Nallavan (1955 film)

Nallavan (transl. Good man) is a 1955 Indian Tamil-language film directed by M. Thiruvengadam.[2] The film stars R. S. Manohar, Serukalathur Sama, P. K. Saraswathi and Rajasulochana.[1]

Nallavan
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Directed byM. Thiruvengadam
Written byA. L. Narayanan
Story byO. K. Durai
S. Raghavan
StarringR. S. Manohar
Serukalathur Sama
P. K. Saraswathi
Rajasulochana
Music byM. S. Gnanamani
CinematographyG. Chandran
Edited byS. Surya
Production
company
Sunrise Productions
Distributed bySunrise Productions
Release date
  • 5 March 1955 (1955-03-05) (India)
[1]
Running time
129 mins. (16487 ft.)
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

CastEdit

List adapted from the database of Film News Anandan.[1]

ProductionEdit

Nallavan was produced by Sunrise Productions and directed by M. Thiruvengadam. O. K. Durai and S. Raghavan wrote the story while S. L. Narayanan penned the dialogues. G. Chandran and S. Surya were in charge of cinematography and editing respectively. S. K. Jayavar and Nayak handled the art direction. Choreography was by T. G. Thangaraj and K. K. Sinha. Still photography was done by S. N. Ragasamy and Tukaram.[1] Shooting took place at the now defunct Film Centre and Star Combines studios.[3]

SoundtrackEdit

The soundtrack of the film was composed by M. S. Gnanamani, while the lyrics were written by Thanjai N. Ramaiah Das. Ghantasala, V. N. Sundaram, Thiruchi Loganathan, P. Leela, N. L. Ganasaraswathi and G. Kasturi were playback singers. The soundtrack did not attain popularity.[3]

ReceptionEdit

Nallavan was released on 5 March 1955.[1] The film was not a commercial success, but film historian Randor Guy praised it for the "formidable cast" and "unusual storyline".[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e 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 23 June 2017.
  2. ^ Ashish Rajadhyaksha & Paul Willemen (1998). Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema. New Delhi: Oxford University Press. p. 623.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  3. ^ a b c Guy, Randor (10 August 2013). "Nallavan (1955)". The Hindu. Retrieved 26 March 2018.

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