Adhithan Kanavu

Adhithan Kanavu
ஆதித்தன் கனவு
Directed by T. R. Sundaram
Produced by T. R. Sundaram
Starring T. R. Mahalingam
M. G. Chakrapani
Kali N. Rathnam
C. T. Rajakantham
and others
Music by G. Ramanathan
Release dates
  • December 11, 1948 (1948-12-11) (India)
Country India
Language Tamil

Adhithan Kanavu (English: Adhithan's dream) is an Indian Tamil language film directed and produced by T. R. Sundaram with T. R. Mahalingam and Anjalidevi in the lead roles.


Two cousins serves as commanders in the army of a Kingdom. The make an agreement. When they marry and have children, if one gets a son and the other a daughter, then the children should marry each other.

However, due to some differences, the cousins parted from each other and one of them leaves the country. Both of them marry and in due course both beget children. A boy to one and a girl to the other.

The children grow up in different places. One day Gandharvas (heavenly beings) bring them together and they marry according to Gandharva custom. The Gandharvas then take both to their respective homes. This happens during the night.

The following morning the man goes in search of his sweetheart. The girl becomes pregnant and undergoes severe harassment.

A song, taught to the man by his mother, becomes the clue and brings back the estranged families back together.


T. R. Mahalingam
T. R. Rajani
K. P. Kesavan
M. G. Chakrapani
Kali N. Rathnam
C. T. Rajakantham
A. Karunanidhi


Music was composed by G. Ramanathan and the lyrics were penned by Papanasam Sivan and his brother Papanasam Rajagopala Iyer. The song that formed the clue in the story was 'Madhuramaana ruchi ullathey ..’ became a hit.


Guy, Randor (22 May 2009). "Adithan Kanavu 1948". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 25 November 2016. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 

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