Thalaivan (1970 film)

Directed by P. A. Thomas & Singhu Muthu
Produced by P. A. Thomas
Written by A.Abdul Muthalib, Dialogues - R.K.Shanmugham
Starring M. G. Ramachandran
S. A. Ashokan
Music by S.M.Subbhaiya Naïdhu
Cinematography P.S.Nagappa
Edited by V.Rajagopal
Distributed by La Thomas Pictures
Release dates
  • 24 July 1970 (1970-07-24)
Country India
Language Tamil

THALAIVAN is a 1970 Tamil language thriller film directed by P. A. Thomas. The film features M. G. Ramachandran, Vanisree in lead roles, while M. N. Nambiar and S. A. Ashokan were villains on this movie.


The story begins at the time of the end of the reign of last kings of India in our days ( the 70s)...

Sanguili (M. N. Nambiar), a man without faith, nor law, which extorts, kidnaps, if necessary, which murders, desires for a very long time fabulous treasure of king of neighborhood (S.V.Ramdass).

At the time of seizing it, where he fails moreover, he kills king and puts the blame of this heinous crime on his wife, the queen then pregnant.

All the indications accuse the poor queen who eventually volatilizes.

The only one, Velamma (G.Sakunthala), who could acquit her, is silenced by the threats of Sanguili.

Years pass...

Ilango (MGR), a particularly very effective secret agent (grace, among others, in its total control of the yoga and to his knowledge complete of the well done of healing plants, inherited from his father, Moghan Ram, a herbaliste of big renamed) is sent by its superiors with for mission to stop the actions of Sanguili.

A map is in the center of this case, because she indicates the location exact of the famous treasure, so looked for, for years by Sanguili.


Actor Role
M. G. Ramachandran as Ilango (alias Thalaivan), a Indian spy officer
M. N. Nambiar as Sangili
S. A. Ashokan as Bhaïravan
Nagesh as Pandjavarnam
O.A.K.Devar[1] as Soma Sundaram
Vanisree as Usha, Ilango's Lover
Jodhilakshimi as Paruvakodi, the tribal girl
Manorama as Palamma
G.Sakunthala[2] as Velamma
S.V.Ramdass as The king
S. Rama Rao[3] as
Trichy Soundararajan as The commanding officer

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

Around the movie

The film, had musical score by S.M.Subbaiah Naïdu. (It was its last composition for MGR)

The film was felt on box-office in this year.


The music composed by S.M.Subbaiah Naïdu, while lyrics written by Vaali

#Title Singer(s)
1 "Arivukku Velaikodu" T. M. Soundararajan
2 "Neerazhi Mandabathil" P. Susheela, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
3 "Odayile Oru Thamarai Poo" T. M. Soundararajan, L. R. Eswari
4 "Paai Viriththathu" T. M. Soundararajan, P. Susheela


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