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Pennarasi poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byK. Somu
Written by A. P. Nagarajan
Produced byM. A. Venu
Starring P. Kannamba
A. P. Nagarajan
M. N. Nambiar
P. S. Veerappa
CinematographyJ. G. Vijayam
Edited byT. Vijayarangam
Music by K. V. Mahadevan
M. A. V. Pictures
Distributed byRaja Films [1]
Release date
  • 14 April 1955 (1955-04-14)
Running time
15,430 ft.

Pennarasi (transl.Queen) is a 1955 Tamil-language film starring A. P. Nagarajan and P. Kannamba. [2] It was released on 14 April 1955. [3]



The film is about a queen whose kingdom was protected by the commander. While the commander is loyal to the queen, her minister is a wily person. A Chieftain of a neighbouring land is trying to grab the queen's kingdom with the connivance of the wily minister. The chieftain sends his court dancer who is also his mistress to seduce the minister. The commander, who is the hero in the film, has a lover. Many interesting situations and incidents takes place that forms the story of the film. At the end, the villains are exposed. The commander marries his sweetheart. [2]


The list was adapted from an article of the film's review. [2]


The film was produced by M. A. Venu who also made Sampoorna Ramayanam, Mangalyam, Town Bus, Panam Panthiyile and Mudhalali. This film, Pennarasi, was produced at Central Studios, Coimbatore. [2] [3]


The music was composed by K. V. Mahadevan. Lyrics were penned by A. Maruthakasi and Ka. Mu. Sheriff. Playback singers are: T. M. Soundararajan, Thiruchi Loganathan, S. C. Krishnan, M. S. Rajeswari, Jikki, P. Leela, U. R. Chandra and P. Kanaka. [4]

"Nethiyile Neela Nira Pottu"S. C. Krishnan
P. Kanaka
A. Maruthakasi03:22
"Konjam Kooda Kuri Thavaraadhu .. Thenamudham"Jikki
"Ulagam Chezhippathu Pennaaley"P. Leela02:46
"Inbam Enguminge"Thiruchi Loganathan
M. S. Rajeswari
"Seer Valara"T. M. Soundararajan02:39
"Chandiran Madhiyam .. Paathaiyin Mele Viliyai Vaithu"S. C. Krishnan, P. Kanaka
Thiruchi Loganathan, M. S. Rajeswari
Ka. Mu. Sheriff03:48
"Venradhu Soozhchi"T. M. Soundararajan01:28
"Pennai Petha Appan"S. C. Krishnan
U. R. Chandra
"Thodaathe Thodaathe"S. C. Krishnan
P. Kanaka

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