|Directed by||P. Neelakantan|
|Produced by||V. Arunachalam|
M. G. Ramachandran|
B. Saroja Devi
M. N. Nambiar
K. A. Thangavelu
M. N. Rajam
|Music by||S. M. Subbaiah Naidu|
|Edited by||R. Devarajan|
A. L. S. Productions
|Distributed by||A. L. S. Productions|
Thirudadhe is a Tamil language drama film directed by P. Neelakantan. The film features M. G. Ramachandran, B. Saroja Devi and M. N. Nambiar in lead roles. The film, produced by V. Arunachalam, had musical score by S. M. Subbaiah Naidu and was released on 23 March 1961. Thirudathe became top-grossing film of the year and ran more than 150 days in major cities and maximum run was 166 days. The film was remade in Kannada as Manassakshi with Rajkumar.
Balu is a small-time thief once he happens to steal money from Sarojadevi’s brother who is the breadwinner of the family. After his death the family has to be taken care by Balu, his stealing attitude changes when his mother came to know that his son was a thief and sacrifices her life. How the family is saved is the rest of the story.
|M. G. Ramachandran||Balu|
|B. Saroja Devi|
|M. N. Nambiar|
|K. A. Thangavelu|
|Chittor V. Nagaiah|
|M. N. Rajam|
|S. Rama Rao|
|M. K. Mustafa|
- Producer: V. Arunachalam
- Production Company: A. L. S. Productions
- Director: P. Neelakantan
- Music: S. M. Subbaiah Naidu
- Lyrics: Pattukkottai Kalyanasundaram, Kannadasan, Ku. Sa. Krishnamoorthi, Ku. Ma. Balasubramaniam, M. K. Athmanathan, Muthukoothan & Ra. Pazhanisami
- Story: Kannadasan
- Screenplay: Kannadasan
- Dialogues: Kannadasan & Ma. Lakshmanan
- Art Direction: Syed Ahmed
- Editing: R. Devarajan
- Choreography: P. S. Gopalakrishnan, Thangaraj & Thangappan
- Cinematography: V. Ramamoorthy
- Stunt: Shyam Sundar
- Audiography: P. V. Kooteswara Rao
- Dance: None
The music was composed by S. M. Subbaiah Naidu. Lyrics by Pattukkottai Kalyanasundaram, Kannadasan, Ku. Sa. Krishnamoorthi, Ku. Ma. Balasubramaniam, M. K. Athmanathan, Muthukoothan & Ra. Pazhanisami. Playback singers are T. M. Soundararajan, Seerkazhi Govindarajan, P. B. Sreenivas, S. C. Krishnan, A. L. Raghavan, P. Suseela, Jikki, K. Jamuna Rani & A. G. Rathnamala.
The philosophical song Thirudaathae Paappaa Thirudaathae is the top most in the film, the lyric is by Pattukottai Kalyanasundaram depicting about the evil of stealing, look at the last stanza he gives the solution how to eliminate the robbery from the World.
|1||Acha Baguthacha||S. C. Krishnan & A. G. Rathnamala||02:10|
|2||Aasey Machchan.... Azhagaan Chinna Ponnu||Seerkazhi Govindarajan & Jikki||02:49|
|3||Anthisayum Nerathiley||A. L. Raghavan & A. G. Rathnamala|
|4||En Aruge Nee Irundhaal||P. B. Sreenivas & P. Suseela||02:55|
|5||Kannum Kannum Sernthathu||P. B. Sreenivas & K. Jamuna Rani||04:01|
|6||Mama Mama Makku Mama||P. Suseela & M. S. Rajeswari||02:24|
|7||O Mister Baalu||Jikki||02:47|
|8||Thirudaadhe Paapa Thirudaadhe||T. M. Soundararajan||Pattukkottai Kalyanasundaram||03:21|
MGR first successful Social movie in which MGR used modern dress in Thirudathe.
After the stupendous success of Nadodi Mannan and his stage accident in Sirghazli 0n 16.6.1959 MGR movie releases subsequently were not equivalent to the collection did by Nadodi Mannan this kind of drawback gave an impression that MGR’s career is centered on historical or period films and he cannot fare in Social oriented movies.
The myth finally vanished with the release of Thirudathe on 23 March 1961. The movie become the highest grosser of the year and ran more than 150 days in major cities and maximum run was up to 168 days. This movie gave MGR the needed uplift to another stage in his golden career and social movie become the center stage and historical or period movie in back seat.
In action scenes MGR is always the best, fight inside the house of M.N.Rajam using the household materials for defense this natural fight is still used in Jackie Chan movies. The climax fight is worth mentioning the fight takes place in the light of rolling table lamp we will be in our edge of the seat before the fight finishes.
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