Ondre Kulam

Ondre Kulam (transl. Community is one only) is a 1956 Indian Tamil-language film directed by N. Krishnaswamy. Edited by M.S. Parthasarathy.[2] The film stars R. S. Manohar and Madhuri Devi.[3] This is a 1956 award-winning [4] Tamil film and this film title was named by former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K.Kamaraj.[4]

Ondre Kulam
Directed byN. Krishnaswamy
Produced byN. Krishnaswamy
Screenplay byS. D. Sundharam
V. Seetharaman
Ku. Sa. Krishnamoorthy
Story bySathasiva Brahmam
StarringR. S. Manohar
Madhuri Devi
S. V. Sahasranamam
K. Sarangkapani
Music byM. V. Ranga Rao
S. V. Venkatraman
CinematographyBalu
Edited byM.S. Parthasarathy
Production
company
Triveni Pictures
Release date
  • 20 April 1956 (1956-04-20) (India)
[1]
Running time
164 minutes (14823 ft.)
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

CastEdit

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

ProductionEdit

The film was produced and directed by N. Krishnaswamy. Sathasiva Brahmam wrote the story while the dialogues were penned by S. D. Sundharam, V. Seetharaman and Ku. Sa. Krishnamoorthy. Balu was in charge of Cinematography while the editing was done by M.S. Parthasarathy.[2] Art direction was K. R. Sarma and the still photography was done by S. V. Gopal Rao.[1]

SoundtrackEdit

Music was composed by M. V. Ranga Rao and S. V. Venkatraman while the lyrics were penned by Ku. Sa. Krishnamoorthy, Surabhi, and V. Seetharaman. One song by Subramania Bharathiyar and another song by Poet Auwaiyar were included in the film. Playback singers are Sirkazhi Govindarajan, S. V. Venkatraman, V. N. Sundaram, S. V. Ponnusamy, A. P. Komala, M. L. Vasanthakumari, N. L. Ganasaraswathi, Rani, M. S. Rajeswari, Jikki, Kalyani, Vasantha, Sundaramma and G. Kasthuri.[5]

No. Song Singer/s Lyricist MD Duration (m:ss)
1 "Jaathigal Illaiyadi Paappa" A. P. Komala Subramania Bharathiyar M. V. Ranga Rao
2 "Jaathi Irandoliya" Auwaiyar
3 "Anda Pagiranda Akilandeswari" M. L. Vasanthakumari
4 "Thiruvarul Purivai Jaganmatha" Ku. Sa. Krishnamoorthy S. V. Venkatraman 03:09
5 "Hailesa, Hailesa, Hailesa" Jikki, Vasantha, Sundaramma & Sirkazhi Govindarajan 03:16
6 "Thulliye Odum Pulli Maan Polae" Jikki 02:46
7 "Mangkilai Maele Poonguyil Kooviyadhu" V. N. Sundaram, N. L. Ganasaraswathi, K. Rani, M. S. Rajeswari & Kalyani Surabhi 06:35
8 "Sirippu Varaadho" K. Rani V. Seetharaman 03:14
9 "Naalum Theriyaame Naa Koosaame" S. V. Ponnusamy & G. Kasthuri
10 "Ondre Kulam.... En Pirandhai Kanne" S. V. Venkatraman 03:08
11 "Unnai Ninaindhe Ullam" Jikki 03:16

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 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 30 June 2017.
  2. ^ a b "1955 வெளியான படங்களின் விபரம்| Lakshman Sruthi - 100% Manual Orchestra |". www.lakshmansruthi.com. Retrieved 18 January 2021.
  3. ^ Ondre Kulam Tamil Movie
  4. ^ a b Staff Reporter (30 January 2020). "N. Krishnaswamy, film producer, dies at 95". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 18 January 2021.
  5. ^ G. Neelamegam. Thiraikalanjiyam — Part 1 (in Tamil). Manivasagar Publishers, Chennai 108 (Ph:044 25361039). First edition December 2014. p. 103.