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Parijatham is a Tamil language film released in 1950 with T. R. Mahalingam, M. V. Rajamma and B. S. Saroja in the lead roles.[2]

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Directed byK. S. Gopalakrishnan[a]
Produced byS. K. Sundararama Iyer
Screenplay byElangovan
Based onNaragasura Epic
StarringT. R. Mahalingam
B. S. Saroja
M. V. Rajamma
N. S. Krishnan
T. A. Madhuram
Music byC. R. Subburaman
S. V. Venkatraman
CinematographyJithan Banerjee
Edited byA. V. Subba Rao
Lavanya Pictures
Release date
  • 11¬†September¬†1950¬†(1950-09-11) (India)



The film has three story lines. The first line which is the first part is about the well known myth of Naragasura. Naragasura, the demon king has invincible powers due to the boons he had received from Devas and with all that he wreaks havoc on everyone. Narada knows that only Bama, the wife of Krishna who was Naragasura's mother in the previous birth can annihilate him. Narada adept in his covert ways to achieve his goals subtly gifts a parijatham flower to Krishna and make him in turn gift it to his first wife Rukmani. As expected the demon king dies at the hands of Bama but not before making a request that his day of death be celebrated by people as Deepavali. The next story line has the same parijatham that breeds enmity in Bama against Rukmani. Finally she understands that Rukmani's devotion to Krishna far exceeds her own, a humbling experience. There is a third line which is a comic interlude that intersects the film throughout. N.S.krishnan, T.A.Mathuram and side kicks Kaka Radhakrishnan and Pulimootai Ramasamy take care of that.[3]



T. R. Mahalingam as Krishna
B. S. Saroja as Sathyabhama
M. V. Rajamma as Rukmini
N. S. Krishnan as Srikaman
T. A. Madhuram as Senthamarai
T. V. (Kakka) Radhakrishnan as Thambi
C. S. Pandian as Kakkai
Nagarcoil Mahadevan as Narada
C. S. D. Singh as Muran
T. K. Sambangi as Indra
Pulimoottai Ramasamy as Fake Narada
Pappa Narayana Iyer as Kasyapa
T. S. Jaya as Lalitha
P. G. Parvathi as Shyamala
R. Balasubramaniam as Naragasuran
S. Menaka as Krishnamani
C. Vedhavall as Indrani
Thara Chowdhary
S. Kandamma


The film was produced by S. K. Sundararama Iyer under the banner Lavanya Pictures and was shot at Newtone and Vauhini studios. The film was directed by K. S. Gopalakrishnan B. A.[a] Screenplay and dialogues were written by Elangovan. Jiten Banerjee was in charge of cinematography while Kumaradevan was the operative cameraman. Editing was done by A. V. Subba Rao. Dinsha K. Tehrani was in charge of audiography. Art direction was done by F. Nagoor while Hiralal did the choreography.[1][3]


Music was composed by C. R. Subburaman and S. V. Venkatraman Lyrics were written by Santhanakrishna Naidu, Papanasam Sivan, Kambadasan, Udumalai Narayana Kavi and K. D. Santhanam.[1] Singers are T. R. Mahalingam, N. S. Krishnan & T. A. Madhuram. Playback singers are M. L. Vasanthakumari, T. V. Rathinam, K. V. Janaki, P. Leela, Jikki, S. V. Venkatraman & C. R. Subburaman.

No. Song Singers Lyricist Raga Length (m:ss)
01 Enathannai Unnai P. Leela Papanasam Sivan 01:40
04 Thane Varuvaradi T. V. Rathinam 02:16
05 Murali Gaana Vinotha Muguntha K. V. Janaki 01:22
08 Niyaayam Alladi Bhaamaa M. L. Vasanthakumari 02:26
09 Yezhai En Meethu Paaraa C. R. Subburaman 02:35
10 Piraana Naathanae M. L. Vasanthakumari 02:20
13 Maaya Chiripilae T. V. Rathinam Desh 02:57
14 Porumaiyae Inbam Tharum T. R. Mahalingam 02:11
16 Enadhannai Unnai Peidhei T. V. Rathinam 01:39
07 Anbinil Yaavume.... Thulasi Jegan Maathaa M. L. Vasanthakumari Desh 02:37
02 Musical Dance Thara Chowdhary dance 03:31
03 Vaan Nilavae Mana Mohana T. R. Mahalingam & T. V. Rathinam Kambadasan 02:58
11 Ulagathukae Unavalikkum S. V. Venkatraman & Jikki Group 01:25
12 Mathiyaa Vithiyaa C. R. Subburaman & T. V. Rathinam 03:38
18 Jeeva Theebame Thalelo P. Leela & Jikki 01:31
15 Paarijaadha Poovu Namma N. S. Krishnan & T. A. Madhuram Santhanakrishna Naidu 02:44
17 Paadhkaakkanum Paangu Paarkanum N. S. Krishnan Udumalai Narayana Kavi 03:55
06 Manamagizh (Musical drama) K. V. Janaki & Jikki K. D. Santhanam 06:18

Comedy TrackEdit

N. S. Krishnan virtually stole the film right under the nose of all the stars in the film with his brand of socially reformist and irony-rich comedy track. Randor Guy says the film is remembered for the satire-rich comedy of NSK.[2]



  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 13 September 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Paarijaatham (1950)". The Hindu. 9 April 2010. Archived from the original on 18 June 2015. Retrieved 4 December 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ a b c "Parijatham (1950)". Archived from the original on 14 October 2016. Retrieved 4 December 2016.