For the 1955 film, see Pather Panchali.

Theatrical poster
Directed by Muktha Srinivasan
Produced by M. A. Thyagarajan
Written by Naga Shanmugam
Starring R. S. Manohar
V. K. Ramsamy
L. Vijayalakshmi
Music by K. V. Mahadevan
Edited by V. Rajagopal
Rathna Studios
Distributed by M. A. V. Pictures
Release dates
31 October 1959
Country India
Language Tamil

Panchaali is a 1959, Tamil Family - Drama film, directed by Muktha Srinivasan and produced by M. A. Thyagarajan.[1][2] The film script was written by Naga Shanmugam and the music by K. V. Mahadevan.[3] It stars R. S. Manohar, Devika, V. K. Ramasamy in a lead role with L. Vijayalakshmi, T. P. Muthulakshmi, T. K. Ramachandran and Lakshmi Prabha in supporting roles.[4][5]


During the Panchayat elections held in the village Ponnaruvi, the Ayurveda specialist doctor, Dr. Natarajan defeats Anandan, the son of Kalyani Ammal. This causes Anandan and his mother, Kalyani to hate the kindhearted doctor. Apart from Anandan, Kalyani takes care of her other child, Gomathi and her nephew, Raghavan, whom she raises as her own child. After returning from Madras, where he went to study medicine, Raghavan wins over the villagers with his medical expertise and helping hand. Oblivious to Kalyani's plans to get him married to Gomathi, he falls in love with Dr. Natarajan's daughter Panchaali. The rest of the film is about Raghavan discovering Anandan's misdemeanors as a servant in disguise. Complications arise when Anandan decides to murder his enemies.[1]


Box Office

Randor Guy stated in this article that the film was well received at the box-office, even if the story line was predictable.[1]


Music by K. V. Mahadevan and lyrics were written by A. Maruthakasi and Ku. Sa. Krishnamoorthi

No Songs Singers Lyrics Length(m:ss)
1 Oru Murai Paarthalae Podhum A. L. Raghavan 03:23
2 Azhagu Vilayaada Amaidhi Uravaada A. L. Raghavan & K. Jamuna Rani A. Maruthakasi 03:41


  1. 1 2 3 Randor Guy (January 10, 2015). "Blast from the Past - Panchaali 1959". "The Hindu". Retrieved 2016-07-13.
  2. "Panchali". spicyonion. Retrieved 2016-07-13.
  3. "Panchali 1959 Tamil movie". filmiclub. Retrieved 2016-07-13.
  5. "Panchaali - K. Srinivasan". Retrieved 2016-07-13.

This article is issued from Wikipedia - version of the 11/21/2016. The text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike but additional terms may apply for the media files.