|Directed by||K. B. Srinivasan|
|Starring|| A. V. M. Rajan |
|Music by||K. V. Mahadevan|
M. A. V. Pictures
Thulasi Maadam (transl. Basil plant) is a 1963 Indian Tamil-language romantic drama film directed by K. B. Srinivasan and written by Thamizhmaaran. The film stars A. V. M. Rajan, Gemini Chandraknatha (in dual roles), V. Gopalakrishnan and Sharadha.
Mary and Janaki are two look-alike women but they are not related to each other. Mary is the daughter of a retired collector and Janaki is from a middle class family. Mary is affianced to Thomas, an army officer while Janaki is married to a company executive. Janaki gives birth to a child. Janaki is found to have tuberculosis. So, her mother-in-law separates her from the child. In the meantime, Janaki's mother dies. The mother-in-law's adopted son Peter takes pity of the separated Janaki and her child. Accidentally he meets Mary, the look-alike of Janaki. Peter comes out with a clever plan and swaps Mary in place of Janaki. Several complications arise and finally the families are united.
The list is adapted from The Hindu article.
The film was produced by M. A. Venu who earlier produced award winning films like Sampoorna Ramayanam and Mudhalali. Screenplay and dialogues were written by Thamizhmaran.
Music was composed by K. V. Mahadevan while the lyrics were penned by Ka. Mu. Sheriff and Thiruchi Thiyagarajan.The song "Aadum Mayile Aattam Engey", sung by T. M. Soundararajan became a super hit.
|1||"Aadum MAyile Aattam Enge"||T. M. Soundararajan||Ka. Mu. Sheriff||03:52|
|2||"Chithirai Maadha Nilavinile"||03:29|
|3||"Ammaadiyo Athaanukku Kovatha Paaru"||S. Janaki|
|4||"Kalyaana Saappadu Podum Munne"||Thiruchi Thiyagarajan||03:37|
|5||"Maiyai Thottu Ezhudhiyavar"||S. Janaki & Soolamangalam Rajalakshmi||03:31|
Writing for Sport and Pastime , T. M. Ramachandran said the director "has shown much courage in tackling a ticklish subject".The film did not fare well at the box office.
Kurathi Magan is a 1972 Indian Tamil-language film directed by K. S. Gopalakrishnan. The film features Gemini Ganesan, K. R. Vijaya, Master Sridhar and Jayachitra introduced in the film, Shylashri, V. S. Raghavan, Suruli Rajan and Kamal Haasan in a brief role. R. Muthuraman plays a cameo.
Paar Magaley Paar is a 1963 Indian Tamil-language directed by A. Bhimsingh and written by Valampuri Somanathan. Based on the play Petral Thaan Pillaiya by Pattu, it stars Sivaji Ganesan, M. R. Radha, Sowcar Janaki and C. R. Vijayakumari. The film, produced by V. C. Subburaman, had musical score by Viswanathan–Ramamoorthy and was released on 12 July 1963.
Neethikkupin Paasam is a 1963 Indian Tamil-language legal drama film, directed by M. A. Thirumugam. The film stars M. G. Ramachandran, B. Saroja Devi and M. R. Radha. The film, produced by Sandow M. M. A. Chinnappa Thevar, had musical score by K. V. Mahadevan and was released on 15 August 1963. The film was a super hit at the box office and ran for more than 100 days. The film was remade in Telugu as Thandri Kodukula Challenge.
Annai Velankanni is 1971 Indian drama film in Tamil. The film stars Gemini Ganesan, Jayalalithaa, Padmini and K. R. Vijaya. Kamal Haasan briefly appears in an uncredited role as Jesus Christ. The film was directed by noted choreographer K. Thangappan. It comprises three stories pertaining to Catholic beliefs. Velankanni, where the film is set, is a real village in India, and has a large church dedicated to the Virgin Mary and Jesus.
Karpagam is a 1963 Indian Tamil-language drama film written and directed by K. S. Gopalakrishnan. The film features an ensemble cast including Gemini Ganesan, Savitri, S. V. Ranga Rao, M. R. Radha, R. Muthuraman, V. K. Ramasamy, V. Nagaiah, Karikol Raju, Sheeladevi, K. R. Vijaya and Baby Shakila. In Karpagam, a rich farmer makes his newly married daughter (Vijaya) and her husband (Ganesan) live in his house to take care of his business. Problems arise when his estranged son (Muthuraman) starts to squander his money.
Aandavan Kattalai is a 1964 Indian Tamil-language film directed by K. Shankar and produced by P. S. Veerappa. Music was by Viswanathan–Ramamoorthy. The film stars Sivaji Ganesan and Devika, with J. P. Chandrababu, K. Balaji, S. A. Ashokan, A. V. M. Rajan and Pushpalatha in supporting roles. It was released on 12 June 1964.
Karuppu Roja is a 1996 Tamil horror film directed by Paneer, scripted by Aabavanan and produced by Ayngaran International. The film stars Ramki, Amar Siddique, Yosika, Vinita amongst others in the lead roles. The project became the first DTS film in Indian cinema, and had a music score composed by M. S. V. Raja, his First music composing venture. The movie was Hit and successfully ran in more theaters in Tamil Nadu and also in the nearby state of Andhra Pradesh.
