Sowbhagyavathi (1939 film)

Sowbagyavathi (transl. Lucky woman) is a 1939 Indian, Tamil-language film directed by Prem Chetna.[2]

Sowbagyavathi
Old Sowbhagyavathi poster.jpg
Directed byPrem Chetna
Screenplay byG. Govindarajulu
Story byAayiram Mugam Ramkumar
StarringAayiram Mugam Ramkumar
G. Govindarajulu
S. P. L. Dhanalakshmi
P. R. Mangalam
CinematographyJ. S. Patel
Edited byD. Govindan
Music byG. Govindarajulu
Production
company
Lakshmi Film Company
Distributed byKovai Premier Cinetone
Release date
  • 26 August 1939 (1939-08-26) (India)
[1]
Running time
188 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

CastEdit

The following list was adapted from the book Thamizh Cinema Ulagam[3]

ProductionEdit

The film was produced by Lakshmi Film Company and was distributed by Kovai Premier Cinetone. Prem Chetna directed the film Aayiram Mugam Ramkumar wrote the story and the dialogues were written by G. Govindarajulu. While the Cinematography was done by J. S. Patel. D. Govindan did the editing. M. D. Rajaram handled audiography. R. Krishnan was in-charge of the laboratory.[citation needed]

Aayiram Mugam Ramkumar has featured in Chandrakantha, a 1936 film as Detective Govindan and has directed the 1940 film Balya Vivaham. Sivaji Ganesan was said to have been impressed by Ramkumar and named his first son after him.[4]

SoundtrackEdit

The music was composed by G. Govindarajulu while the lyrics were penned by L. Nanjappa Chetty. The actors themselves sang all the songs.[3]

No. Song Ragam Thalam Singer
1 Sridhara Marugane Sthothram
2 Pradhak Kaalam Punya Kaalam Hindustani Aribansi S. P. L. Dhanalakshmi
3 Gokula Bala Gopaalaa
4 Naane Bhagyavathi
5 Theynadaiyile Viruththam
6 Edhen Poorva Janmanthra Palano Saamaa Adhi
7 Devi Dheenarakshaki Hamsanandhi Adhi
8 Ullaasamaai Urangaai Uthamane Neelambari jambai
9 Araro Ariraro Lullaby
10 Enrenakkul Thiruvarul Varumo Malgos Adhi C. Padmavathi
11 Dhukkame Dhukkame Gomathi Bhai
12 Ulaganilai Muzhudhaagi Viruththam
13 Madhava Mohana Gummi Chorus
14 Mangalame Subha Mangalame Biyak

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 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 8 December 2019.
  2. ^ Ashish Rajadhyaksha & Paul Willemen. Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema (PDF). Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 1998. p. 640.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  3. ^ a b Vijayakumar, Akila. Thamizh Cinema Ulagam Part 1 (in Tamil) (1 March 2019 ed.). Chennai: Manivasagar Publishers 044 25361039. pp. 331–332.
  4. ^ Sellamuthu, Pon. Thirai Cholaiyil Aththi Pookkal (in Tamil). Chennai: Manivasagar Publishers 044 25361039.