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.[2] 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
Thai Pirandhal Vazhi Pirakkum.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byA. K. Velan
Produced byA. K. Velan
Written byA. K. Velan
StarringS. S. Rajendran
M. N. Rajam
Prem Nazir
Rajasulochana
V. K. Ramasamy
Music byK. V. Mahadevan
CinematographyV. Ramamoorthy
Edited byV. B. Nadarajan
Production
company
Arunachalam Pictures
Release date
  • 14 January 1958 (1958-01-14)
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

PlotEdit

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.

CastEdit

ProductionEdit

Thai Piranthal Vazhi Pirakkum was the directorial debut for the Tamil scholar A. K. Velan, who also produced and wrote it.[5][6] This was Malayalam actor Prem Nazir's debut film in Tamil language.[7] Cinematography was handled by V. Ramamoorthy, and the editing by V. B. Nadarajan.[2]

SoundtrackEdit

Music by K. V. Mahadevan and lyrics were written by Kannadasan, A. Maruthakasi, Ku. Sa. Krishnamoorthi, K. Muthuswamy and Suratha.[8] 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.[4][9] The slow-paced lullaby "Mannukku Maram Baarama" attained popularity,[10] as did the song "Amudhum Thaenum" (Raga: Mohanakalyani).[6] The title track, written by Maruthakasi, is frequently played on Tamil television and radio channels on every Thai Pongal occasion.[11]

No Songs Singers Lyrics Length
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.[5][2] The film became a commercial success,[7] and Velan built Arunachalam Studio from the profits earned in this film.[2][5] It also propelled Rajasulochana to stardom.[12] The film was remade in Telugu as Manchi Manasuku Manchi Rojulu (1958) and in Hindi as Barkha (1960).[5][13]

Home mediaEdit

Thai Piranthal Vazhi Pirakkum was available for viewing on Amazon Prime Video, but has since been removed.[14]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Thai is a month in the Tamil calendar, and typically falls around January–February of the Gregorian calendar.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Meaning of 'Thai Pongal'". The Hindu. 14 January 2008. Archived from the original on 23 July 2017. Retrieved 23 July 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d 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 3 April 2017.
  3. ^ a b Vamanan (30 July 2018). "கலைமாமணி வாமனனின் 'நிழலல்ல நிஜம்' – 138 | பிரேம் நசீர் தமிழில் சம்சாரித்தபோது !". Dinamalar (in Tamil). Nellai. Archived from the original on 16 April 2019. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  4. ^ a b c d e f தை பிறந்தால் வழி பிறக்கும் [The birth of the month of Thai will pave the way for new opportunities] (PDF) (song book) (in Tamil). Arunachalam Pictures. 1958.
  5. ^ a b c d Narasimham, M. L. (9 July 2015). "Manchi manasuku manchi rojulu (1958)". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 15 March 2018. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
  6. ^ a b Guy, Randor (5 March 2013). "The queen of the screen". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 23 November 2013. Retrieved 18 August 2018.
  7. ^ a b Vijayakumar, B. (16 January 2014). "Neighbour's pride". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 7 November 2016. Retrieved 3 April 2017.
  8. ^ "Thai Pirandhal Vazhi Pirakkum". Saregama. Archived from the original on 4 August 2016. Retrieved 13 June 2016.
  9. ^ Neelamegam, G. (December 2014). Thiraikalanjiyam – Part 1 (in Tamil) (1st ed.). Chennai: Manivasagar Publishers. p. 146.
  10. ^ Gopalakrishnan, P V (29 May 2017). "Filmy Ripples – Fifty Shades of Lullaby". The Cinema Resource Centre. Archived from the original on 15 March 2018. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
  11. ^ "மருதகாசியின் பாடல்கள் அரசுடைமை: வாரிசுகளுக்கு ரூ.5 லட்சம் வழங்கினார் கருணாநிதி". Maalai Malar (in Tamil). 19 February 2018. Archived from the original on 18 August 2018. Retrieved 17 August 2018.
  12. ^ Soman, Sandhya (5 March 2013). "Veteran actress Rajasulochana passes away in Chennai". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 18 August 2018. Retrieved 17 August 2018.
  13. ^ Saravanan, M. (2013) [2005]. AVM 60 Cinema (in Tamil). Rajarajan Pathippagam. p. 61.
  14. ^ "Thai Pirandhal Vazhi Pirakkum". Amazon Prime Video. Amazon. Retrieved 23 September 2019.

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