Puthiya Paravai is a 1964 Indian Tamil-language romantic thriller film directed by Dada Mirasi. Produced by Sivaji Ganesan, the film stars himself, B. Saroja Devi, M. R. Radha and Sowcar Janaki, with Nagesh, Manorama, V. K. Ramasamy, O. A. K. Thevar and S. V. Ramadas in supporting roles. The plot revolves around Gopal, who falls in love with Latha, a woman he recently befriended, when his presumed-dead wife Chitra arrives to tell him that she is still alive. He claims her to be an impostor but no one believes him.
Neerkumizhi is a 1965 Indian Tamil-language film directed by K. Balachander in his directorial debut. It portrayed the stories of patients and staff in a hospital setting. The film is based on Balachander's play of the same name. It was remade in Telugu in 1969 as Chiranjeevi.
Motor Sundaram Pillai is a 1966 Indian Tamil-language drama film directed by S. S. Balan and written by Veppathur Kittoo. A remake of the Hindi film Grahasti (1963), itself based on the American film The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker (1959), the film stars Sivaji Ganesan, Ravichandran, Sowcar Janaki and Jayalalithaa. It revolves around a man who leads a double life, having two sets of families.
Muharasi is a 1966 Indian Tamil-language film, directed by M. A. Thirumugam. Based on G. Balasubramaniam's play Moondrezhuthil En Moochirukkum, the film stars M. G. Ramachandran and Gemini Ganesan in their only film together. The film, produced by Sandow M. M. A. Chinnappa Thevar under his Devar Films banner, had musical score by K. V. Mahadevan. The film ran for 100 days.
Chitthi (transl. Stepmother) is a 1966 Indian Tamil-language drama film, directed by K. S. Gopalakrishnan. The film stars Padmini and Gemini Ganesan. It is based on the play Dayanidhi written by Vai. Mu. Kothainayaki. The film was remade in Hindi as Aurat (1967), in Malayalam as Achante Bharya, in Telugu as Pinni and in Kannada as Chikkamma.
Naanum Oru Penn is a 1963 Indian Tamil-language drama film directed by A. C. Tirulokchandar. The film stars S. S. Rajendran and R. Vijayakumari, with S. V. Ranga Rao, M. R. Radha, S. V. Subbaiah, C. K. Nagesh, Rajan and C. S. Pushpalatha in supporting roles. It revolves around a dark complexioned and uneducated girl and how she convinces everyone that more than appearance and education, it is the character which is important for a woman.
Vandhaale Magaraasi is a 1973 Indian comedy film, directed by K. S. Gopalakrishnan and produced by Ashok Pictures. The film script was written by K. S. Gopalakrishnan, the film was shot at his own studio, Karpagam Studios. Music was by Shankar–Ganesh. The film stars Jayalalithaa and M. N. Rajam, playing lead role, with Jaishankar, V. S. Raghavan, Cho Ramaswamy Pushpalatha and Bhagavathy in supporting roles.
Naanal (transl. Reed) is a 1965 Indian Tamil-language comedy film, written and directed by K. Balachander. It is based on his play of the same name. The film stars R. Muthuraman, Major Sundarrajan, Srikanth, Sowcar Janaki, K. R. Vijaya and Nagesh. It was released on 24 December 1965.
Uttharavindri Ulle Vaa is a 1971 Indian Tamil-language romantic comedy film, directed by N. S. Chakravarthi and produced by C. V. Sridhar under his production company Chitralaya Pictures. The film was written by Chitralaya Gopu, with music by M. S. Viswanathan. The film stars Ravichandran, Kanchana, Nagesh, Rama Prabha, Venniradai Moorthy and Gemini Mali, with Sachu, Thengai Srinivasan, Sundari Bai and Veera Raghavan in supporting roles. The film was remade in Telugu as Vintha Illu Santha Gola.
Idhayathil Nee is 1963 Indian Tamil-language romance film, directed by Muktha V. Srinivasan and produced by V. Ramasamy. The film's story and dialogues were written by Ma. Ra and the story was written by Dharma Rajan. Soundtrack was composed by Viswanathan–Ramamoorthy. The film stars Gemini Ganesan, Devika, and was released on 14 June 1963.
Chakra Dhari is a 1948 Indian, Tamil-language film produced by Gemini Studios. Chittor V. Nagaiah and Pushpavalli acted in the lead roles while Gemini Ganesan who was a budding actor then, appeared in a minor role.
Ennathan Mudivu is a 1965 Indian Tamil-language thriller film written and directed by K. S. Gopalakrishnan. It is based on Panimalai, a novel written by Maharishi. The film stars A. V. M. Rajan and T. S. Balaiah. It was released on 13 August 1965 and received critical acclaim, but failed commercially.
Veera Abhimanyu is a 1965 Indian Tamil-language Hindu mythological film directed by V. Madhusudhan Rao and produced by Sunderlal Nahta and Doondi. Based on Abhimanyu, a character from the Indian epic Mahabharata, the film stars Gemini Ganesan leading an ensemble cast, including A. V. M. Rajan portraying the title character. It was simultaneously filmed in Telugu as Veerabhimanyu, with a largely different cast. The film was released on 20 August 1965, and failed commercially.