Directed by A. P. Nagarajan
Produced by C.N.Venkataswami
Written by A. P. Nagarajan
Starring M. G. Ramachandran
Zarina Wahab
Music by Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan
Cinematography A.Shanmugham
Edited by T.Vijaya Rangam-R.G.Pandhu Rangam
Release dates
  • 5 March 1977 (1977-03-05)
Country India
Language Tamil

Navarathinam(Tamil: நவரத்தினம் English: NINE GEMS), is a 1977 Indian Tamil Film language action road movie film written and directed by A. P. Nagarajan, starring M. G. Ramachandran in the lead role, Latha, Jayachitra, Zarina Wahab and with among others enacting supporting roles.


Thangam (MGR), a young and rich feudal lord flees, to escape the influence of her mother (S. Varalakshmi).

He wants to take revenge for his father.

Everybody launches in his pursuit.

The authorities, the family and particularly, Dharmasilam (M. N. Nambiar), his maternal uncle who wants to eliminate him to pocket his colossal fortune.

Meanwhile, Thangam travels(browses) the country and meets 9 women.

He will bring to them to each of them of the help (assistant) and answers to their life.


Lead Actor
9 Lead Actresses
Female Supporting actors
Male Supporting actors

The casting is established according to the original order of the credits of opening of the movie, except those not mentioned

Around the movie

On Thursday, 21 April 1977, that is approximately 7 weeks (48 days exactly) after NAVARATHINAM 's release, A.P. Nagarajan the director-producer dies from a heart attack.

It was necessary question to make another movie.

MGR wanted to catch of this disappointment, not to stay on a failure with A.P. Nagarajan.[9]

Make him earn money with CAPTAIN RAJA...

MGR, through the magnificent voice of K. J. Yesudas, sings a nice song with a Hindi text drafted by P.L.Santoshi,[10] with the music composed by Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan.

P.L.Santoshi (Pyare Lal Santoshi), a lyricist, a film director and a story/screenplay writer, very occasional actor – a versatile personality by all accounts, was born on 7 August 1916 in Jabalpur, M.P as Pyarelal Shrivastav in a school headmaster’s house. He spent his last days on dialysis due to kidney failure and breathed his last on 7 September 1978 due to heart failure.


The music composed by Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan.

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 Ladke Se Mili Ladki (Aa Gaye Hain) (Hindi) K. J. Yesudas & Vani Jayaram P.L.Santoshi [11] 4:36 (film version)
2 Puriyaadhadhai Puriyavaikkum P. Susheela, (MGR for dialogues) Na.Kamarassan[12][13] 3:01 (film version)
3 Palukku Kanda Sa Kerugu (Telugu, English & Carnatic) Balamuralikrishna & Vani Jayaram, (MGR & Y.Vijaya for dialogues) Nellai Arulmani[14] 8:38 (film version)
4 Ungalil Nam Annaavai Paarkiren S. P. Balasubrahmanyam & Vani Jayaram Pulamaipithan 2:58 (film version)
5 Kuruvikkaara Machchaane Balamuralikrishna & Vani Jayaram Vaali 3:28 (film version)
6 Maanum Odi Varalaam (Not in the movie, not held) K. J. Yesudas Muthulingam[15][16] 3:03 (film version)


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