Vaazhkai Padagu

Vaazhkai Padagu

Theatrical Release Poster
Directed by C. Srinivasan
Produced by S. S. Vasan
Written by Veppathur Kittu
Starring Gemini Ganesan
R. Muthuraman
K. Balaji
R. S. Manohar
M. V. Rajamma
Music by Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy
Cinematography P. Ellappa
Edited by J. Balakrishnan
Distributed by Gemini Pictures
Release dates
Running time
166 Mins
Country India
Language Tamil

Vaazhkai Padagu (English: Life Boat) is a 1965 Tamil Family - Drama film was directed by C. Srinivasan and produced by S. S. Vasan under productions as Gemini Pictures.[1] The film script written by Veppathur Kittu. Music by Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy assets to the film. It stars Gemini Ganesan, Devika played lead with R. Muthuraman, S. V. Ranga Rao, K. Balaji R. S. Manohar and M. V. Rajamma played pivotal role.[2] The film was remake of Hindi film as Zindagi (1964).[1][3]


A young attractive and unemployed women Seetha(Devika) taking up stage acting as career. A wealthy man Kannabiran(K. Balaji) is after her, and uses his henchman(R. S. Manohar) to kidnap her. During the attempt, Rajan(Gemini Ganesan) and his clever dog Honey rescue her and the two fall in love. Rajan is the son of a Zamindar(S. V. Ranga Rao), who has a poor opinion of seetha. However, after many hurdles, the two marry. The director of Seetha's stage troupe Gopal(R. Muthuraman) too is in love with her. But, she never responds. When Kannabiran is murdered. Gopal is arrested. He has an alibhi - on the night of the murder, a young women stayed with him in his houses, but then he does not disclose her identity. The women turns out to be Seetha and she gives them the evidence. One of the members of the jury is her father-in-law and complications follows with the husband leaving her and wishing to marry again. However, the truth comes out and the family is united in the end.


Box Office

The film was fared well hit at the Box - Office.[1]


Vaazhkai Padagu film was Devika's first for Gemini Studios. The film was first made by Gemini Studios in Hindi as Zindagi (1964) under the direction of Ramanand Sagar with Vyjayanthimala and Rajendra Kumar in the lead.[1]


Vaazhkai Padagu
Soundtrack album by Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy
Released 1965
Recorded 1965
Genre Saregama[4]
Length 25:04
Language Tamil

Music by Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy and lyrics written by Kannadasan

No Songs Singer Lyrics Length(m:ss)
1 Aayiram Penmai Malaratume P. Suseela Kannadasan 05:24
2 Netru Varai Nee Yaaro P. B. Srinivas P. Suseela 03:56
3 Unnai Thaane Naan Ariven P. Suseela 03:43
4 Chinna Chinna Kannanukku P. B. Srinivas 03:34
5 Pazhani Santhana Vaadai Sirkazhi Govindarajan L. R. Eswari 03:08
6 Thanga Magal P. Suseela 03:17
7 Kangale Kangale P. Suseela 03:22


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