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Thendral Veesum
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Poster
Directed byB. S. Ranga
Screenplay byVirudhai Ramasamy
Produced byB. S. Ranga
StarringKalyan Kumar
M. R. Radha
A. Karunanidhi
Krishna Kumari
Rajasree
Music byViswanathan–Ramamoorthy
Production
company
Vikram Productions
Release date
  • 7 September 1962 (1962-09-07)
CountryIndia
LanguagesTamil
Telugu

Thendral Veesum (transl. Breezy air is blowing) is a 1962 Indian Tamil language film produced and directed by B. S. Ranga. The film stars Kalyan Kumar, M. R. Radha, Krishna Kumari and Rajasree.[1] The film was simultaneously produced in Telugu with the title Aasa Jeevulu.[2]

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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.

B. S. Ranga

B. S. Ranga

Bindiganavile Srinivas Iyengar Ranga was an Indian photographer, actor, producer and director who has made many landmark movies in Kannada, Telugu, and Tamil. He was also the owner of Vikram Studios. He has directed and produced about 87 films in these three languages with a maximum of 18 films in Kannada alone starring matinee idol Rajkumar.

Kalyan Kumar

Kalyan Kumar

Kalyan Kumar was an Indian actor, and an occasional film director and producer who worked primarily in Kannada and Tamil cinema. Making his acting debut in the mythological drama Natashekara (1954), Kalyan Kumar went on to star in over 200 films in a span of over five decades. He was among the much sought after actors in the 1950s through 1970s for lead roles.

M. R. Radha

M. R. Radha

Madras Rajagopalan Radhakrishnan was an Indian actor and politician active in Tamil plays and films. He was given the title "Nadigavel" by Periyar E. V. Ramasamy. He mostly played villain roles, but had also acted in several films as comedian.

Krishna Kumari (actress)

Krishna Kumari (actress)

T. Krishna Kumari was an Indian actress. She worked predominantly in Telugu films, in addition to Tamil and Kannada films in the 1950s and 1960s. She was the sister of noted actress Sowkar Janaki.

Rajasree

Rajasree

Rajasree, also known as Rajasri or Rajashri, is an Indian actress active from 1956 to 1979. She is particularly famous for her portrayal as a princess in several folklore Telugu movies opposite N. T. Rama Rao and Tadepalli Lakshmi Kanta Rao and for acting alongside Ravichandran in the Tamil comedy films Neeyum Naanum, Kadhalikka Neram Illai and Delhi Mappilai. Notable among Rajasri's roles in non-folklore social films in Tamil are as Nimmi in the Tamil hit comedy film Kaadhalikka Neramillai, remade as Preminchi Choodu in Telugu, as movie star Bhama in Tamil film Bama Vijayam. She was credited as Gracy in the Malayalam movies she starred in her career since her debut film Bharya (1962), directed by Kunchako. Rajasree went on to do 200 films spread across the languages – Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi from beginning of 1956 to 1979.

Plot

Cast

The list was adapted from K. Neelamegam's Thiraikalanjiyam Part2.[3]

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Kalyan Kumar

Kalyan Kumar

Kalyan Kumar was an Indian actor, and an occasional film director and producer who worked primarily in Kannada and Tamil cinema. Making his acting debut in the mythological drama Natashekara (1954), Kalyan Kumar went on to star in over 200 films in a span of over five decades. He was among the much sought after actors in the 1950s through 1970s for lead roles.

M. R. Radha

M. R. Radha

Madras Rajagopalan Radhakrishnan was an Indian actor and politician active in Tamil plays and films. He was given the title "Nadigavel" by Periyar E. V. Ramasamy. He mostly played villain roles, but had also acted in several films as comedian.

A. Karunanidhi

A. Karunanidhi

A. Karunanidhi was an Indian actor and comedian who featured mainly in Tamil-language films. He was active in the field from 1948 till 1978. Though he was a comedian, the roles he played in some of the films were so imperative to the story. A case in point is his role in the award-winning film Veerapandiya Kattabomman. He featured as "Sundaralingam", a servant in Kattabomman's court. The role was developed into a spy and he played it brilliantly. In some of the films, he will not talk much, but his body language itself will make the audience laugh, as in Missiamma. He has also appeared in women's attire in some films. The turning and twisting of his body was well appreciated even by women. In Adhey Kangal, he did the role of a Malayalee cook and spoke Malayalee Tamil, making the audience laugh to their hilt. Apart from acting, at times he gave ideas for comedy scenes in films.

