Kaveri (1955 film)

Directed by D. Yoganand
Produced by Letchumanan Chettiar
Written by A. S. A. Samy
Starring Sivaji Ganesan
N. S. Krishnan
T. A. Madhuram
P. S. Veerappa
M. N. Nambiar
Music by G. Ramanathan
Cinematography M. A. Rehman
P. Ramasamy
Edited by V. B. Natarajan
Krishna Pictures
Distributed by Krishna Pictures
Release dates
13 January 1955
Running time
16127 feet
Country India
Language Tamil

Kaveri (Tamil: காவேரி) is a Tamil language film starring Sivaji Ganesan, Padmini and Lalitha in the lead roles. The film was released in 1955.


A story of two rival kings, played by R. Balasubramaniam and T.E. Krishnamachari, Sivaji Ganesan is the son of the latter. Krishnamachari is under the influence of an ambitious spiritual guru (Nambiar) who manipulates the king for his own ends. The prince works hard to prevent him from achieving his designs. He moves around the kingdom incognito fighting for people’s rights. During this time he meets and falls in love with a dancer (Padmini). The rival king’s daughter Lalitha is also in love with him... The wily advisor (Veerappa) of the other king tries to work out things in his favour and marry the dancer. After many twists and turns, the villains are exposed and the princess sacrifices her love in favour of the dancer.




The music was composed by G. Ramanathan and Viswanathan–Ramamoorthy. Lyrics by Udumalai Narayana Kavi. Playback singers are C. S. Jayaraman, M. L. Vasanthakumari, Jikki, P. Leela & A. G. Rathnamala.

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length Music
1 Manjal Veyil Maalaiyile Vanna Poongkavile C. S. Jayaraman & M. L. Vasanthakumari Udumalai Narayana Kavi 05:22 G. Ramanathan
2 En Sindhai Noyum Theeruma Jikki 03:08
3 Anbe En Aaruyire Angu Nirpadheno C. S. Jayaraman & Jikki 03:58
4 Maangaai Paalundu Malai Mel C. S. Jayaraman 02:06
5 Sandhosham Kollame Saapaadum Illaame Jikki 04:09
6 Sindhai Arindhu Selva Kumaran C. S. Jayaraman 01:15
7 Sivakaama Sundhari.... Kanani Endhan Kaadhal Un Arulaal Jikki 03:21
8 Singaara Regaiyil Kaanudhu P. Leela 03:32 Viswanathan–Ramamoorthy
9 Kaaveri Thanneer Pattaal Kanniyar Meni Thangam P. Leela & A. G. Rathnamala
10 Manadhile Naan Konda M. L. Vasanthakumari


Kaveri was a box office success running for 100 days in many centres of the state.[1]


  1. "Kaveri Review". thehindu.
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