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Kandhan Karunai
Kandhan Karunai
(By the Mercy of Kandhan) is a 1967 Tamil film directed by A.P. Nagarajan. It starred an ensemble cast including Sivaji Ganesan, Gemini Ganesan, Sivakumar, Savithri, K.R.Vijaya, J.Jayalalitha, S. A. Ashokan, K. B. Sundarambal, Manorama and Nagesh.

Contents

1 Plot 2 Cast 3 Production 4 Soundtrack 5 References 6 External links

Plot[edit] The film revolves around Lord Murugan, his birth, marriage and his acceptance of the post of the head of the army of heaven. In Hinduism, there are six abodes of lord Muruga, known as the "Arupadaiveedu". The story behind each of the abodes are portrayed choronologically in the film. It starts with Swamimalai, where Lord Muruga
Muruga
(Master Sridhar) teaches the meaning of the word 'OM' to his father, Lord Shiva (Gemini Ganesan). He goes to Palani
Palani
Hills after a fight over a sacred fruit, that is his second abode. Then he wins over the demon king Surapadman in Thiruchendur
Thiruchendur
and that is his third abode. The King of heaven, Lord Indra offers his Daughter's hand in appreciation of Lord Muruga's Victory and he marries her in Thirupparamkunram, his fourth abode. He later marries Valli
Valli
in his fifth abode of Thiruthani, later after a short dispute between both his wives they amicably settle in Pazhamudircholai, his sixth abode. All the events are summarised by Nakkeerar, a great Tamil Poet portrayed by Sirkazhi Govindarajan
Sirkazhi Govindarajan
at the end of the film. Cast[edit]

Sivaji Ganesan
Sivaji Ganesan
as Veerabaahu Sivakumar
Sivakumar
as Muruga K. R. Vijaya as Deivanai J. Jayalalitha
J. Jayalalitha
as Valli[1] S. A. Ashokan
S. A. Ashokan
as Soorapadman Ambika as Padma Komala, Soorapadman's Wife Master Sridhar as Child Muruga K. B. Sundarambal
K. B. Sundarambal
as Avvaiyar Manorama as Valli's friend S. Varalakshmi
S. Varalakshmi
as Indrani K. Balaji as Banugopan Nagesh as Nageswaran Sirkazhi Govindarajan
Sirkazhi Govindarajan
in a cameo as Nakkeerar Vijayakumar as one of the Lords arrested by Soorapadman V. Gopalakrishnan

Production[edit] Vijayakumar was supposed to play Lord Murugan
Lord Murugan
in the film but he was replaced by Sivakumar. Vijayakumar acts in this movie as one of the lords who was in the jail. [2][3] Soundtrack[edit]

Kandhan Karunai

Soundtrack album by K. V. Mahadevan

Released 1967

Label EMI Records

Producer K. V. Mahadevan

The music composed by K. V. Mahadevan, for which he received the National Film Award for Best Music Direction.[4] The song "Thiruparankundrathil Nee" was composed by Kunnakudi Vaidyanthan.[5][6] The song "Arupadai Veedu" is based on Kambhoji raga. Solla Solla inikkudhadaa song is set to Kundhalavarali raaga.[7][8]

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)

1 Aarumugamana Porul Rajalakshmi, S. Janaki Kannadasan 03:24

2 Aarumuga Saravana P. Susheela Sankaradas Swamigal 00:54

3 Arupadai Veedu Konda Seerkazhi Govindarajan Kannadasan 06:41

4 Ariyathu Ketkum K. B. Sundarambal Kannadasan 06:06

5 Konjum Kili A. L. Raghavan Sankaradas Swamigal 01:11

6 Kurinjiyile Poo Malarnthu P. Susheela Kannadasan

7 Manam Padaithen P. Susheela 04:01

8 Murugane Senthil Seerkazhi Govindarajan

00.58

9 Munthum Thamizh A. L. Raghavan, K. B. Sundarambal, Jamuna Rani, A. P. Komala Kannadasan 03:48

10 Solla Solla (Film Version) P. Susheela 02:22

11 Solla Solla (Full Version) P. Susheela

12 Thirupparang Kundrathil Rajalakshmi, P. Susheela Poovai Senguttavan 03:23

13 Vallimalai Pothigaimalai P. Susheela

14 Vellimalai Mannava S. Varalakshmi Sankaradas Swamigal 01:54

15 Vetrivel Veeravel T. M. Soundararajan Kannadasan 02:41

References[edit]

