Thiruvarutchelvar

Thiruvarutchelvar is a 1967 Indian Tamil-language film, directed and produced by A. P. Nagarajan.[2] The film stars Sivaji Ganesan, Gemini Ganesan, Savitri and Padmini. The film had musical score by K. V. Mahadevan.[3][4]

Thiruvarutchelvar
Thiruvarutchelvar poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byA. P. Nagarajan
Produced byA. P. Nagarajan
Written byA. P. Nagarajan
Based onPeriya Puranam by Sekkizhar
Starring
Music byK. V. Mahadevan
CinematographyK. S. Prasad
Edited byRajan
T. R. Natarajan
Production
company
Sri Vijayalakshmi Pictures
Distributed bySivaji Films[1]
Release date
  • 28 July 1967 (1967-July-28)
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

CastEdit

ProductionEdit

Srividya, who went on to become a popular actress made her debut in this film. Her name was shown as Vidhya Moorthy in the introductory credits.[5]

SoundtrackEdit

The soundtracks were composed by K. V. Mahadevan and lyrics were by Kannadasan. The song "Nadarmudi" is based on Punnagavarali raga.[6] The song "Mannavan Vanthanadi" is based on Kalyani raga.[7][8] P. Susheela who sang the song recalled that she was initially nervous to sing this song because of Sivaji's presence at the studio. Noticing it, Sivaji Ganesan walked out of the studio and P. Susheela recorded the song.[9]

Tamil track list
No.TitleArtist(s)Length
1."Mannavan Vandhaanadi"P. Susheela 
2."Aadhi Sivan"P. Susheela, T. M. Soundararajan 
3."Irukkum Idatthai Vittu"Sirkazhi Govindarajan 
4."Sadhuram Marainthaal"Master Maharajan 
5."Sitthamellaam Enakku Sivamayame (Pittha Piraisoodi)"T. M. Soundararajan 
6."Om Namasivaya"T. M. Soundararajan, Chorus 
7."Ulagellam"T. M. Soundararajan 
8."Panniner Mozhiyaal"T. M. Soundararajan, Master Maharajan 
9."Aathu Vellam"A. L. Raghavan, L. R. Eswari 
10."Kadhalaagi"T. M. Soundararajan, Master Maharajan 
11."Naadhar Mudi Melirukkum"T. M. Soundararajan 

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Thiruvarutselvar". The Indian Express. 28 July 1967. p. 10.
  2. ^ Cowie, Peter; Elley, Derek (1977). World Filmography: 1967. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press. ISBN 978-0-498-01565-6.
  3. ^ "111-120". nadigarthilagam.com. Retrieved 15 September 2014.
  4. ^ "Thiruvarutselvar". The Indian Express. 21 July 1967. p. 3.
  5. ^ "Veteran actor Srividya passes away". The Hindu. 20 October 2006. Retrieved 17 April 2020.
  6. ^ Mani, Charulatha (21 June 2013). "The tale of two varalis". The Hindu. Retrieved 17 April 2020.
  7. ^ Mani, Charulatha (14 October 2011). "A Raga's Journey: Kinetic Kalyani". The Hindu. Retrieved 17 April 2020.
  8. ^ "A fusion of sorts". The Hindu. 21 March 2003. Retrieved 17 April 2020.
  9. ^ Rao, Subha J. (1 April 2015). "When songbirds speak". The Hindu. Retrieved 17 April 2020.

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