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Naan Kanda Sorgam
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Poster
Directed byC. Pullayya
Based onJamalaye Jibanta Manush (1958)
Produced byC. Pullayya
StarringK. A. Thangavelu
Sowcar Janaki
CinematographyNanjappa
P. S. Loganathan
Music byG. Aswathama
Production
company
Bharghavi Films
Release date
  • 12 August 1960 (1960-08-12)
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

Naan Kanda Sorgam (transl. My Heaven) is a 1960 Indian Tamil-language fantasy comedy film directed and produced by C. Pullayya. The film stars K. A. Thangavelu and Sowcar Janaki. It is a remake of the 1958 Bengali film Jamalaye Jibanta Manush, and was simultaneously filmed in Telugu as Devanthakudu with a largely different cast. The film was released on 12 August 1960 and became a commercial success.

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Tamil language

Tamil language

Tamil is a Dravidian language natively spoken by the Tamil people of South Asia. Tamil is an official language of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, the sovereign nations of Sri Lanka and Singapore, and the Indian territory of Puducherry. Tamil is also spoken by significant minorities in the four other South Indian states of Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, and the Union Territory of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It is also spoken by the Tamil diaspora found in many countries, including Malaysia, Myanmar, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Australia and Mauritius. Tamil is also natively spoken by Sri Lankan Moors. One of 22 scheduled languages in the Constitution of India, Tamil was the first to be classified as a classical language of India.

Fantasy comedy

Fantasy comedy

Fantasy comedy or comic fantasy is a subgenre of fantasy that is primarily humorous in intent and tone. Typically set in imaginary worlds, fantasy comedy often involves puns on and parodies of other works of fantasy.

C. Pullayya

C. Pullayya

Chittajallu Pullayya was an Indian film director and screenwriter. He is one of the earliest film personalities in Telugu cinema being associated with the industry right from the silent era.

K. A. Thangavelu

K. A. Thangavelu

Karaikal Arunachalam Thangavelu popularly known as "Danaal Thangavelu", was an Indian actor and comedian popular in the 1950s to 1970s. Not known for physical, acrobatic comedy like his contemporaries J. P. Chandrababu and Nagesh, Thangavelu's humour is recognised for his impeccable timing in verbal agility and the characteristic twang of his delivery. He exclusively acted in Tamil films.

Sowcar Janaki

Sowcar Janaki

Sankaramanchi Janaki, popularly known as Sowcar Janaki (Tamil) or Shavukaru Janaki (Telugu) or Sahukar Janaki (Kannada), is an Indian actress who has appeared in over 300, films, predominantly in Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada languages. She also performed on stage in over 300 shows and was a radio artist during her earlier years. She is the recipient of two Nandi Awards, Kalaimamani and India's fourth-highest civilian award Padma Shri. Her younger sister Krishna Kumari, is also a noted actress.

Bengali language

Bengali language

Bengali, generally known by its endonym Bangla, is an Indo-Aryan language native to the Bengal region of South Asia. It is the official, national, and most widely spoken language of Bangladesh and the second most widely spoken of the 22 scheduled languages of India. With approximately 300 million native speakers and another 37 million as second language speakers, Bengali is the fifth most-spoken native language and the seventh most spoken language by total number of speakers in the world. Bengali is the fifth most spoken Indo-European language.

Jamalaye Jibanta Manush

Jamalaye Jibanta Manush

Jamalaye Jibanta Manush is a 1958 Indian Bengali-language romantic comedy film directed by Prafulla Chakraborty and produced by Ananta Singh, member of Chittagong armoury raid. This film, based on the novel of Dinabandhu Mitra in the same name, was released in 1958 in the banner of Rajkumari Chitramandir. It was remade in 1960 as Devanthakudu in Telugu and in Tamil as Naan Kanda Sorgam by C. Pullayya.

Telugu language

Telugu language

Telugu is a Dravidian language spoken by Telugu people predominantly living in the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, where it is also the official language. It is the most widely spoken member of the Dravidian language family and one of the twenty-two scheduled languages of the Republic of India. It is one of the few languages that has primary official status in more than one Indian state, alongside Hindi and Bengali. Telugu is one of six languages designated as a classical language by the Government of India.

Devanthakudu (1960 film)

Devanthakudu (1960 film)

Devanthakudu is a 1960 Indian Telugu-language fantasy comedy film directed and produced by C. Pullayya. The film stars N. T. Rama Rao and Krishna Kumari, with K. V. S. Sarma, S. V. Ranga Rao, Kanta Rao, Kalyanam Raghuramayya, Peketi Sivaram, P. Hemalatha and Mohana in supporting roles.

