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Theatrical release poster
Directed by P. Neelakantan
Screenplay bySornam
Story by M. G. Ramachandran
Produced bySadayappan
StarringM. G. Ramachandran
CinematographyV. Ramamoorthy
Edited byG. D. Joshi
Music by M. S. Viswanathan
Valli Films
Release date
  • 15 August 1968 (1968-08-15)
Running time
152 minutes [1]

Kanavan ( Loudspeaker.svg pronunciation  transl.Husband) is a 1968 Indian Tamil-language film, directed by P. Neelakantan, starring M. G. Ramachandran and Jayalalithaa, with C. R. Vijayakumari, S. A. Ashokan, Cho among others. It was released on 15 August 1968.



Vellaiya is falsely accused for murdering cashier Ganapathy. Meanwhile. Rani a wealthy daughter of Chidambara Pillai, who hates marriages wand wants to be freed from humiliated Manogar, who comes to see Rani after Chidambara Pillai invitation. Manogar gets angry and insults Chidambara Pillai on Rani's behaviour. Chidambara Pillai, gets heart-attack and writes a will based on Manager Mani's advise and dies. To inherit, Rani has to marry in urgency. She chooses a person sentenced to death, the good Vellaiya. Vellaiya though reluctant initially, he marries Rani. However, due to twist of incident, Vellaiya acquitted at the last minute, Vellaiya comes to settle down with his beautiful Rani. He has decided well to give her a lesson in the hardness of life.



The film was inspired by two narratives – the Russian novel Woodcutter and the English play The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare. [2]


The music was composed by M. S. Viswanathan. [3]

1"Ennaporuthamadi Mama" L. R. Eswari & chorus Vaali 04:13
2"Unmayein Siripai Rasikiraen" T. M. Soundararajan with dialogues Alangudi Somu 03:01
3"Nan Uyir Pizhaithen"T. M. SoundararajanVaali03:43
4"Adi Aathi Nee Yaruku Pethi"T. M. Soundararajan Alangudi Sômu 04:02
5"Neenga Nenacha Nadakatha" P. Susheela Vaali04:06
6"Mayangum Vayathu"T. M. Soundararajan & P. SusheelaVaali03:12


Kanavan was released on 15 August 1968. [4] When the film was released at Madurai's Thangam Theatre, gatecrashes and stampedes occurred, leading to three casualties. [5] The film was dubbed into Hindi as Aakhri Nishan. [6]

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