Still from the film
Directed by A. Bhimsingh
Produced by Gubbi Veeranna,
C. R. Basavaraj
Screenplay by Murasoli Maran
Story by Krishnamurthi Puranic
Starring K. Balaji
Prem Nazir
J. P. Chandrababu
Chittoor V. Nagaiah
Tambaram Lalitha
S. R. Janaki
Padmini Priyadarshini
C.V.V. Panthulu
and others
Music by R. Sudarsanam
Cinematography Madhav Papule
Edited by A. Bhimsingh
Release dates
  • December 11, 1959 (1959-12-11) (India)
Running time
17,510 ft.
Country India
Language Tamil

Sahodari (also written as Sahodhari) (English: Sister) is a Tamil language film, released in 1959 with K. Balaji, Rajasulochana, Prem Nazir, Devika and J. P. Chandrababu in the lead roles.[1]


The film was produced by Gubbi Veeranna and C. R. Basavaraj, both from the Kannada cinema. The story of the film was written by Krishnamurthi Puranic, a Kannada writer. The film was made both in Kannada and Tamil. Murasoli Maran wrote the screenplay and dialogues for the Tamil version. The production was financed by A. V. Meiyappan. The Milkman character played by J. P. Chandrababu was included on his recommendation as an afterthought.[1]


Pazhani has two children — Chandiran and Meena. Meena is married. Chandiran loves Pankajam. His father and grandmother want him to marry a relative girl, Thangam who is very helpful to the family. But Chandiran marries Pankajam defying them. Meena's husband spends money in drinking and gambling. He also cheats her and develops a relationship with the milk woman. Meena is worried. Pankajam, who hailed from a rich family is not financially satisfied with Chandiran. She also starts suspecting Chandiran as having an affair with Thangam. Anandakonar, a milkman,who is also the fiancee of the milk woman finds out the extravagant life led by Meena's husband and his trying to seduce his fiancee, the milk woman. Anandakonar tries to bring a solution. How everything is solved forms the crux of the story.


K. Balaji as Meena's husband
Devika as Pankajam
Rajasulochana as Meena
Prem Nazir as Chandiran
Muthuraman as Ravi
J. P. Chandrababu as Anandakonar
Chittoor V. Nagaiah as Pazhani
Tambaram Lalitha as Thangam
S. R. Janaki
Padmini Priyadarshini as Milk woman
C.V.V. Panthulu
Asokan as Devika's brother
A. Rama Rao
‘Gemini' Balu
Indra Acharya
‘Maadi' Lakshmi


Producer: Gubbi Veeranna and C. R. Basavaraj
Director: A. Bhim Singh
Cinematographer: Madhav Papule
Editing: A. Bhim Singh
Screenplay & Dialogues: Murasoli Maran
Studio: AVM[2]
Choreography: K. N. Thandayuthapani Pillai
Art: H. Shantharam[3]

Sound Track

The music was composed by R. Sudharsanam and the lyrics were penned by Kannadasan. Singer is J. P. Chandrababu. Playback singers are A. M. Rajah, R. Balasaraswathi Devi, P. Suseela & K. Jamuna Rani.

J. P. Chandrababu's Naan oru muttaalunga song became a big hit.

Partial Songs List

No Song Singer Lyrics Duration
1 Kan paadum pon vanname A. M. Rajah & K. Jamuna Rani Kannadasan 03:15
2 Naan oru Muttalunga J. P. Chandrababu 03:14
3 Malarum Malarum Nallarame R. Balasaraswathi Devi 03:15
4 Uravu thanthaai Kannaale R. Balasaraswathi Devi 04:15
5 Ennodu Vaa K. Jamunarani 02:49
6 Katti Thangam P. Suseela 04:03
7 Nadagam Poal Mudindhade
(Thirunaalai kaanatha)
P. Suseela 04:57


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