Mangalyam (film)

Mangalyam is a Tamil film released in 1954 with A. P. Nagarajan and B. S. Saroja in the lead roles.[1]

Mangalyam 1954 poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byK. Somu
Produced byM. A. Venu
Written byA. P. Nagarajan
Screenplay byA. P. Nagarajan
Story byA. P. Nagarajan
StarringNalvar Nagarajan
B. S. Saroja
M. N. Nambiar
S. A. Natarajan
Music byK. V. Mahadevan
CinematographyJ. G. Vijayam
Edited byT. Vijayarangam
M. A. V. Pictures
Distributed byM. A. V. Pictures
Release date
  • 1 June 1954 (1954-06-01) (India)
Running time
15,004 ft.


The film was produced by M. A. Venu under the banner M. A. V. Pictures. K. Somu directed the film. It was made at Central Studios Coimbatore.[2] Almost the same cast and crew of Pennarasi that was released one month before, worked in this film also.


Kumar is a young and rich doctor. He falls in love with the housemaid, Selvathaal. But his mother does not like their love affair and she chases away the housemaid. In the meantime, Kumar's sister falls in love with Kumar's friend Gopi. Selvathal becomes an actor with a new name Manorama. Kumar and Gopi go in search of Selvathal. Another person is after the actor. He kidnaps her and places her in a hideout. Kumar and Gopi come to know that. How they rescue the actor forms the story of this film. All ends well.


Cast according to the opening credits of the film


Producer: M. A. Venu
Director: K. Somu
Story, Screenplay & Dialogues: A. P. Nagarajan
Cinematography: J. G. Vijayam
Editing: D. Vijayarangam
Photography: K. Anandan
Art: A. Ponnusamy, M. P. Kuttiyappu
Choreography: V. Madhavan
Studio: Central Studios[2]

Sound TrackEdit

Music was composed by K. V. Mahadevan. Lyrics were penned by A. Maruthakasi and Ka. Mu. Sheriff. Playback singers are T. M. Soundararajan, (Radha) Jayalakshmi, Jikki and K. R. Sellamuthu.[3]

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 "Nalla Kaalam Porandhiduchu" T. M. Soundararajan & group Ka. Mu. Sheriff 03:31
2 "Vaazhvadhu Ponaalum" T. M. Soundararajan 02:00
3 "Thottatthu Rojaa Malarndhadhu Raajaa" Jikki 03:21
4 "Dhiname Unai Ninaindhu" 03:17
5 "Ottumiru Ullanthanai Vettuvathu" (Radha) Jayalakshmi A. Maruthakasi 02:32
6 "Ninaitthaaley Inbam Tharum" 02:55
7 "Koojaa Koojaa" T. M. Soundararajan & K. R. Sellamuthu 02:52


  1. ^ "Mangalyam (1954) - The Hindu". Retrieved 16 September 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b "1954 வெளியான படங்களின் விபரம்| Lakshman Sruthi - 100% Manual Orchestra |". Retrieved 17 September 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ G. Neelamegam. Thiraikalanjiyam — Part 1 (in Tamil). Manivasagar Publishers, Chennai 108 (Ph:044 25361039). First edition December 2014. p. 79.

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