Plot

Meenakshi is the daughter of Parama Pillai, a miserly millionaire. While she is drawn to public service, her father despises the idea. Meenakshi falls in love with Sundar, a theatre artiste who donates earnings to impoverished people. Parama Pillai despises him but, unknown to him, his daughter assists Sundar in his social welfare activities. When Parama Pillai realises this, he forbids Meenakshi to leave the house and even appoints two men to guard her. Sundar disguises himself as a woman and fools the millionaire into appointing him as Meenakshi's tutor. When Parama Pillai arranges Meenakshi's marriage with a rich but older man, Sundar saves her by helping her escape. Parama Pillai finds his daughter and locks her up, beating Sundar to an inch of his life. The rest of the film deals with how Yama, Vishnu and other gods help Meenakshi and Sundar unite.

Cast

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K. A. Thangavelu

K. A. Thangavelu

Karaikal Arunachalam Thangavelu popularly known as "Danaal Thangavelu", was an Indian actor and comedian popular in the 1950s to 1970s. Not known for physical, acrobatic comedy like his contemporaries J. P. Chandrababu and Nagesh, Thangavelu's humour is recognised for his impeccable timing in verbal agility and the characteristic twang of his delivery. He exclusively acted in Tamil films.

Sowcar Janaki

Sowcar Janaki

Sankaramanchi Janaki, popularly known as Sowcar Janaki (Tamil) or Shavukaru Janaki (Telugu) or Sahukar Janaki (Kannada), is an Indian actress who has appeared in over 300, films, predominantly in Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada languages. She also performed on stage in over 300 shows and was a radio artist during her earlier years. She is the recipient of two Nandi Awards, Kalaimamani and India's fourth-highest civilian award Padma Shri. Her younger sister Krishna Kumari, is also a noted actress.

M. S. Sundari Bai

M. S. Sundari Bai

Madurai Saurashtra Sundari Bai was an Indian actress, singer and dancer who worked mainly in Tamil cinema from the 1940s to the 1970s. Sundari Bai was the wife of writer and director Kothamangalam Subbu. Her most notable films include Aadmi (1939), Madanakamarajan (1941), Nandanar (1942), Dasi Aparanji (1944), Kannamma En Kadhali (1945), Miss Malini (1947), Chandralekha (1948), Avvaiyyar (1953), Vanjikottai Valiban (1958), Deivapiravi (1960), Padikkadha Medhai (1960) and Sila Nerangalil Sila Manithargal (1976).

S. V. Ranga Rao

S. V. Ranga Rao

S. V. Ranga Rao, popularly known as SVR, was an Indian film actor, producer, and director known for his works majorly in Telugu and Tamil films. He is regarded as one of the finest actors in the history of Indian cinema. He is known by the epithet "Viswa Nata Chakravarthi". He was the earliest known character actor to have enjoyed a star status in South Indian cinema. In a career spanning nearly three decades, Ranga Rao garnered various national and international honours.

Yama (Hinduism)

Yama (Hinduism)

Yama, also known as Yamaraja, Kala, and Dharmaraja is the Hindu god of death and justice, responsible for the dispensation of law and punishment of sinners in his abode, Yamapuri. He is often identified with Dharmadeva, the personification of Dharma, though the two deities have different origins and myths.

P. V. Narasimha Bharathi

P. V. Narasimha Bharathi

P. V. Narasimha Bharathi was an Indian actor. He acted in Ponmudi, directed by Ellis R. Dungan. TMS was searching for cine playback singer to enter. P. V. Narasimha Bharathi who was a friend of T. M. Soundararajan, acted as a hero in an around 50 movies. He introduced T. M. Soundararajan as a playback singer the film Krishna Vijayam in 1950. Narasimha Bharathi recommended Soundararajan to S. M. Subbaiah Naidu to recognise his talent. S. M. Subbaiah Naidu finally agreed to give Soundararajan a chance. "Krishna Vijayam" and "Penn Kulathin Pon Villaku".

Narada

Narada

Narada, or Narada Muni, is a sage divinity, famous in Hindu traditions as a travelling musician and storyteller, who carries news and enlightening wisdom. He is one of mind-created children of Brahma, the creator god. He appears in a number of Hindu texts, notably the Mahabharata, regaling Yudhishthira with the story of Prahalada and the Ramayana as well as tales in the Puranas. A common theme in Vaishnavism is the accompaniment of a number of lesser deities such as Narada to offer aid to Vishnu upon his descent to earth to combat the forces of evil, or enjoy a close view of epochal events. He is also referred to as Rishiraja, meaning the king of all sages. He was gifted with the boon of knowledge regarding the past, present, and the future.

