Thedi Vandha Mappillai
|Thedi Vandha Mappillai|
|Produced by||B. R. Panthulu|
|Written by||R. K. Shanmugam|
|Screenplay by||Padmini Pictures Story Department|
|Music by||M. S. Viswanathan|
|Edited by||R. Devarajan|
|Distributed by||Padmini Pictures|
|29 August 1970|
Madras city in 70s...
Pasupathy (Major Sundarrajan)’s boss (B.R.Pandhulu) is shot by an unknown man, but the blame falls on Pasupathy. The surviving boss sends away his wife Parvati Ammal (M. V. Rajamma) and son Shankar (MGR) in to hiding fearing his family's fate. But before breathing his last, the boss learns the truth and entrusts in Pasupathy the task of finding Parvati and Shankar and hand them their rightful family assets.
Several years later Shankar (MGR) now a grown up youth, learns of the injustice committed to his father (B.R.Pandhulu), and heads out to Chennai in search of his father’s murderer. Shankar meets Pasupathy’s daughter, Uma (Jayalalitha) and falls in love with her, without knowing her background.
Pasupathy finally manages to find Parvati, and soon Suresh (S. A. Ashokan), a notorious smuggler imprisons Shankar, and impersonates him, for his wealth. Parvati is forced to play along, as Suresh threatens to kill Shankar.
The rest of story unveils who won in the end, Shankar or the evil forces.
|M. G. Ramachandran||as Shankar, (Music professor Edward, "Thotu Katava...")|
|S. A. Ashokan||as Suresh|
|Major Sundarrajan||as Pasupathy Rabhagavadhor (alias Solaimalai)|
|Cho Ramaswamy||as Karpadhan|
|Jayalalithaa||as Uma Mageshswari|
|M. V. Rajamma||as Parvati Ammal, Shankar 's mother|
|Jothilakshmi||as Djéa (alias Mangai Thirumangai)|
|Vijayasree||as The seducer of the trap ("Sorgathai Theduvom...")|
|Gandhimadhi||as Chélam, Pasupathy 's wife|
|Kokila (Rajkokila)||as Radha, Uma Mageshswari 's friend|
|Yénethai Kannaiya||as The jeweler|
|B.R.Pandhulu (Not mentioned)||as Thanigatcham, Shankar 's father (in photo)|
The casting is established according to the original order of the credits of opening of the movie, except those not mentioned
Around the movie
B.R.Panthulu gives his face to play the role of MGR's father died.
We see him in his portrait on the award held by MGR in the first song, "Vetri Meethu Vetri Vanthu".
The actress M. V. Rajamma who plays the wife of the character of the father died of MGR, in the movie, was her really in life.
|1.||"Vetri Meethu Vetri Vanthu"||Vaali||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam||3.05|
|2.||"Adatha Ullagal"||Kannadasan||L. R. Eswari||3.44|
|3.||"Sorgathai Theduvom"||Vaali||T. M. Soundararajan||3.56|
|4.||"Idamo Sugamanathu (Naalu Pakkam Suvaru)"||Kannadasan||T. M. Soundararajan & P. Susheela||3.44|
|5.||"Thotu Katava"||Kannadasan||T. M. Soundararajan||3.42|
|6.||"Ada Arumugam"||Kannadasan||T. M. Soundararajan & P. Susheela||3.42|
|7.||"Maanikkka Theril Maragatha"||Vaali||T. M. Soundararajan & P. Susheela||3.22|