Thulasi Maadam

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Thulasi Maadam
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Poster
Directed byK. B. Srinivasan
Written byThamizhmaaran
Starring A. V. M. Rajan
Gemini Chandrakantha
V. Gopalakrishnan
Sharadha
Music by K. V. Mahadevan
Production
company
M. A. V. Pictures
Release date
1963
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

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. [1]

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Plot

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.

Cast

The list is adapted from The Hindu article. [1]

Production

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. [1]

Soundtrack

Music was composed by K. V. Mahadevan while the lyrics were penned by Ka. Mu. Sheriff and Thiruchi Thiyagarajan. [2] The song "Aadum Mayile Aattam Engey", sung by T. M. Soundararajan became a super hit. [1]

NoSongSingerLyricsLength (m:ss)
1"Aadum MAyile Aattam Enge"T. M. SoundararajanKa. Mu. Sheriff03:52
2"Chithirai Maadha Nilavinile"03:29
3"Ammaadiyo Athaanukku Kovatha Paaru"S. Janaki
4"Kalyaana Saappadu Podum Munne"Thiruchi Thiyagarajan03:37
5"Maiyai Thottu Ezhudhiyavar"S. Janaki & Soolamangalam Rajalakshmi03:31

Reception

Writing for Sport and Pastime , T. M. Ramachandran said the director "has shown much courage in tackling a ticklish subject". [3] The film did not fare well at the box office. [1]

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References

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  2. Neelamegam, G. (2016). Thiraikalanjiyam — Part 2 (in Tamil). Chennai: Manivasagar Publishers. p. 125.
  3. Ramachandran, T. M. (14 December 1963). "Wither Tamil Films?". Sport and Pastime . Vol. 17. p. 51. Retrieved 6 October 2021.