Motor Sundaram Pillai

Motor Sundaram Pillai

Theatrical release poster
Directed by Balu
Produced by S. S. Vasan
Written by Veppatthur Kittu
Based on The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker
Starring Sivaji Ganesan
Sowcar Janaki
Music by M. S. Viswanathan
Cinematography P. Ellappa
Edited by M. Umanath
Release dates
  • 26 January 1966 (1966-01-26)
Running time
152 mins
Country India
Language Tamil

Motor Sundaram Pillai is a 1966 Indian Tamil drama film, directed by Balu and produced by S. S. Vasan under the banner of Gemini Studios. The film features Sivaji Ganesan playing the title role with an ensemble cast of Ravichandran, Sivakumar, Nagesh, Kanchana, Sowcar Janaki and Jayalalithaa in supporting roles. The story is based on Liam O'Brien's play The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker which itself was inspired by a real life incident. The film was remade in Telugu as Manchi Kutumbam with Akkineni Nageswara Rao.[1]



Motor Sundaram Pillai
Soundtrack album to Motor Sundaram Pillai by M. S. Viswanathan
Genre Film soundtrack
Length 22:00
Language Tamil
Producer M. S. Viswanathan

The soundtrack album was composed by M. S. Viswanathan. The lyrics were penned by Kothamangalam Subbu and Vaali.

Track list[2]

1."Kathiruntha Kangale"  VaaliP. B. Sreenivas, P. Susheela03:58
2."Kathal Endral Enna"   R. Jayalakshmi07:38
3."Gubu Gubu Naan Engine"  Kothamangalam SubbuA. L. Raghavan, L. R. Eswari03:22
4."Maname Muruganin"  Kothamangalam SubbuR. Jayalakshmi01:50
5."Penne Maanthartham (Penmai Endra)"  Kothamangalam SubbuSirkazhi Govindarajan02:17
6."Thulli Thulli Vilaiyada"  Kothamangalam SubbuP. Susheela, L. R. Eswari, Soolamangalam Rajalakshmi02:55
Total length:22:00


Film historian and critic Randor Guy noted that the film will be "remembered for the gripping storyline, first class performance by Sivaji Ganesan who was well supported by Sowcar Janaki and tuneful music of M. S. Viswanathan".[3]


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