Parijatham (1950 film)

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. Subbaraman
S. V. Venkatraman
CinematographyJithen Banerji
Edited byA. V. Subba Rao
Lavanya Pictures Ltd.
Distributed byNewtone
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]


Cast according to the opening credits of the film[3]


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. Jithen Banerji 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. Subbaraman 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, Nagercoil K. Mahadevan, N. S. Krishnan & T. A. Madhuram. Playback singers are M. L. Vasanthakumari, T. V. Rathnam, K. V. Janaki, P. Leela, Jikki, S. V. Venkatraman & C. R. Subbaraman.

No. Song Singers Lyricist Raga Length (m:ss)
01 "Enathannai Unnai Pedhai" T. V. Rathnam Papanasam Sivan 02:15
02 "Thane Varuvaradi" T. V. Rathnam 02:16
03 "Murali Gaana Vinotha Muguntha" K. V. Janaki 01:22
04 "Niyaayam Alladi Bhaamaa" M. L. Vasanthakumari 02:26
05 "Yezhai En Meethu Paaraa" Nagercoil K. Mahadevan 02:35
06 "Piraana Naathanae" M. L. Vasanthakumari 02:20
07 "Maaya Chiripilae" T. V. Rathnam Desh 02:57
08 "Porumaiyae Inbam Tharum" T. R. Mahalingam 02:11
09 "Anbinil Yaavume...Thulasi Jegan Maathaa" M. L. Vasanthakumari Desh 02:37
10 "Musical Dance" Thara Chowdhry dance 03:31
11 "Vaan Nilavae Mana Mohana" T. R. Mahalingam & T. V. Rathnam Kambadasan 02:58
12 "Ulagathukae Unavalikkum" S. V. Venkatraman & Jikki Group 01:22
13 "Mathiyaa Vithiyaa" C. R. Subburaman & T. V. Rathnam 03:38
14 "Jeeva Theebame Thalelo" P. Leela & Jikki 01:31
15 "Paarijaadha Poovu Namma" N. S. Krishnan & T. A. Madhuram Santhanakrishna Naidu 02:44
16 "Paadhkaakkanum Paangu Paarkanum" N. S. Krishnan Udumalai Narayana Kavi 03:55
17 "Manamagizh" (Musical drama) K. V. Janaki & Jikki K. D. Santhanam 06:18
18 "Ithu Thaguma Baamaa Kelai" T. R. Mahalingam 02:12
19 "Pugazhnthu Pugazhnthu Uraikka" M. L. Vasanthakumari 04:36
20 "Vantharul Endruraippai" M. L. Vasanthakumari 02:22

Comedy trackEdit

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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b "Paarijaatham (1950)". The Hindu. 9 April 2010. Archived from the original on 18 June 2015. Retrieved 4 December 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ a b c "Parijatham (1950)". Archived from the original on 14 October 2016. Retrieved 4 December 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)