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|Directed by||C. Srinivasan|
|Produced by||S. S. Vasan|
|Written by||Veppathur Kittu|
Gemini Ganesan |
R. S. Manohar
M. V. Rajamma
|Edited by||J. Balakrishnan|
|Distributed by||Gemini Pictures|
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. 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. The film was remake of Hindi film as Zindagi (1964).
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.
- Gemini Ganesan as Rajan
- Devika as Seetha
- R. Muthuraman as Gopal
- S. V. Ranga Rao
- M. V. Rajamma
- K. Balaji as Kannabiran
- R. S. Manohar
- T. S. Balaiah
- S. Rama Rao
- S. N. Lakshmi
- P. T. Sambantham
- Geetha Lakshmi
- Baby Faritha
- Master Sahith
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.
|Soundtrack album by Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy|
|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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