Ezhumalai|
|E. R. Sahadevan||Sokkalingam|
|T. P. Muthulakshmi||Chinnaiyee|
|G. Sakunthala||Platform (Mad Lady)|
|K. S. Angamuthu||Thangraj (Home Owner)|
The music was composed by K. V. Mahadevan. Lyrics by Mahakavi Bharathiyar, Thanjai N. Ramaiah Dass, Vindhan, Ka. Mu. Sheriff & A. Maruthakasi. Playback singers are T. M. Soundararajan, K. V. Mahadevan, V. N. Sundharam, P. A. Periyanayaki, T. V. Rathnam, Radha Jayalakshmi & K. Rani.
|1||on YouTube||T. V. Rathnam||A. Maruthakasi||03:06|
|2||Yaar Vanthennai Edhirtthaalum||P. A. Periyanayaki||Thanjai N. Ramaiah Dass||03:00|
|3||on YouTube||T. M. Soundararajan, K. V. Mahadevan & V. N. Sundharam||Thanjai N. Ramaiah Dass||02:46|
|4||on YouTube||Radha Jayalakshmi||Vindhan||03:31|
|5||on YouTube||T. V. Rathnam||Mahakavi Bharathiyar||05:32|
|6||on YouTube||T. M. Soundararajan, V. N. Sundharam, Radha Jayalakshmi & K. Rani||Ka. Mu. Sheriff||03:57|
|7||on YouTube||T. M. Soundararajan||Vindhan||05:21|
|8||on YouTube||T. M. Soundararajan & V. N. Sundharam||Thanjai N. Ramaiah Dass||03:20|
|9||on YouTube||P. A. Periyanayaki||Vindhan||02:25|
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