Policekaran Magal

Policekaran Magal (transl. The Policeman's Daughter) is a 1962 Indian Tamil-language drama film directed by C. V. Sridhar. Based on B. S. Ramiah's play of the same name, it stars Balaji, Muthuraman, Vijayakumari, Santha Kumari and Pushpalatha. The film was released on 7 September 1962 and was a success. It was later remade in Telugu as Constable Koothuru (1963) and in Malayalam as Vyaamoham (1978).

Policekaran Magal
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byC. V. Sridhar
Screenplay byC. V. Sridhar
Based onPolicekaran Magal
by B. S. Ramiah
Produced byP. V. Sathyam
V. Nanjundan
Starring
CinematographyA. Vincent
Edited byN. M. Shankar
Music byViswanathan–Ramamoorthy
Production
company
Chitrakala Productions
Release date
  • 7 September 1962 (1962-09-07)
Running time
156 minutes[1]
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

PlotEdit

Kumarasami, an honest police constable, has a son Chinnaiah and a daughter Janaki. Prabhu, son of a rich affluent person is a friend of Chinnaiah who often visit his house. Prabhu falls in love with Janaki to which she equally reciprocates. She meets Prabhu secretly without the knowledge of both her father and brother. One day, Prabhu's notorious friends commit a murder and they flee the scene via Prabhu's car. At the same point of time, Prabhu meets his love in a temple and promises to marry her.

Meanwhile, Prabhu's father plans to marry his son to one of his relatives. Prabhu initially discards this proposal but accepts after coming to know that he will be deprived of his father's wealth if he does not marry the girl arranged by his father. Janaki is shocked to hear this and finally tells her relationship with Prabhu to her parents. When Chinnaiah visits Prabhu's house to seek justice, Prabhu reiterates that Janaki is completely unknown to him. Janaki health begins to deteriorate and despite Prabhu's selfish motive, she prays for his good health.

Police arrest Prabhu for the murder committed by his friends and Janaki testifies as an alibi. Police arrest the actual murderers. A now regretful Prabhu comes to marry Janaki, but is too late. Janaki's health completely deteriorates and she eventually dies.

CastEdit

Cast according to the opening credits of the film:

ProductionEdit

Policekaran Magal was based on the stage play of the same name written by B. S. Ramiah. S. V. Sahasranamam and R. Muthuraman who were part of the play reprised their roles in the film.[4] C. R. Vijayakumari played the titular daughter of Sahasranamam's character, a policeman, while K. Balaji played a youth who cheats the policeman's daughter.[5] The dialogues were written by Thanjai N. Ramaiah Dass.[6]

SoundtrackEdit

The soundtrack was composed by Viswanathan–Ramamoorthy (a duo consisting of M. S. Viswanathan and T. K. Ramamoorthy) while the lyrics written by Kannadasan.[7][8] The song "Ponn Enbean Siru" is set in the Carnatic raga known as Darbari Kanada.[9][10] The song "Nilavukku Enmel Ennadi Kobam" attained popularity.[11]

Track listing
No.TitleSinger(s)Length
1."Nilavukku Enmel Ennadi Kobam"P. B. Sreenivas03:36
2."Indha Mandrathil Odi Varum"P. B. Sreenivas, S. Janaki03:32
3."Pon Enbaen Siru"P. B. Sreenivas, S. Janaki03:31
4."Aandrondru Ponaal"P. B. Sreenivas, S. Janaki03:21
5."Poranthaalum Aambalayaa"J. P. Chandrababu, L. R. Eswari03:08
6."Indha Mandrathil Odi Varum" (Pathos)P. B. Sreenivas, S. Janaki03:00
7."Kannile Neer"Sirkazhi Govindarajan, S. Janaki03:31
8."Poo Sumanthu Pogiral"Sirkazhi Govindarajan03:08
Total length:22:59

ReleaseEdit

Policekaran Magal was released on 7 September 1962,[12] and emerged a commercial success.[3]

RemakesEdit

Policekaran Magal was remade in Telugu as Constable Koothuru (1963),[3] and in Malayalam as Vyaamoham (1978).[13]

ReferencesEdit

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  3. ^ a b c Srinivas Chari, T. K. (16–30 June 2011). "The film photographer" (PDF). Madras Musings. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 March 2015. Retrieved 26 December 2016.
  4. ^ Bhatt, Karthik (25 April 2015). "Policekaran Magal: From stage to celluloid". The Cinema Resource Centre. Archived from the original on 27 January 2018. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  5. ^ "விஜயகுமாரிக்கு பானுமதி வாழ்த்து: சாரதா படத்தை பார்த்துவிட்டு பரிசு வழங்கினார்". Maalai Malar (in Tamil). 23 July 2017. Archived from the original on 10 May 2018. Retrieved 10 May 2018.
  6. ^ "1962 – போலிஸ்காரன்மகள் (நாடகம்) சித்ரகலா (த-தெ)" [1962 – Policekaran Magal (play) Chitrakala (ta-te)]. Lakshman Sruthi (in Tamil). Archived from the original on 29 August 2017. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  7. ^ "Policekaran Magal- Sumaithangi Tamil Film LP Vinyl Record by MS Viswanathan". Mossymart. Archived from the original on 14 September 2021. Retrieved 14 September 2021.
  8. ^ "Policekaran Magal". Saregama. Archived from the original on 17 November 2015. Retrieved 16 November 2015.
  9. ^ Mani, Charulatha (8 June 2012). "A Raga's Journey — Dynamic Durbarikaanada". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 9 October 2015. Retrieved 28 February 2018.
  10. ^ Sundararaman (2007) [2005]. Raga Chintamani: A Guide to Carnatic Ragas Through Tamil Film Music (2nd ed.). Chennai: Pichhamal Chintamani. p. 153. OCLC 295034757.
  11. ^ "Soundarya Rajinikanth joins hands with Kabali producer, announces second film". The Indian Express. 27 September 2016. Archived from the original on 11 August 2017. Retrieved 12 February 2018.
  12. ^ "Policekaran Magal (1962)". Screen4Screen. Archived from the original on 14 September 2021. Retrieved 14 September 2021.
  13. ^ Krishnamachari, Suganthy (18 October 2012). "Where was the thrill?". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 10 May 2018. Retrieved 16 November 2015.

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