Santhi (1965 film)

Santhi (lit. 'Peace') is a 1965 Indian Tamil-language film, directed by A. Bhimsingh and produced by A. L. Srinivasan. The film stars Sivaji Ganesan, C. R. Vijayakumari, S. S. Rajendran and Devika in lead roles. The film had musical score by Viswanathan–Ramamoorthy.[1] The film was remade in Hindi as Gauri (1968).[2]

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Theatrical release poster
Directed byA. Bhimsingh
Produced byA. L. Srinivasan
Screenplay byM. S. Solaimalai
StarringSivaji Ganesan
S. S. Rajendran
C. R. Vijayakumari
V. Nagaiah
S. V. Sahasranamam
M. R. Radha
Music byViswanathan–Ramamoorthy
Lyrics : Kannadasan
CinematographyG. Vittal Rao
Edited byA. Paul Duraisingam
ALS Productions
Distributed byALS Productions
Release date
  • 22 April 1965 (1965-04-22)



Santhi marked the final time Sivaji Ganesan and M. R. Radha appeared together onscreen.[3]


Soundtrack was composed by Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy. The soundtrack was released under the label Saregama.[4]

Track list
1."Yaarantha Nilavu"KannadasanT. M. Soundarrajan4:32
2."Nenjathile Nee"KannadasanP. Susheela3:32
3."Oorengum Mappillai"KannadasanP. Susheela4:11
4."Senthur Murugan"KannadasanP. Susheela, P. B. Srinivas4:54
5."Senthur Murugan (2)"KannadasanP. Susheela4:54
6."Vaazhnthu Paarkka"KannadasanT. M. Soundarrajan, P. B. Srinivas3:52
7."Theredu Silaiyedu"KannadasanP. Susheela3:18


Santhi was originally scheduled for release on 10 April 1965, but was instead released 12 days later because the Censor Board originally wanted to give the film an "A" (adults only) certificate. The makers of the film thought this would prevent people from bringing their families to the theatres and it took some time for them to get the film a "U" (universal) certificate.[3] This movie ran 100 days in many centres of Tamilnadu and box office hit of that year


  1. ^ "Santhi". Retrieved 15 September 2014.
  2. ^ Marja Evelyn Mogk (2013). Different Bodies: Essays on Disability in Film and Television. McFarland. p. 117.
  3. ^ a b "Sivaji's film Santhi celebrates 50 years". The Hindu. 13 April 2015. Archived from the original on 26 July 2016. Retrieved 26 July 2016.
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