Pudhumai Pithan (1957 film)

Pudhumai Pithan is a 1957 Indian Tamil-language film starring M. G. Ramachandran, T. R. Rajakumari and B. S. Saroja in the lead roles. The film was released on 2 August 1957.

Pudhumai Pithan
Pudhumai Pithan (1957).jpg
Poster
Tamilபுதுமை பித்தன்
Directed byT. R. Ramanna
Produced byK. Muniratnam
Screenplay byK. S. N. Murthy
Story byM. Karunanidhi
StarringM. G. Ramachandran
T. R. Rajakumari
B. S. Saroja
Music byG. Ramanathan
CinematographyG. K. Ramu
Edited byR. Devarajan
Production
company
Sivakami Pictures
Release date
2 August 1957
Running time
176 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

The film 105 days at box office.[1] The film was dubbed into Telugu as Veera Khadgam.[2]

PlotEdit

A king is imprisoned by his ambitious brother (T. S. Balaiah), who creates the impression that the king had died during an animal hunt. The crown prince (played by MGR) was on a sea journey and returns to attend the king's fake funeral. During the funeral, the crown prince comes to know the truth, via a secret message conveyed to him by the daughter (B. S. Saroja, in a bearded messenger disguise) of the palace physician. As expected, she falls in love with the prince. The sibling of king also plots to kill the prince by poisoning him with a drug, concocted by the palace physician. The drug was supposed to make the crown prince mad, who acts like a madman poisoned by the drug to fool everyone. Prince is also helped by a woman drama troupe leader (T. R. Rajakumari), who also had affection to the crown prince. Eventually, she sacrifices her life, leaving the prince to unite with the daughter of palace physician. The plotting villains were avenged by the prince and his comedian side kick (Chandrababu).

CastEdit

Cast according to the opening credits

CrewEdit

  • Producer: K. Muniratnam
  • Production Company: Sivakami Pictures
  • Director: T. R. Ramanna
  • Music: G. Ramanathan
  • Lyrics: Thanjai N. Ramaiah Dass
  • Story: Mu. Karunanidhi
  • Screenplay: K. S. N. Murthy
  • Dialogues: Mu. Karunanidhi
  • Art Direction: K. Nageswara Rao
  • Editing: R. Devarajan
  • Choreography: T. C. Thangaraj
  • Cinematography: G. K. Somu
  • Stunt: R. N. Nambiar

ProductionEdit

The film was directed by Ramanna and it was produced by K. Muniratnam under the banner Sivakami Pictures. The film's script was written by M. Karunanidhi and the cinematography was handled by G. Ramu.[3]

SoundtrackEdit

The music was composed by G. Ramanathan.[4] All lyrics were by Thanjai N. Ramaiah Dass.

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 "Aiyya Yaarukku Venum" A. G. Rathnamala Thanjai N. Ramaiah Dass 03:30
2 "Azhagai Paar" Jikki 03:10
3 "Manamohanaa" P. Leela 03:36
4 "Ullam Rendum" C. S. Jayaraman & Jikki 03:20
5 "Maamannar Andha" A. G. Rathnamala 01:20
6 "Kanavaa Ninaivaa" Jikki 03:42
7 "Maaraadha Soozhchi" Seerkazhi Govindarajan 01:54
8 "Aaraichi Mani...Thillana Pattu Paadi" J. P. Chandrababu & Jikki 03:52
9 "Then Madhuvai Vandinam" P. Suseela 04:11
10 "Melam Kotti Thaali Katti" C. S. Jayaraman 03:47
11 "Karumbum Erumbum...Maane Un Mel" C. S. Jayaraman 01:45
12 "Pittham Theliya Marundhonrikkudhu" C. S. Jayaraman 01:03
13 "Yaaradi Nee Ingu Vandhaval" C. S. Jayaraman 01:36
14 "Naadhar Mudi Mel Irukkum" M. G. Ramachandran 02:22

Veera Khadgam Telugu songsEdit

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 "Maimarapinche Chodhyamu" Jikki, A. P. Komala & K. Rani Arudra 03:30
2 "Andhamidhe Anandhamidhe" Jikki & Perumallu 03:10
3 "Priya Mohana Manassu Puttena" P. Leela 03:36
4 "Hrudhulu Rendu" Ghantasala & Jikki 03:20
5 "" 01:20
6 "Kalayo Nijamo Kanagalene" Jikki 03:42
7 "" 01:54
8 "Killadi Paata Paadi Kurradhana" Pithapuram Nageswara Rao & Jikki 03:52
9 "Ee Madhuve Vethalu" P. Susheela 04:11
10 "Melamthoti Thalamthoti" Ghantasala 03:47
11 "Pilla Neepai Marulechendha" Ghantasala 01:45
12 "Ayya Theesukuvacchamayya" Ghantasala 01:03
13 "" 01:36
14 "" 02:22

ReleaseEdit

Randor Guy of The Hindu wrote "Remembered for MGR’s screen presence and charisma, impressive performances by the cast, and Mu. Ka’s writing."[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Puthumai Pithan Records". mgrblog. Retrieved 21 September 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ https://cinemacinemacinemasite.wordpress.com/2016/09/03/dubbed-movies-which-made-an-impact-at-the-box-office-m-g-r-s-veerakadgam1958/
  3. ^ a b Guy, Randor (27 October 2012). "Blast From the Past — Puthumai Pithan 1957". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 8 March 2021.
  4. ^ "Pudhumai Pithan Songs". raaga. Retrieved 21 September 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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