Maappillai (transl. Son-in-law) is a 1952 Indian Tamil-language drama film directed by T. R. Raghunath and written by V. N. Sambandam. The film stars T. R. Ramachandran, P. K. Saraswathi and T. K. Ramachandran. It revolves around an office boy who becomes wealthy in a rags to riches manner, and the attempts made by his boss's son to destroy him and usurp his wealth. The film was released on 7 November 1952 and became a success.
|Directed by||T. R. Raghunath|
|Written by||V. N. Sambandam|
|Starring||T. R. Ramachandran|
P. K. Saraswathi
T. K. Ramachandran
|Cinematography||P. S. Selvaraj|
|Edited by||S. A. Murugesan|
|Music by||T. R. Pappa|
N. S. Balakrishnan
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Maappillai was directed by T. R. Raghunath, written by V. N. Sambandam and produced by National Productions. Cinematography was handled by P. S. Selvaraj, and editing by S. A. Murugesan. The film was shot and processed at Newton Studios. Its final length was 17,647 feet (5,379 m).
The soundtrack was composed by T. R. Pappa and N. S. Balakrishnan, while the lyrics were written by Thanjai N. Ramaiah Dass. The song "Dosu Kodukka Venum", picturised on Radhakrishnan and Rajam, satirises "men, mores and morals", and attained popularity.
|1||"Kadhalil Vinghanam"||A. M. Rajah & P. Leela||Thanjai N. Ramaiah Dass||03:04||T. R. Pappa|
|2||"All Right.... Naanoru Ragasiyam"||A. G. Rathnamala||02:39|
|3||"Dosu Kodukka Venum"||Thiruchi Loganathan & A. G. Rathnamala||03:21||N. S. Balakrishnan|
|4||"Kannum Karutha Kudumbam"||P. Leela||03:13|
|5||"Mayangadhe Madhi"||A. P. Komala||03:43|
|6||"Sirandha Ulaginile"||P. Leela & Soolamangalam Rajalakshmi||06:24|
|7||"Raja Kudumbatthil"||Thiruchi Loganathan & A. G. Rathnamala||02:31|
|8||"Inbame Siridhum Ariyaadha"||P. Leela||01:10|
|9||"Kanneerthaan.... Pennaaga Pirandhaal"||P. Leela||03:03|
Release and receptionEdit
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