Vijayakumari (film)

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Theatrical release poster
Directed by A. S. A. Sami
Written byA. S. A. Sami
Produced byM. Somasundaram
Starring K. R. Ramasamy
T. R. Rajakumari
W. R. Subba Rao
Edited byD. Durairaj
Music by C. R. Subburaman
Release date
  • 18 March 1950 (1950-03-18) [1]

Vijayakumari is a 1950 Indian Tamil language film directed by A. S. A. Sami. The film stars K. R. Ramasamy and T. R. Rajakumari. [1]



This is the story of a young man who works to bring changes in the society destroying corruption and superstitious beliefs. The story is set in a kingdom that had a wily minister. The princess falls in love with the young man, but the minister has ideas to marry the princess to his son. The young man and his sister are tormented by the minister. [2]


List adapted from The Hindu article. [2]


This is a historical film, but almost like a folklore film, produced by M. Somasundaram under the banner Jupiter Pictures. After the success of Velaikkaari , the producer encouraged A. S. A. Sami to bring out another film with a similar theme. Sami created the character of a young man with revolutionary ideas and the same hero K. R. Ramasamy was featured in the role.


Music was composed by C. R. Subburaman and C. S. Jayaraman, while the lyrics were penned by Udumalai Narayana Kavi. [1] The film had 14 songs, some of them of Western style. [2] The dance song Laalu Laalu written by K. D. Santhanam and rendered by A. P. Komala became popular.

As a boy, A. L. Raghavan was introduced by C. S. Jayaraman and sang in a girl's voice for Kumari Kamala in this film. [3]

"Laalu Laalu"A. P. KomalaK. D. Santhanam02:39
"Vaa Vavvaa Kittey Vaa Vavvaa"A. P. Komala, Pulimoottai Ramasamy03:14
"Geethaanandham Perinbam"M. L. Vasanthakumari, P. LeelaC. S. JayaramanUdumalai Narayana Kavi04:59
"Katchi Yaavaiyum"K. R. Ramasamy, T. R. Rajakumari and A. L. RaghavanC. S. Jayaraman
"Pandrimalai Panimamalai"A. P. Komala, K. V. Janaki02:34
"Kondaadum Subathiname"T. V. Rathnam, P. Leela03:03
"Pozhuthu Vidinthaal"T. R. Rajakumari03:00


Film historian Randor Guy wrote in 2009 that the film did not do well commercially because of its complicated story. [2]

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