Prem Nazir

Prem Nazir

Prem Nazir was an Indian actor known as one of Malayalam cinema's definitive leading men of his generation. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential actors in the history of Indian cinema. A popular cultural icon of Kerala, Nazir is often referred to as Nithyaharitha Nayakan. Nazir began his career as a stage actor and made his film debut with the 1952 film Marumakal. He took on the stage name Prem Nazir on the sets of his second film, Visappinte Vili (1952).

V. Nagayya

V. Nagayya

V. Nagayya also known as Chittoor Nagayya was an Indian actor, singer, music composer, and director known for his works in Telugu cinema, Tamil cinema, and Telugu theatre. Indian film journalist Baburao Patel described Nagayya as "The Paul Muni of India". Nagayya was considered the best character actor in South Indian cinema during 1940s and 1950s. In 1965, he became the first South Indian actor to receive the Padma Shri in Arts from the Government of India for his contributions to Indian cinema.

Krishna Kumari (actress)

Krishna Kumari (actress)

T. Krishna Kumari was an Indian actress. She worked predominantly in Telugu films, in addition to Tamil and Kannada films in the 1950s and 1960s. She was the sister of noted actress Sowkar Janaki.

Rajasree

Rajasree

Rajasree, also known as Rajasri or Rajashri, is an Indian actress active from 1956 to 1979. She is particularly famous for her portrayal as a princess in several folklore Telugu movies opposite N. T. Rama Rao and Tadepalli Lakshmi Kanta Rao and for acting alongside Ravichandran in the Tamil comedy films Neeyum Naanum, Kadhalikka Neram Illai and Delhi Mappilai. Notable among Rajasri's roles in non-folklore social films in Tamil are as Nimmi in the Tamil hit comedy film Kaadhalikka Neramillai, remade as Preminchi Choodu in Telugu, as movie star Bhama in Tamil film Bama Vijayam. She was credited as Gracy in the Malayalam movies she starred in her career since her debut film Bharya (1962), directed by Kunchako. Rajasree went on to do 200 films spread across the languages – Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi from beginning of 1956 to 1979.

Production

The film was simultaneously produced in Telugu with the title Aasa Jeevulu.[2] The song Paadinaar Kavignar Paadinaar was recorded for Nichaya Thaamboolam with Sivaji Ganesan and Jamuna featuring in the scene. But that was not included in the film for some reason. B. S. Ranga who was the producer and director for that film as well, used the song in this film.[3]

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Sivaji Ganesan

Sivaji Ganesan

Villupuram Chinnaiya Manrayar Ganesamoorthy, better known by his stage name Sivaji Ganesan, was an Indian actor and producer. He was active in Tamil cinema during the latter half of the 20th century. Sivaji Ganesan is acknowledged as one of the greatest Indian actors of all time and among the most imitated one by other actors. He was known for his versatility and the variety of roles he depicted on screen, which gave him also the Tamil nickname Nadigar Thilagam. In a career that spanned close to five decades, he had acted 288 films in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi. Sivaji Ganesan is the only Tamil actor to have played the lead role in over 250 films.

Jamuna (actress)

Jamuna (actress)

Jamuna is an Indian actress, director and politician who appeared mainly in Telugu films. She made her acting debut at the age of 16 in Dr. Garikapati Rajarao's Puttillu (1953), and received her breakthrough with L. V. Prasad's Missamma (1955). Her filmography also includes Tamil, Kannada, and Hindi films. She won a Filmfare Award and an award at Filmfare Awards South. She was a Member of Parliament in the 9th Lok Sabha (1989–1991) representing the Rajahmundry constituency.

B. S. Ranga

B. S. Ranga

Bindiganavile Srinivas Iyengar Ranga was an Indian photographer, actor, producer and director who has made many landmark movies in Kannada, Telugu, and Tamil. He was also the owner of Vikram Studios. He has directed and produced about 87 films in these three languages with a maximum of 18 films in Kannada alone starring matinee idol Rajkumar.

Soundtrack

Music was composed by the duo Viswanathan–Ramamoorthy while the lyrics were penned by Kannadasan and P. Mayavanathan. Playback singers are P. Susheela, T. M. Soundararajan, S. Janaki, G. K. Venkatesh, P. B. Srinivas, S. C. Krishnan and L. R. Eswari. The song Aambala Manasu Aasaiyinaale Aaduthu sung by S. C. Krishnan and L. R. Eswari was recorded in the disc but was not included in the film.[3]

