|Directed by||M. A. Thirumurugam|
|Produced by||Sandow M. M. A. Chinnappa Devar|
|Music by||K. V. Mahadevan|
|25 September 1964|
Thozhilali (transl. Worker) is a Tamil-language film starring M. G. Ramachandran in the lead role with K. R. Vijaya, Rathna, M. N. Nambiar, and Nagesh. The film was released on 25 September 1964.
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Between Madras and Chengalpet, in the middle of the sixties…
Thozhilali tells the story of Raju (MGR), relentless worker, only son of a widow (S N. Lakshimi) of peasant origin, which in spite of the economic difficulties, makes a success, in parallel, of brilliant of high studies.
We see him climbing, not without happinesses and problems, the social scale, via diverse jobs, arousing in the passage, the jealousy of his rich neighbors.
But his effort will be rewarded in the measure for hard sound labour, in the person of beautiful and intelligent Vijaya (Rathna)... Raju, a hardworking man joins a bus company and earns the respect of boss Murugappan. Murugappan's daughter Meena falls for Raju but he refuses to marry her and is thrown out of the company.
The film marked the acting debut of Ratna.
|1.||"Aandavan Ulagathin"||Alangudi Somu||T. M. Soundararajan||3.10|
|2.||"Aazham Theriyaamal"||Alangudi Somu||Seerkazhi Govindarajan L. R. Eswari||2.53|
|3.||"Azhagan Azhagan"||Mayavanathan||S. Janaki, P. Susheela||3.38|
|4.||"Varuga Varuga"||Mayavanathan||T. M. Soundararajan, P. Susheela||2.31|
|5.||"Enna Koduppai"||Mayavanathan||T. M. Soundararajan, P. Susheela||2.54|
|6.||"Kalai Vantha Vitham"||K. P. Sundaram, (Koothanpoondi)||P. Susheela||3.07|
|7.||"Valarvathu Kannukku"||Alangudi Somu||T. M. Soundararajan, P. Susheela||3.37|
The film became a blockbuster at box-office.Randor Guy of The Hindu wrote "Remembered for: The interesting storyline, the music of K.V. Mahadevan and impressive performances by MGR, Asokan, Nambiar, Vijaya, Ratna and comedy by Nagesh and Manorama." Writing for Sports and Pastime, T. M. Ramachandran praised M. A. Thirumugam's direction "shown much improvement in skill and ability as a box-office wizard" and also praised N. S. Varma's cinematography and performances of artistes.
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