^ http://www.hindustantimes.com/regional-movies/jayalalithaa-the-golden-girl-of-tamil-cinema/story-4btYTbOsQmYwzjJMYRyQ9K.html ^ ""கந்தன் கருணை" படத்தில் முருகனாக நடிப்பது யார்? சிவகுமாருடன் விஜயகுமார் போட்டி -- actor vijayakumar and sivakumar competition". maalaimalar.com. Retrieved 9 October 2015.  ^ "ஏ.எல்.எஸ். தயாரித்த கந்தன் கருணை: முருகன் வேடத்தில் சிவகுமார் -- cine history sivakumar". maalaimalar.com. Retrieved 9 October 2015.  ^ "Kandan Karunai Songs". raaga. Retrieved 2014-06-18.  ^ "'திருப்பரங்குன்றத்தில் நீ சிரித்தால்...' இசைத்தட்டுக்காக குன்னக்குடி இசை அமைத்த பாடல் 'கந்தன் கருணை'யில் இடம் பெற்றது -- thiruparankumrathil nee sirithal kunnakudi vaithiyanathan". maalaimalar.com. Retrieved 9 October 2015.  ^ "His music touched the masses". The Hindu. Retrieved 9 October 2015.  ^ "Devotional Kambhoji". The Hindu. Retrieved 9 October 2015.  ^ Saregama Tamil (2017-01-10), Kandhan Karunai
Kandhan Karunai
Tamil Movie Songs Audio Jukebox கந்தன் கருணை பாடல்கள், retrieved 2017-01-15 

External links[edit]

kandan karunai on IMDb

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Works of A. P. Nagarajan

As director

Vadivukku Valai Kappu
Vadivukku Valai Kappu
(1962) Kulamagal Radhai
Kulamagal Radhai
(1963) Navarathri (1964) Thiruvilaiyadal
Thiruvilaiyadal
(1965) Saraswati Sabatham
Saraswati Sabatham
(1966) Thiruvarutchelvar
Thiruvarutchelvar
(1967) Seetha (1967) Kandhan Karunai
Kandhan Karunai
(1967) Thirumal Perumai
Thirumal Perumai
(1968) Thillana Mohanambal
Thillana Mohanambal
(1968) Vaa Raja Vaa
Vaa Raja Vaa
(1969) Gurudhatchanai
Gurudhatchanai
(1969) Vilaiyaattu Pillai
Vilaiyaattu Pillai
(1970) Thirumalai Thenkumari
Thirumalai Thenkumari
(1970) Kankatchi (1971) Thirupathi Kanyakumari Yatra (1972) Agathiyar
Agathiyar
(1972) Thirumalai Deivam
Thirumalai Deivam
(1973) Rajaraja Cholan
Rajaraja Cholan
(1973) Karaikkal Ammaiyar (1973) Gumasthavin Magal (1974) Melnaattu Marumagal
Melnaattu Marumagal
(1975) Jai Balaji (1976) Sri Krishna Leela (1977) Navarathinam
Navarathinam
(1977)

As screenwriter only

Naalvar
Naalvar
(1953) Mangalyam (1954) Pennarasi
Pennarasi
(1955) Nalla Thangai
Nalla Thangai
(1955) Town Bus
Town Bus
(1955) Naan Petra Selvam
Naan Petra Selvam
(1956) Makkalai Petra Magarasi
Makkalai Petra Magarasi
(1957) Nalla Idathu Sambandham
Nalla Idathu Sambandham
(1958) Petra Maganai Vitra Annai
Petra Maganai Vitra Annai
(1958) Sampoorna Ramayanam (1958) Neelavukku Neranja Manasu (1958) Thayapola Pillai Noolapola Selai (1959) Alli Petra Pillai
Alli Petra Pillai
(1959) Paavai Vilakku
Paavai Vilakku
(1960) Bal

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