Mayavathi is a 1949 Indian Tamil-language film produced and directed by T. R. Sundaram. The film stars T. R. Mahalingam and Anjali Devi.[2]

Theatrical release poster
Directed byT. R. Sundaram
Written byP. Kannan
Produced byT. R. Sundaram
StarringT. R. Mahalingam
Anjali Devi
Music byG. Ramanathan
Ganapathy Pictures
Distributed byModern Theatres
Release date
  • 12 August 1949 (1949-08-12)
Running time
2 hrs. 24 mins. (12997 ft.)

Plot edit

The story is that of a princess falling in love with a prince who hates women. Another person, a barber is also interested in the princess. He uses several tricks to get her but fails every time. How the princess succeeds in winning over the prince forms the plot of the story.[2]

Cast edit

The list is adapted from a review article published in The Hindu newspaper.[2]

Production edit

The story is based on a folk tale and the film was produced at Modern Theatres that was located on the outskirts of Salem. The dances by Lalitha and Padmini were choreographed by K. K. Sinha.[2]

Soundtrack edit

Music was composed by G. Ramanathan while the lyrics were penned by A. Maruthakasi and Ka. Mu. Sheriff.[2][1] Singer is T. R. Mahalingam. Playback singer is M. L. Vasanthakumari.

Pennenum Maaya Peyaam Poi Maadharai is the first film song penned by A. Maruthakasi.[3]

No. Song Singer Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 "Pennenum Maaya Peyaam Poi Maadharai" T. R. Mahalingam A. Maruthakasi 03:44
2 "Maane En Prema Raani" T. R. Mahalingam & M. L. Vasanthakumari 03:17
3 "Vaaraai En Inba Vaazhve" M. L. Vasanthakumari 02:02
4 "Aahaa Thanimai Tharum Invbam" M. L. Vasanthakumari 02:47
5 "Manamohiniye Unnai Maravene" T. R. Mahalingam 02:55
6 "Sadhaa Un Haasyamevum" T. R. Mahalingam 02:25
7 "Alli Malaraayirundhen" M. L. Vasanthakumari A. Maruthakasi 02:45
8 "Varuvano Madhivadhanan" M. L. Vasanthakumari 02:11
9 "Jeyame En Vaazhvile" M. L. Vasanthakumari 01:30

Reception edit

According to Randor Guy, this movie was a flop s at the box-office. This was supported in M. Karunanidhi's autobiography. Karunanidhi had written that to recover from this flop in 1949, mogul T.R. Sundaram decided to make "Manthiri Kumari" movie in a grand style and succeeded well in 1950."Mayavathi", nevertheless is "remembered for: Lalitha-Padmini’s dances, and the daring romantic scenes between the lead pair."[2]

References edit

  1. ^ a b Film News Anandan (23 October 2004). Sadhanaigal Padaitha Thamizh Thiraipada Varalaru [History of Landmark Tamil Films] (in Tamil). Chennai: Sivakami Publishers. Archived from the original on 11 April 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Guy, Randor (5 January 2015). "Mayavathi (1949)". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 11 April 2017. Retrieved 11 April 2017.
  3. ^ "Thiraikavi Thilagam Kavignar Maruthakasi" ["Thiraikavi Thilagam" Poet Maruthakasi]. Dinamani. 19 September 2012. Archived from the original on 4 May 2017.

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