Thiruvarutchelvar is a 1967 Indian Tamil-language film, directed and produced by A. P. Nagarajan. The film stars Sivaji Ganesan, Gemini Ganesan, Savitri and Padmini. The film had musical score by K. V. Mahadevan.
|Directed by||A. P. Nagarajan|
|Produced by||A. P. Nagarajan|
|Written by||A. P. Nagarajan|
|Based on||Periya Puranam by Sekkizhar|
|Music by||K. V. Mahadevan|
|Cinematography||K. S. Prasad|
T. R. Natarajan
Sri Vijayalakshmi Pictures
|Distributed by||Sivaji Films|
- Sivaji Ganesan as King, Sekkizhar, Tiru Kurippu Thonda Nayanar, Sundaramoorthy Nayanar, Thirunavukarasar (Appar) Eny Sivanadigalar Gateup
- Gemini Ganesan as Lord Shiva
- R. Muthuraman as Apputhi Adigal
- Savitri as Arulmozhi (Apputhi Adigal's Wife)
- Padmini as (Dancer who corrects and diverts the King into Spiritual world)
- K. R. Vijaya as Suguna Paravai Nachiyar (Sundaramoorthy Naiyanar to be wedded bride)
- Srividya as (SivaSakthi Nadanam)
- Nagesh as Ponnan (Washerman)
- Manorama as (Ponnan Wife)
- V. Nagaiah
- E. R. Sahadevan as Chola king
- G. Sakunthala as (Suguna paravai Nachiyar Friend)
- Kutty Padmini
- K. Sarangkapani
- P. D. Sambandam as Dobi (Ponna Group's)
- V. Gopalakrishnan as Kulothunga Chola II (Sekkizhar Head of King)
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.
The soundtracks were composed by K. V. Mahadevan and lyrics were by Kannadasan. The song "Nadarmudi" is based on Punnagavarali raga. The song "Mannavan Vanthanadi" is based on Kalyani raga. 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.
|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|
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