|Directed by||K. Shankar|
|Written by||M. S. Solamalai|
|Produced by||G. N. Velumani|
|Starring|| Gemini Ganesan |
|Edited by|| K. Shankar |
Paadha Kaanikkai (transl. Offering to the feet) is a 1962 Tamil-language drama film directed by K. Shankar and written by M. S. Solamalai. The film stars Gemini Ganesan and Savitri, with C. R. Vijayakumari, M. R. Radha and Kamal Haasan in supporting roles. It was released on 14 July 1962.
Paadha Kaanikkai was produced by G. N. Velumani,  directed and edited by K. Shankar, written by M. S. Solamalai. 
The music was composed by Viswanathan–Ramamoorthy, with lyrics by Kannadasan. 
|"Aththai Magane"||P. Susheela||04:07|
|"Ettadakku Maligaiyil"||P. Susheela||04:24|
|"Kadhal Enbathu"||P. B. Sreenivas, P. Susheela, J. P. Chandrababu, L. R. Eswari||04:58|
|"Poojaikku Vantha"||P. B. Sreenivas, S. Janaki||03:54|
|"Sonnathellam"||P. Susheela, L. R. Eswari||03:48|
|"Thaniya Thavikkira"||J. P. Chandrababu||03:44|
|"Unathu Malar"||P. Susheela, L. R. Eswari||03:59|
|"Veedu Varai Uravu"||T. M. Soundararajan||05:25|
Paadha Kaanikkai was released on 14 July 1962.  The Indian Express stated on 10 August, "In Saravana Films' [Paatha Kaanikai] ... one gets to know what boredom is ... A meaning or purpose is difficult to deduce from this shoddy yarn." The reviewer noted that the characters were "poorly drawn" and criticised the direction by K. Shankar, but noted that the actors "make the best of a bad job".  Kalki negatively reviewed the film, but praised the performances of certain actors.  According to historian Randor Guy, the film failed commercially, mainly due to "its predictable storyline and theatrical look." 
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