Thai Pirandhal Vazhi Pirakkum
Thai Piranthal Vazhi Pirakkum (transl. The birth of Thai will pave the way for new opportunities)[a] is a 1958 Indian Tamil-language drama film, written directed and produced by A. K. Velan in his directorial debut. The film features S. S. Rajendran, M. N. Rajam, Prem Nazir, Rajasulochana and V. K. Ramasamy in the lead roles. Released on 14 January 1958, it emerged a major commercial success, and was remade in Telugu as Manchi Manasuku Manchi Rojulu (1958) and in Hindi as Barkha (1960).
|Thai Piranthal Vazhi Pirakkum|
|Directed by||A. K. Velan|
|Produced by||A. K. Velan|
|Written by||A. K. Velan|
|Starring||S. S. Rajendran |
M. N. Rajam
V. K. Ramasamy
|Music by||K. V. Mahadevan|
|Edited by||V. B. Nadarajan|
Chokkanathan is a greed and money obsessed man. He dislikes Rangan as he supports farmers. Marudhi is Rangan's sister. Her marriage gets stopped and Rangan goes to jail because of Chokkanathan. The rest of the story is how Rangan achieves his revenge against Chokkanathan.
Thai Piranthal Vazhi Pirakkum was the directorial debut for the Tamil scholar A. K. Velan, who also produced and wrote it. This was Malayalam actor Prem Nazir's debut film in Tamil language. Cinematography was handled by V. Ramamoorthy, and the editing by V. B. Nadarajan.
Music by K. V. Mahadevan and lyrics were written by Kannadasan, A. Maruthakasi, Ku. Sa. Krishnamoorthi, K. Muthuswamy and Suratha. Playback singers are T. M. Soundararajan, Seerkazhi Govindarajan, Thiruchi Loganathan, S. V. Ponnusamy, P. Leela, R. Balasaraswathi Devi, M. S. Rajeswari, K. Jamuna Rani and L. R. Eswari. The slow-paced lullaby "Mannukku Maram Baarama" attained popularity, as did the song "Amudhum Thaenum" (Raga: Mohanakalyani). The title track, written by Maruthakasi, is frequently played on Tamil television and radio channels on every Thai Pongal occasion.
|1||"Thai Pirantha Vazhi Pirakkum"||T. M. Soundararajan, P. Leela, S. V. Ponnusamy & L. R. Eswari||A. Maruthakasi||04:08|
|2||"Sollattuma Sollattuma"||Seerkazhi Govindarajan & K. Jamuna Rani||03:18|
|3||"Nerangketta Nerathile...Nenachathu Onnu"||T. M. Soundararajan||03:45|
|4||"Pollaathor Soozhchi"||Seerkazhi Govindarajan|
|5||"Eliyorai Thazhthi"||T. M. Soundararajan & R. Balasaraswathi Devi||Ku. Sa. Krishnamoorthi||02:47|
|6||"Amudhum Thaenum"||Seerkazhi Govindarajan||Suratha||03:57|
|7||"Aasaiyae Alaipolae"||Thiruchi Loganathan||Kannadasan||03:49|
|8||"Kalam Sirithu"||K. Jamuna Rani||03:04|
|9||"Mannukku Maram Baarama"||M. S. Rajeswari||K. Muthuswamy||02:59|
Release and receptionEdit
Thai Piranthal Vazhi Pirakkum was released on 14 January 1958, Thai Pongal day. The film became a commercial success, and Velan built Arunachalam Studio from the profits earned in this film. It also propelled Rajasulochana to stardom. The film was remade in Telugu as Manchi Manasuku Manchi Rojulu (1958) and in Hindi as Barkha (1960).
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