Production

Naan Kanda Sorgam was produced and directed by C. Pullayya under the banner Bharghavi Films.[1] It was remade from the 1958 Bengali film Jamalaye Jibanta Manush, and simultaneously filmed in Telugu as Devanthakudu with a largely different cast.[3] K. S. Gopalakrishnan wrote the dialogues. Nanjappa, assisted by P.S. Loganathan, handled the cinematography. Shooting for the film took place at Vijaya-Vauhini Studios. The film featured an apsara dance sequence choreographed by Gemini Ramamurthi.[1]

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C. Pullayya

C. Pullayya

Chittajallu Pullayya was an Indian film director and screenwriter. He is one of the earliest film personalities in Telugu cinema being associated with the industry right from the silent era.

Bengali language

Bengali language

Bengali, generally known by its endonym Bangla, is an Indo-Aryan language native to the Bengal region of South Asia. It is the official, national, and most widely spoken language of Bangladesh and the second most widely spoken of the 22 scheduled languages of India. With approximately 300 million native speakers and another 37 million as second language speakers, Bengali is the fifth most-spoken native language and the seventh most spoken language by total number of speakers in the world. Bengali is the fifth most spoken Indo-European language.

Jamalaye Jibanta Manush

Jamalaye Jibanta Manush

Jamalaye Jibanta Manush is a 1958 Indian Bengali-language romantic comedy film directed by Prafulla Chakraborty and produced by Ananta Singh, member of Chittagong armoury raid. This film, based on the novel of Dinabandhu Mitra in the same name, was released in 1958 in the banner of Rajkumari Chitramandir. It was remade in 1960 as Devanthakudu in Telugu and in Tamil as Naan Kanda Sorgam by C. Pullayya.

Telugu language

Telugu language

Telugu is a Dravidian language spoken by Telugu people predominantly living in the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, where it is also the official language. It is the most widely spoken member of the Dravidian language family and one of the twenty-two scheduled languages of the Republic of India. It is one of the few languages that has primary official status in more than one Indian state, alongside Hindi and Bengali. Telugu is one of six languages designated as a classical language by the Government of India.

Devanthakudu (1960 film)

Devanthakudu (1960 film)

Devanthakudu is a 1960 Indian Telugu-language fantasy comedy film directed and produced by C. Pullayya. The film stars N. T. Rama Rao and Krishna Kumari, with K. V. S. Sarma, S. V. Ranga Rao, Kanta Rao, Kalyanam Raghuramayya, Peketi Sivaram, P. Hemalatha and Mohana in supporting roles.

K. S. Gopalakrishnan

K. S. Gopalakrishnan

K. S. Gopalakrishnan was an Indian screenwriter, director, producer, and lyricist, who worked in Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi films. Since the early 1960s, he directed 70 films. He spent most of his career directing and producing movies with social and devotional themes. Most of his movies are melodramas. His son K. S. G. Venkatesh is an actor who has acted in television serials and in films like Sathuranga Vettai.

Soundtrack

G. Aswathama composed the film's music. The lyricists were Thanjai N. Ramaiah Dass, K. S. Gopalakrishnan, Parthiban, and T. K. Sundara Vadhyar.[4] The film had a dance-drama called "Usha Parinayam" for which P. B. Sreenivas and S. Janaki lent their voices.[1]

Song Singer Lyrics Length
"Kizhavan Vadivodu Kaana Vandhaan" S. Janaki K. S. Gopalakrishnan 03:35
"Ungal Azhagai Kanden" Seerkazhi Govindarajan, S. Janaki] 03:54
"Ulagamellam Irundathu Pol" 03:39
"Jodhimi Dhim Dhimi Dhimi Enru Aadalum" P. B. Srinivas 01:18
"Thaamarai Kannaa" C. S. Jayaraman T. K. Sundara Vadhyar 01:46
"Vandarai Vaazha Vazhi Kaattum"
"Parama Kirupa Nandana" V. N. Sundaram
"Ilamai Maaraadha Inbam" P. Leela, N. L. Ganasaraswathi Thanjai N. Ramaiah Das 05:31
"Paar Paar Sambaaru" Seerkazhi Govindarajan, S. Janaki 04:36
"Kanavondru Kanden Sakiye" P. B. Srinivas, S. Janaki Parthiban

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Thanjai N. Ramaiah Dass

Thanjai N. Ramaiah Dass

Thanjai N. Ramaiah Dass (1914-1965) was an Indian poet and script writer who wrote mainly in the Tamil language. He wrote more than 500 lyrics for Tamil films.

K. S. Gopalakrishnan

K. S. Gopalakrishnan

K. S. Gopalakrishnan was an Indian screenwriter, director, producer, and lyricist, who worked in Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi films. Since the early 1960s, he directed 70 films. He spent most of his career directing and producing movies with social and devotional themes. Most of his movies are melodramas. His son K. S. G. Venkatesh is an actor who has acted in television serials and in films like Sathuranga Vettai.

