Parijatham (1950 film)

Directed by K. S. Gopalakrishnan
Produced by S. K. Sundararama Iyer
Screenplay by Elangovan
Based on Naragasura Epic
Starring T. R. Mahalingam
B. S. Saroja
M. V. Rajamma
N. S. Krishnan
T. A. Madhuram
Music by C. R. Subbaraman
S. V. Venkatraman
Cinematography Jithan Banerjee
Edited by A. V. Subba Rao
Newtone and Vauhini
Release dates
  • September 11, 1950 (1950-09-11) (India)


Country India
Language Tamil

Parijatham is a Tamil language film released in 1950 with T. R. Mahalingam, M. V. Rajamma and B. S. Saroja in the lead roles.[2]


The film was produced by S. K. Sundararama Iyer under the banner Lavanya Pictures. [1]


The film has three story lines. The first line which is the first part is about the well known myth of Naragasura. Naragasura, the demon king has invincible powers due to the boons he had received from Devas and with all that he wreaks havoc on everyone. Narada knows that only Bama, the wife of Krishna who was Naragasura`s mother in the previous birth can annihilate him. Narada adept in his his covert ways to achieve his goals subtly gifts a parijatham flower to Krishna and make him in turn gift it to his first wife Rukmani. As expected the demon king dies at the hands of Bama but not before making a request that his day of death be celebrated by people as Deepavali. The next story line has the same parijatham that breeds enmity in Bama against Rukmani. Finally she understands that Rukmani`s devotion to Krishna far exceeds her own, a humbling experience. There is a third line which is a comic interlude that instersects the film throughout. N.S.krishnan, T.A.Mathuram and side kicks Kaka Radhakrishnan and Pulimootai Ramasamy take care of that.[3]


T. R. Mahalingam as Krishna
B. S. Saroja as Sathyabhama
M. V. Rajamma as Rukmini
N. S. Krishnan as Srikaman
T. A. Madhuram as Senthamarai
T. V. (Kakka) Radhakrishnan as Thambi
C. S. Pandian as Kakkai
Nagarcoil Mahadevan as Narada
C. S. D. Singh as Muran
T. K. Sambangi as Indra
Pulimoottai Ramasamy as Fake Narada
Pappa Narayana Iyer as Kasyapa
T. S. Jaya as Lalitha
P. G. Parvathi as Shyamala
R. Balasubramaniam as Naragasuran
S. Menaka as Krishnamani
C. Vedhavall as Indrani
Tara Chowdhary

S. Kandamma



Producer: S. K. Sundararama Iyer
Director: K. S. Gopalakrishnan B. A. (not the later day KSG)
Cinematography: Jithan Banerjee
Camera: Kumaradevan
Audiography: Dinsha K. Tehrani
Art: F. Nagoor
Editing: A. V. Subba Rao
Choreography: Heeralal
Studio: Newtone, Vahini[3]

Sound Track

Music was composed by C. R. Subbaraman and S. V. Venkataraman Lyrics were written by Santhanakrishna Naidu, Papanasam Sivan, Kambadasan Udumalai Narayana Kavi and K. D. Santhanam.[1] Singer T. R. Mahalingam. Playback singers are M. L. Vasanthakumari, T. V. Rathinam, K. V. Janaki, P. Leela and Jikki

No. Song Singers Lyricist Raga Length (m:ss)
01 Enathannai Unnai on YouTube P. Leela Papanasam Sivan 01:40
02 Musical Dance on YouTube Thara Chowdhary dance 03:31
03 Vaan Nilavae Mana Mohana on YouTube T. R. Mahalingam
T. V. Rathinam
04 Thane Varuvaradi on YouTube T. V. Rathinam 02:16
05 Murali Gaana Vinotha Muguntha on YouTube K. V. Janaki Papanasam Sivan 01:22
06 Manamagizh
Musical drama
on YouTube
K. V. Janaki, Jikki 06:18
07 Anbinil yavume
Thulasi Jegan Maathaa
on YouTube
M. L. Vasanthakumari Desh 02:37
08 Niyaayam Alladi Bhaamaa on YouTube M. L. Vasanthakumari, P. Leela 02:37
09 Yezhai En Meethu Paaraa on YouTube C. R. Subbaraman 02:35
10 Piraana Naathanae on YouTube M. L. Vasanthakumari 02:20
11 Ulagathukae Unavalikkum on YouTube S. V. Venkatraman
Jikki Group
12 Mathiyaa Vithiyaa on YouTube C. R. Subbaraman
T. V. Rathinam
13 Maaya Chiripilae on YouTube T. V. Rathinam Desh 02:57
14 Porumaiyae Inbam Tharum on YouTube T. R. Mahalingam 02:11

Comedy Track

N. S. Krishnan virtually stole the film right under the nose of all the stars in the film with his brand of socially reformist and irony-rich comedy track. Randor Guy says the film is remembered for the satire-rich comedy of NSK.[2]


  1. 1 2 3 Film News Anandan (23 October 2004). Sadhanaigal Padaitha Thamizh Thiraipada Varalaru [History of Landmark Tamil Films] (in Tamil). Chennai: Sivakami Publishers. Archived from the original on 13 September 2016.
  2. 1 2 "Paarijaatham (1950)". The Hindu. 9 April 2010. Archived from the original on 18 June 2015. Retrieved 4 December 2016.
  3. 1 2 3 "Parijatham (1950)". Archived from the original on 14 October 2016. Retrieved 4 December 2016.
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