Kalangarai Vilakkam

Kalangarai Vilakkam
கலங்கரை விளக்கம்
Directed by K. Shankar
Produced by G. N. Velumani
Written by G. Balasubramaniam
Story by Ma. Lakshmanan
Starring M. G. Ramachandran
B. Saroja Devi
M. N. Nambiar
Music by M. S. Viswanathan
Cinematography Thambu
Edited by K. Narayanan
Saravana Films
Distributed by Saravana Films
Release dates
28 August 1965
Running time
148 mins
Country India
Language Tamil

Kalangarai Vilakkam (Tamil: கலங்கரை விளக்கம் English: Light House) is a Tamil language psychological thriller film starring M. G. Ramachandran and B. Saroja Devi in the lead role. It is an adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock's 1958 movie "VERTIGO". The film was released in summer 1965.


A mysterious machination around the Mahabalipuram lighthouse 's city...

Ravi (MGR) a leading lawyer from Madras with his friend Gopal (V. Gopalakrishnan), a doctor, meet Neela (Saroja Devi), a beautiful girl in Mahabalipuram.

Ravi (MGR) falls in love with her.

But Ravi sees Neela jumping off a cliff and Gopal pronounces her dead.

Heart broken, Ravi travels with Gopal to get over Neela, but one day, sees a theatre performance of the famous song "Sange Muzhangu" starring with the same young woman !

Ravi follows her backstage and confronts her where she calmly tells him that she is "Maliga".

Still unconvinced Ravi peeks into her dressing room and confirms that she is indeed Neela, because of a scar in her back.

Meanwhile, Maliga asks Gauwry (G. Sakunthala), her elder sister about the incidences in Mahabalipuram and is told that it is better that she does not know about it.

Ravi convinces Maliga to marry him.

Nagaradjan (M. N. Nambiar), her brother-in-law, is against this and tries to thwart their plans, but they marry in spite of this.

In order to trick Nagaradjan to come out with truth of what transpired in Mahabalipuram, Maliga pretends to get hysterical and runs up the Lighthouse and jumps down.

Gauwry distraught, tells Ravi that her husband, (Nagaradjan) had killed a girl who looked exactly like Maliga and taking advantage of the similarity in their looks (!!!) her husband made every one believe it was a suicide.

Saying this she swallows poison and takes her life.

Nagaradjan who is watching all this tells Ravi that both the witnesses to his murder are dead.

The police who were hiding waiting for his confession swoop down and arrest him.

It is revealed that it is actually a marionette dressed like Maliga that was thrown from the Lighthouse.

Maliga is safe. She comes down crying for her elder sister, Gauwry.

And then Ravi and Maliga live happily ever after.


Actor Role
M. G. Ramachandran as Advocat Chinnadurai Ravi
B. Saroja Devi as Neela / Neela alias Maliga
M. N. Nambiar as Nagaradjan
Nagesh as Vâssu, a tourist guide
V. Gopalakrishnan[1] as Doctor Gôpal
K. D. Santhanam[2] as Neela 's father
A. Veerappan[3] as Deva, a tourist guide, Vâssu 's partner
S. M. Thirupadhiswamy[4] as Thirumalai, Moghini 's father
G. Sakunthala[5] as Gauwry
Manorama as Moghini

Around the movie

The first composition of a soundtrack for M.S.V. since his separation with its partner, the other musician T.K.Ramamoorthy.


The music composed by M. S. Viswanathan.[6] All Songs were super hit.

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 Ennai Maranththen P. Susheela Panju Arunachalam 03:16
2 Ponnezhil Pootadu T. M. Soundararajan & P. Susheela 06:14
3 Sange Muzhangu Seerkazhi Govindarajan, P. Susheela & chorus Bharathidasan 04:57
4 Kattru Vaanga T. M. Soundararajan Vaali 04:19
5 Enna Uravo T. M. Soundararajan 04:57
6 Pallavan Pallavi T. M. Soundararajan 03:48


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