P. B. Sreenivas

P. B. Sreenivas

Prathivadhi Bhayankara Sreenivas widely known as P. B. Sreenivas was an Indian playback singer, composer, harmonium player, lyricist, littérateur, and poet known for his works in South cinema, and Bollywood. His major chunk of work has been in Kannada, Tamil, and Telugu languages. He has garnered the Kannada Rajyotsava Prashasti, the Tamil Kalaimamani Award, and the Madhavapeddi Satyam Award by the Andhra Siva Foundation, for his contributions to music and cinema. In his honor, Sri Kala Sudha Telugu Association of Chennai, instituted the P. B. Sreenivas Mahapurush Award to honor veteran singers.

S. Janaki

S. Janaki

Sistla Janaki is an Indian playback singer and occasional music composer from Andhra Pradesh. She is referred to respectfully as "Janaki Amma" and Nightingale of South India. She is one of the best-known playback singers in India. She is referred to as 'Isaikkuyil' in Tamil Nadu and 'Gaana Kogile' in Karnataka. She has recorded over 48,000 songs in films, albums, TV and Radio which includes solos, duets, chorus and title tracks in 17 languages including Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam, Hindi, Sanskrit, Odia,Tulu, Urdu, Punjabi, Badaga, Bengali, Konkani and also in foreign languages such as English, Japanese, German, and Sinhala. However the highest number of songs in her career were in Kannada, followed by Malayalam. Starting in 1957 with the Tamil film Vidhiyin Vilayattu, her career has spanned over six decades.

Release and reception

Naan Kanda Sorgam was released on 12 August 1960.[5] The Indian Express said, "A hilarious comedy in the best tradition of Tamil genius has been brought to the screen by the plucky Producer-Director C. Pullayya in Nan Kanda Swargam."[2] Kanthan of Kalki lauded Thangavelu's performance, saying it brought the feel of heaven.[6] According to historian Randor Guy, the film was a commercial success "mainly because of the unusual story line and fantasy elements."[1]

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The Indian Express

The Indian Express

The Indian Express is an English-language Indian daily newspaper founded in 1932. It is published in Mumbai by the Indian Express Group. In 1999, eight years after the group's founder Ramnath Goenka's death in 1991, the group was split between the family members. The southern editions took the name The New Indian Express, while the northern editions, based in Mumbai, retained the original Indian Express name with "The" prefixed to the title.

Kalki (magazine)

Kalki (magazine)

Kalki is a Tamil-language weekly magazine published from Chennai, India. The magazine was established by Kalki Krishnamurthy, a popular Tamil novelist and Indian freedom fighter, in 1941. T Sadasivam was the magazine's co-founder. The magazine is known for its publication of historic novels such as Ponniyin Selvan and Sivagamiyin Sabadham. Singer Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer, guru of M S Subbulakshmi, and music critic S V Seshadri were also involved with the magazine in its coverage of music.

Randor Guy

Randor Guy

Madabhushi Rangadorai, better known by his pen name Randor Guy, is an Indian lawyer, columnist and film and legal historian associated with the English language newspaper The Hindu. He is also the official editor of the weekly column "Blast from the Past" that appears in The Hindu.

Fantasy

Fantasy

Fantasy is a genre of speculative fiction involving magical elements, typically set in a fictional universe and sometimes inspired by mythology and folklore. Its roots are in oral traditions, which then became fantasy literature and drama. From the twentieth century, it has expanded further into various media, including film, television, graphic novels, manga, animations and video games.

Source: "Naan Kanda Sorgam", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2022, November 25th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naan_Kanda_Sorgam.

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References
  1. ^ a b c d e f Guy, Randor (7 February 2015). "Naan Kanda Sorgam 1960". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 5 March 2017. Retrieved 5 March 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d N. V. (14 August 1960). "Nan Kanda Swargam". The Indian Express. p. 3. Retrieved 29 June 2018.
  3. ^ a b Narasimham, M. L. (10 March 2016). "Blast from the Past: Devanthakudu (1960)". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 10 June 2018. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  4. ^ Neelamegam, G. (December 2014). Thiraikalanjiyam — Part 1 (in Tamil) (First ed.). Chennai: Manivasagar Publishers. p. 202.
  5. ^ "1960 – நான் கண்ட சொர்க்கம் – பார்கவி பிலி. தேவாந்த குடு (தெ)" [1960 – Naan Kanda Sorgam – Bharghavi Fil. Devanthakudu (te)]. Lakshman Sruthi (in Tamil). Archived from the original on 25 September 2017. Retrieved 25 September 2017.
  6. ^ காந்தன் (11 September 1960). "நான் கண்ட சொர்க்கம்". Kalki (in Tamil). Archived from the original on 3 July 2022. Retrieved 3 July 2022.
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