Bhaaga Pirivinai

Bhaaga Pirivinai
Directed by A. Bhim Singh
Produced by G. N. Velumani
Written by M. S. Solaimalai
Screenplay by A. Bhim Singh
Story by M. S. Solaimalai
Starring Sivaji Ganesan
M. R. Radha
B. Saroja Devi
T. S. Balaiah
S. V. Subbaiah
M. N. Nambiar
M. V. Rajamma
Music by Viswanathan–Ramamoorthy
Cinematography G. Vittal Rao
Edited by A. Bhim Singh
Saravana Films
Distributed by Sivaji Productions
Release dates
31 October 1959[1]
Running time
155 mins[2]
Country India India
Language Tamil

Bhaaga Pirivinai is a Tamil language film starring Sivaji Ganesan, M. R. Radha and B. Saroja Devi in the lead roles. The film, directed by A. Bhimsingh, produced by G. N. Velumani under Saravana Films and musical score by Viswanathan–Ramamoorthy. Bhaaga Pirivinai celebrated 100 days in many centers of its release, ran more than 25 Weeks and became one of the block buster of Ganesan in the year 1959. It was remade in Kannada as Muriyada Mane starring Rajkumar.


Vaidyalingam Moopanar and his younger brother Sundaralingam live together along with their family. It is one big happy joint family. Vaidyalingam does not have any children while Sundaralingam has two sons. His older son's left hand is paralysed since childhood, while his younger son is studying in college in the city. Vaidyalingam's wife is bitter and keeps cursing Sundaralingam and his family, while Vaidyalingam is very affectionate towards them and is unhappy with his wife for her bad behaviour. Arrive Singaram and his sister Amudha who are related to Vaidyalingam's wife Akilandam. Singaram's entry into the house causes a lot of confusion and the family splits. Sundaralingam's younger son Mani gets married to Amudha. Evil Singaram misleads Akilandam and Mani into giving him money due to which both Akilandam and Mani get into trouble. What are the problems that the family face due to Singaram? Will Singaram succeed in his evil intentions? Will the family reunite?




The film was produced by G. N. Velumani from Gobichettipalayam, who began life as a costume maker before rising to become a top Tamil producer. The film was shot at Neptune Studio (later Sathya Studio) in Adyar. G. Vittal Rao was the man behind the camera and Bhim Singh himself edited the film. Hari Babu and Gajapathi were in charge of make-up, while G.S. Mani, a musicologist, assisted in composing the music. The dances were choreographed by Madhavan, Chinnilal and Sampath.[3]


The music composed by Viswanathan–Ramamoorthy.[4] Lyrics by Kannadasan, A. Maruthakasi & Pattukkottai Kalyanasundaram. Playback singers are T. M. Soundararajan, Seerkazhi Govindarajan, A. L. Raghavan, P. Leela, P. Suseela & K. Jamuna Rani. Vishwanathan and Ramamoorthy used only three instruments for the song "Thazhayam Poo Mudichi".[5]

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 Aanai Mugatthone.... Pillaiyaaru Koyilukku T. M. Soundararajan & P. Leela Pattukkottai Kalyanasundaram 04:24
2 Aattatthile Palavagai Undu A. L. Raghavan & K. Jamuna Rani 03:18
3 Otrumaiyaai Vaazhvadhaale Undu Nanmaiye Seerkazhi Govindarajan & L. R. Eswari A. Maruthakasi 03:35
4 Paalootri Uzhavu.... Therodum Indha Seeraana T. M. Soundararajan & P. Leela Kannadasan 06:52
5 Thangatthile Oru Kurai Irundhaalum P. Suseela 03:31
6 Thalaiyaam Poo Mudichu T. M. Soundararajan & P. Leela 06:00
7 En Piranthaai Magane T. M. Soundararajan 03:24

Critical reception

Randor Guy of Hindu wrote that the film was "Remembered for the family-based storyline, Sivaji's performance and good music".[3] Tamil magazine Ananda Vikatan appreciated the film stating "Sivaji's acting was fantastic in the role and the film toally fulfilled the expectations of everyone".[5]


This film was remade as Khandan in Hindi by A. Bhimsingh, starring Sunil Dutt & Nutan.[5][6] Hindi version was originally offered to Dilip Kumar who refused it citing that he cannot do justice to Sivaji's character.[5] It was remade in Telugu as Kalasi Vunte Kaladu Sukham with N. T. Rama Rao, S. V. Ranga Rao & Savitri by Tapi Chanakya.[7] It was also remade in Kannada by Y. R. Swamy as Muriyada Mane with Rajkumar.[8] It was also remade in Malayalam as Nirakudam with Kamal Hassan.


National Film Awards (India)


  1. "Bhaaga Pirivinai". nadigarthilagam. Retrieved 2014-10-31.
  2. Dhananjayan 2014, p. 134.
  3. 1 2 Randor Guy. "Bhagapirivinai 1959". The Hindu. Retrieved 12 September 2015.
  4. "Bhaaga Pirivinai Songs". tamiltunes. Retrieved 2014-10-31.
  5. 1 2 3 4 Dhananjayan 2014, p. 135.
  6. Randor Guy. "Orey Vazhi 1959". The Hindu. Retrieved 12 September 2015.
  7. "Telugu Cinema Prapamcham: Kalasi Unte Kaladu Sukham (1961)". Retrieved 12 September 2015.
  8. "Muriyada Mane – ಮುರಿಯದ ಮನೆ (1964/೧೯೬೪) - Kannada Movies Info". Kannada Movies Info. Retrieved 12 September 2015.
  9. "7th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 4 September 2011.

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