Kaveri (1955 film)

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Tamil காவேரி
Directed by D. Yoganand
Written by A. S. A. Sami
Produced by Lena Chettiar
Starring Sivaji Ganesan
CinematographyM. A. Rehman
P. Ramasamy
Edited byV. B. Natarajan
Music by G. Ramanathan
Krishna Pictures
Release date
  • 12 January 1955 (1955-01-12)
Running time
16127 feet

Kaveri is a 1955 Indian Tamil-language film directed by D. Yoganand, produced by Lena Chettiar and written by A. S. A. Sami. The film stars Sivaji Ganesan, Padmini and Lalitha. It was released in 1955. [2]


This film is shot simultaneously in Telugu as Vijaya Gauri with slightly different cast.


A story of two rival kings one of whom (T. E. Krishnamachari) is manipulated by his spiritual Guru (Nambiar). He has a son (Sivaji Ganesan) and this prince tries to stop the designs of the Guru. The prince moves with the people of his Kingdom and fights for their rights. He falls in love with a common girl(Padmini). In the meantime, the daughter (Lalitha) of the rival king (R. Balasubramaniam) also falls in love with the prince. The rival king's advisor (P. S. Veerappa) wants to marry the dancer. After many twists and turns in the story, the designs of the Guru and adviser come to light. The princess sacrifices her love and the prince marries the commoner. [2]



The music was composed by G. Ramanathan, Viswanathan–Ramamoorthy and C. S. Jayaraman. Lyrics by Udumalai Narayana Kavi. Playback singers are C. S. Jayaraman, M. L. Vasanthakumari, Jikki, P. Leela & A. G. Rathnamala. [2] [3]

Sindhai Arindhu Vaadi, a song penned by Papanasam Sivan for Sri Valli (1945 film) (partly) and Kaalai Thookki Nindraadum, a kriti by Marimutha Pillai have been used in this film.

1"Manjal Veyil Maalaiyile Vanna Poongkavile" C. S. Jayaraman & M. L. Vasanthakumari Udumalai Narayana Kavi 05:22 G. Ramanathan
2"En Sindhai Noyum Theeruma" Jikki 03:08
3"Anbe En Aaruyire Angu Nirpadheno"C. S. Jayaraman & Jikki03:58
4"Ezhettu Naalaagathaan" N. S. Krishnan, T. A. Mathuram, A. P. Komala, Jikki, A. G. Ratnamala and S. J. Kantha
5"Sandhosham Kollame Saapaadum Illaame"Jikki04:09
6"Sariyille Metha Sariyille"N. S. Krishnan
7"Sivakaama Sundhari...Kanani Endhan Kaadhal Un Arulaal"Jikki03:21
8"Singaara Regaiyil Kaanudhu" P. Leela 03:32 Viswanathan–Ramamoorthy
9"Kudithana Muraimai Padithida Venum"P. Leela & A. G. Rathnamala
10"Manadhile Naan Konda"M. L. Vasanthakumari
11"Maangaai Paalundu Malai Mel"C. S. Jayaraman02:06C. S. Jayaraman
12"Sindhai Arindhu Vaadi Selva Kumaran"C. S. JayaramanPapanasam Sivan01:15
13"Kaalai Thookki Nindraadum"C. S. JayaramanMarimutha Pillai


Kaveri was a box office success, running for 100 days in many centres of the state. [2]

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