No. Song Singer/s Lyricist Duration (m:ss)
1 "Paadinaar Kavignar Paadinaar" T. M. Soundararajan & P. Susheela Kannadasan 04:57
2 "Meettaadha Veenai Idhu" P.Susheela
3 "Ellorum Vaazhgavenru"
4 "Veetinile Iruvar Vaazhginraar"
5 "Paatu Pirandhavudan Paarka Vandhaaye"
6 "Aasaiyil Pirapathu Thunivu" P. Mayavanathan 03:33
7 "Sandhanathil Nirameduthu" S. Janaki 03:17
8 "Yaen Mama Kovamaa" G. K. Venkatesh & L. R. Eswari
9 "Azhagaana Malare Arivaana Porule" P. B. Srinivas 03:31
10 "Aasaiyil Pirapathu Thunivu" L. R. Eswari
11 "Aambala Manasu Aasaiyinaale" S. C. Krishnan & L. R. Eswari

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Viswanathan–Ramamoorthy

Viswanathan–Ramamoorthy

Viswanathan–Ramamoorthy were an Indian music composing duo composed of M. S. Viswanathan and T. K. Ramamoorthy. They worked together on over 100 films, from 1952's Panam to 1965's Aayirathil Oruvan. After their split, Ramamoorthy worked on 16 films between 1966 and 1986. He and Viswanathan reunited in 1995 for Engirundho Vandhan.

Kannadasan

Kannadasan

Kannadasan was an Indian philosopher, poet, film song lyricist, producer, actor, script-writer, editor, philanthropist, and is heralded as one of the greatest and most important lyricists in India. Frequently called Kaviarasu, With over 5000 lyrics, 6000 poems and 232 books, Kannadasan is widely known by the sobriquet Kaviarasu and he is also considered to be the greatest modern Tamil poet after Subramania Bharati. including novels, epics, plays, essays, his most popular being the 10-part religious book on Hinduism, Arthamulla Indhu Matham. He won the Sahitya Akademi Award for his novel Cheraman Kathali in the year 1980 and was the first to receive the National Film Award for Best Lyrics, given in 1969 for the film Kuzhanthaikkaga.

Playback singer

Playback singer

A playback singer, also known as a ghost singer, is a singer whose singing is pre-recorded for use in films. Playback singers record songs for soundtracks, and actors or actresses lip-sync the songs for cameras; the actual singer does not appear on the screen.

P. Susheela

P. Susheela

Pulapaka Susheela, popularly known as P. Susheela, is an Indian playback singer associated with the South Indian cinema primarily from Andhra Pradesh for over six decades. She is one of the greatest and best-known playback singers in India. She has been recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as well as by the Asia Book of Records for performing a record number of songs in different Indian languages. She is also the recipient of five National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer and numerous state awards. Susheela is widely acclaimed as a singer who defined feminism in South Indian cinema and is well known for her mellifluous vocal performances for over 50,000 film songs across South Indian languages.

T. M. Soundararajan

T. M. Soundararajan

Thoguluva Meenatchi Iyengar Soundararajan, popularly known as TMS, was an Indian Carnatic musician and a playback singer in Tamil cinema for over six and a half decades. He sang over 10,138 songs from 3,162 films, including devotional, semi-classical, Carnatic, classical and light music songs. He gave classical concerts starting in 1943.

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.

G. K. Venkatesh

G. K. Venkatesh

Gurusala Krishnadas Venkatesh was an Indian film score composer who primarily worked in Kannada cinema during the 1960s, 1970s and until the late-1980s. He also composed music for Telugu, Malayalam and Tamil films. He produced numerous master pieces of Kannada film music and also brought in Western background score into Kannada films and scored music for all Bond movies of Rajkumar in the 1960s to 1970s.

L. R. Eswari

L. R. Eswari

Lourde-Mary Rajeswari "Eswari", known as L. R. Eswari, is a popular Indian playback singer who has sung several songs in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Hindi, Tulu, and English. She was awarded with the Kalaimamani, the highest civilian award for Arts and culture in Tamil Nadu, for her contributions to the film industry. Her only Hindi song to date is "Udati Si Chidiya", hailing from the film PISTOLWALI, which was the dubbed version of the Jyothilakshmi starrer-Pilla Piduga

Source: "Thendral Veesum", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2022, November 25th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thendral_Veesum.

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References
  1. ^ "1962 – தென்றல்வீசும் – விக்ரம் புரொ. (த-தெ)" [1962 – Thendral Veesum – Vikram Pro. (ta-te)]. Lakshman Sruthi (in Tamil). Archived from the original on 25 March 2017. Retrieved 25 March 2017.
  2. ^ a b raghavankannan (21 December 2007). "MSV Official Forum". msvtimes.com. Archived from the original on 25 March 2017. Retrieved 25 March 2017.
  3. ^ a b c Neelamegam, G. (2016). Thiraikalanjiyam – Part 2 (in Tamil) (1st ed.). Chennai: Manivasagar Publishers. pp. 67–68.
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