Rajambal (1951 film)

Rajambal is a 1951 Indian, Tamil language film directed by R. M. Krishnaswamy. The film stars R. S. Manohar and P. K. Saraswathi.[2]

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Theatrical release poster
Directed byR. M. Krishnaswamy
Screenplay byA. T. Krishnaswamy
Story byJ. R. Rangaraju
Based onRajambal Stage Play
by J. R. Rangaraju
Produced byV. C. Subburaman
M. Radhakrishnan
R. M. Krishnaswamy
StarringR. S. Manohar
P. K. Saraswathi
K. Sarangapani
Madhuri Devi
CinematographyR. M. Krishnaswamy
Edited byC. V. Raju
Pal G. Yadav
Music byM. S. Gnanamani
Aruna Films
Release date
  • 14 September 1951 (1951-09-14) (India)
Running time
209 mins. (18850 ft.)


The story is of a judicial officer who misuses his office to achieve his personal needs.[2]


List adapted from the film's song book[3]


The film was produced by V. C. Subbaraman and M. Radhakrishnan together with R. M. Krishnaswamy who also directed the film and handled the cinematography. C. V. Raju and Paul G. Yadav did the editing. The screenplay was based on a stage play with the same name written by J. R. Rangaraju. Dialogues were penned by A. T. Krishnaswamy. T. V. Sarma was in charge of art direction while the choreography was done by Kumar. Still photography was done by R. N. Nagaraja Rao. The film was processed at Vijaya laboratory.[1][2]

This film is the debut for R. S. Manohar whose real-life name was R. S. Lakshminarasimhan. He was working in the Postal Department and was acting in stage dramas as an amateur artiste.[2]

This is the second version of the stage play. It was filmed earlier in 1935 with the same title, Rajambal directed by A. Narayanan.[2]


Film historian Randor Guy says when the producer went to renew the certificate, the then Regional Censor Officer G. T. Sastri, who was the toughest ever censor officer, not only refused to renew the certificate but also asked to surrender the negatives of the film as the subject of the story "was illegal, immoral and anti-social!"[2]


Music for songs was composed by M. S. Gnanamani while background score was by S. Balachander.[2] The lyrics were penned by A. Maruthakasi and Ku. Sa. Krishnamoorthy. Singers are S. Balachander and K. Sarangapani while the playback singers are A. M. Rajah, V. N. Sundaram, Thiruchi Loganathan, M. L. Vasanthakumari, P. Leela and A. G. Rathnamala.[4]

No. Song Singer/s Lyricist Duration (m:ss)
1 "Kani Mozhi Maathae" A. M. Rajah & P. Leela A. Maruthakasi 03:25
2 "Thathina Theen Pasi Theeruma" P. Leela & group
3 "Vaazhvu Uyara Vendum" M. L. Vasanthakumari 03:02
4 "Ahaa Haa Manaiviyaaven" 03:00
5 "Theeraadha Thunbam Thaanaa"
6 "Jayame Vaazhvil Peruvaen" P. Leela 02:53
7 "Idhaya Thaamarai Malara Cheyvadhum" V. N. Sundaram & P. Leela
8 "Maathar Maniye Vaa" S. Balachander & P. Leela 03:09
9 "Ullondru Vaithu" Thiruchi Loganathan
10 "Oru Thinusaa Irukudhu" A. G. Rathnamala & K. Sarangapani Ku. Sa. Krishnamoorthy 02:55


The film fared moderately at the box office and is "Remembered for R. S. Manohar’s film debut, ‘Veena’ Balachandar’s performance and background score and for being the first production of RMK."[2]


  1. ^ a b 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 18 June 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Guy, Randor (3 January 2009). "Rajambal 1951". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 18 June 2017. Retrieved 18 June 2017.
  3. ^ Song Book
  4. ^ G. Neelamegam. Thiraikalanjiyam — Part 1 (in Tamil). Manivasagar Publishers, Chennai 108 (Ph:044 25361039). First edition December 2014. p. 25.