|Directed by||T. R. Ramanna|
T. R. Ramanna|
T. R. Rajakumari
M. G. Ramachandran|
B. S. Saroja
T. D. Kuchalakumari
|Music by||K. V. Mahadevan|
|Cinematography||M. A. Rehman|
|Edited by||M. S. Mani|
|Distributed by||RR Pictures|
|26 August 1954|
In the Tamil Country of the 50s...
Thangaraj (MGR) is married to Mangala (B. S. Saroja) and they have a son.
Thangaraj goes to jail for a mistake committed by Jeeva.
Mangala is left with no money or house to live.
Jeeva tries to help her but he has his sinister motive, to have a relationship with Mangala.
After she repeatedly refuses his attempts to help her, Jeeva starts to sadisticially taunt her.
Meanwhile, Sokki (T. D. Kuchalakumari) is in love with Jeeva.
Thangaraj gets released and saves Mangala from Jeeva.
KOONDUKKILI deals with the issues of poverty, greed, abuse of women and the poor.
|M. G. Ramachandran||as Thangaraj|
|Sivaji Ganesan||as Jeeva|
|B. S. Saroja||as Mangala|
|T. D. Kuchalakumari||as Sokki|
|V. M. Ezhumalai||as|
|E. R. Sahadevan||as|
|T. P. Muthulakshmi||as|
|K. S. Angamuthu||as|
- Producer: T. R. Ramanna & T. R. Rajakumari
- Production Company: R.R.Pictures
- Director: T. R. Ramanna
- Music: K. V. Mahadevan
- Lyrics: Thanjai N. Ramaiah Doss, Vindhan, Ka. Mu. Shariff & A. Maruthakasi
- Story: Vindhan
- Screenplay: Vindhan
- Dialogues: Vindhan
- Art Direction: Ganga
- Editing: M. S. Mani
- Choreography: B. Sohanlal & B. Heeralal
- Cinematography: M. A. Rahman
- Stunt: None
- Dance: Ragini
The story, the screenplay and the dialogues were by Vindhan, a popular social activist and reformist writer who in the path of the activist and reformist who had existed in literary and political world in Tamil Nadu for many decades prior. He is one of them who entered the film industry starting the late 1940s where they found voice for their ideas and a means to communicate to the masses easily.
The music was composed by K. V. Mahadevan. Lyrics by Mahakavi Bharathiyar, Thanjai N. Ramaiah Dass, Vindhan, Ka. Mu. Shariff & A. Maruthakasi. Playback singers are T. M. Soundararajan, K. V. Mahadevan, V. N. Sundharam, P. A. Periyanayagi, T. V. Rathinam, Radha Jayalakshmi & K. Rani.
|1||Aanandhamaai Vaazha Vendume on YouTube||T. V. Rathinam||A. Maruthakasi||03:06|
|2||Yaar Vanthennai Edhirtthaalum||P. A. Periyanayagi||Thanjai N. Ramaiah Dass||03:00|
|3||Raatthirikku Boovaavukku Laatteri on YouTube||T. M. Soundararajan, K. V. Mahadevan & V. N. Sundharam||Thanjai N. Ramaiah Dass||02:46|
|4||Paar En Magale Paar Paar on YouTube||Radha Jayalakshmi||Vindhan||03:31|
|5||Solla Vallaayo Kiliye on YouTube||T. V. Rathinam||Mahakavi Bharathiyar||05:32|
|6||Vaanga Ellorume Ondraagave on YouTube|| T. M. Soundararajan, V. N. Sundharam,|
Radha Jayalakshmi & K. Rani
|Ka. Mu. Shariff||03:57|
|7||Konjum Kiliyaana Pennai on YouTube||T. M. Soundararajan||Vindhan||05:21|
|8||Kaayaadha Kaanagatthe on YouTube||T. M. Soundararajan & V. N. Sundharam||Thanjai N. Ramaiah Dass||03:20|
|9||Enakku Theriyala Nijama on YouTube||P. A. Periyanayagi||Vindhan||02:25|
In its original release, this movie was a financial flop.
But as it became the only movie in which the two leading stars (MGR and Sivaji Ganesan) were featured simultaneously, with time, it gained historical reputation and is now considered a 'one of its kind' Tamil movie for the pairing of these stars in early 1950s.
- Watch Koondukkili Titles on YouTube
- Watch a scene from Koondukkili where MGR meeting Sivaji on YouTube