Naalu Veli Nilam

Naalu Veli Nilam (transl. 27 Acres Land) is a 1959 Indian Tamil-language film directed by Muktha V. Srinivasan.[3] The film stars S. V. Sahasranamam, M. Pandaribai and M. Mynavathi. It is based on the play of the same name.[4][5]

Naalu Veli Nilam
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Poster
Directed byMuktha V. Srinivasan
Screenplay byThi. Janakiraman
Based onNaalu Veli Nilam
by Seva Stage
Produced byS. V. Sahasranamam
StarringS. V. Sahasranamam
Pandari Bai
Mynavathi
V. R. Rajagopal
CinematographyNimai Gosh
Edited byD. Vijayarangam, K. Durai
Music byK. V. Mahadevan
M. K. Athmanathan
Production
company
Seva Screens
Distributed byAnanda Pictures[1]
Release date
  • 2 September 1959 (1959-09-02) (India)
[2]
Running time
173 mins. (15649 ft.)
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

CastEdit

List adapted from the database of Film News Anandan.[2]

ProductionEdit

Naalu Veli Nilam was adapted from the Seva Stage play of the same name.[6] The film adaptation was produced by S. V. Sahasranamam (who also acted in the play) and was directed by Muktha V. Srinivasan. Story, screenplay and dialogues were written by writer and novelist T. Janakiraman. Nimai Gosh was in charge of cinematography while editing was done by D. Vijayarangam and K. Durai. Kalasaagaram Rajagopal was in charge of art direction. Choreography was done by Madhavan, Chinnilal and Sampathkumar. Still photography was done by B. Ranganathan.[2] The film was shot at Bharani Studios and processed at Vijaya laboratory.

SoundtrackEdit

Music was composed by K. V. Mahadevan and M. K. Athmanathan while the lyrics were penned by A. Maruthakasi and M. K. Athmanathan. A folk song, a Thiruvarutpa by Ramalinga Swamigal and three songs by Bharathiyar were also included in the film. Playback singers were Sirkazhi Govindarajan, S. C. Krishnan, A. L. Raghavan, R. Jayaraman, Thiruchi Loganathan, K. Jamuna Rani, S. Janaki, L. R. Eswari, Soolamangalam Rajalakshmi, P. Susheela and A. Andal.[7]

No. Song Singer/s Music director Lyricist Duration (m:ss)
1 "Ooraar Urangaiyile" Thiruchi Loganathan & L. R. Eswari K. V. Mahadevan Folk Song 03:21
2 "Kulipen Panneerile" S. C. Krishnan & K. Jamuna Rani A. Maruthakasi 05:01
3 "Paadupattu Thaedi Panathai .. Iruppavargal Anubavikka" P. Susheela 04:05
4 "Muruga Muruga Muruga"
Title song
Sirkazhi Govindarajan Bharathiyar 02:56
5 "Nambinaar Keduvadhillai" A. L. Raghavan & A. Andal M. K. Athmanathan 03:36
6 "Kaani Nilam Vendum" Soolamangalam Rajalakshmi 00:49
7 "Enakkum Unakkum" Ramalinga Swamigal 03:46
8 "Singaara Cholaiyile" S. C. Krishnan M. K. Athmanathan
9 "Unnai Thaedi Vandhen" S. C. Krishnan & K. Jamuna Rani 01:49
10 "Inba Kavidhai Paaduthu" R. Jayaraman & S. Janaki 02:46
11 "Kalyaanamaam Kalyaanam" R. Jayaraman, S. Janaki& group 03:55

ReceptionEdit

The film was a loss to Sahasranamam. He mortgaged his house, paid compensation to the distributors and paid the balance fee to Pandari Bai and Mynavathi.[7][8] The film is remembered for its story and the memorable songs.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kalkionline.com[dead link][bare URL image file]
  2. ^ a b c 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 20 June 2017. Retrieved 20 June 2017.
  3. ^ Ashish Rajadhyaksha & Paul Willemen. Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema (PDF). Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 1998. pp. 170 & 619. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2 January 2017. Retrieved 20 June 2017.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link) - Typo: Printed as Naalu Veli Neelam
  4. ^ Kalkionline.com[dead link][bare URL image file]
  5. ^ Kalkionline.com[dead link][bare URL image file]
  6. ^ Bhatt, Karthik (25 April 2015). "Policekaran Magal: From stage to celluloid". The Cinema Resource Centre. Archived from the original on 27 January 2018. Retrieved 20 April 2018.
  7. ^ a b G. Neelamegam. Thiraikalanjiyam — Part 1 (in Tamil). Manivasagar Publishers, Chennai 108 (Ph:044 25361039). First edition December 2014. pp. 174–175.
  8. ^ Majordasan. "Potpourri of titbits about Tamil cinema – Muthuraman". Kalyanamalai. Archived from the original on 22 June 2017. Retrieved 20 April 2018.

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