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Abhimanyu (1948 film)

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Screenplay  Papanasam Sivan
Country  India
Director  A. Kasilingam
Language  Tamil
Release date  6 May 1948
Music director  S. M. Subbaiah Naidu, C. R. Subburaman
Cast  M G Ramachandran (Arjuna), M N Nambiar, M G Chakrapani (Balarama), U R Jeevarathinam (Vatsala), M R Santhanalakshmi (Subhadra)
Similar movies  Veerabhimanyu (1965)

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Abhimanyu (Tamil: அபிமன்யு) is a 1948 Tamil film produced by Jupiter Pictures and starring M. G. Ramachandran (MGR) in a supporting role. It was based on the Mahabharatha story of Abhimanyu. The screenplay was written by A. S. A. Sami and M. Karunanidhi. This was the second film for Karunanidhi as scriptwriter. The film also starred M. N. Nambiar in a supporting role.


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Jupiter Pictures, a production company promoted by M. Somasundaram and S. K. Mohideen shifted to Madras from Coimbatore in 1948 after acquiring Neptune Studios. In 1948 they produced Abhimanyu, a mythological tale from the epic Mahabharatha at Madras. During the 1930s and the 40s Tamil films were mostly based on when mythologicals, folktales, folk myths and socially themed films were rare. Somasundaram himself directed the film along with A. Kasilingam. The script was written by A. S. A Sami and M. Karunanidhi. This was the second film for Karunanidhi as script writer after Rajakumaari (1947). M. G. Ramachandran and M. N. Nambiar played supporting roles in the film. The film's music was composed by S. M. Subbaiah and C. R. Subbaraman. S. S. Rajendran was cast in the title role, but was relieved after only two weeks of shooting from the film as T. K. Muthusamy of the TKS Brothers drama troupe revealed that Rajendran was still under contract with them, and threatened legal action if the film continued production. Thus the role went to newcomer S. M. Kumaresan.


The film tells the story of the Pandava prince Abhimanyu.

Cast and crew

  • M. G. Ramachandran - Arjuna
  • S. M. Kumaresan - Abhimanyu
  • M. R. Santhanalakshmi - Subhadra
  • M. G. Chakrapani - Balarama
  • P. V. Narasimha Bharathi - Krishna
  • Bharathan Srinivasan - Kamsa
  • M. N. Nambiar
  • U. R. Jeevarathinam - Vatsala
  • Pulimoottai Ramasamy - Katodhgaja
  • C. T. Rajakantham
  • D. Balasubramaniam - Duryodhana
  • S. V. Subbaiah - Sakuni
  • M. R. Santhanam - Indra
  • M. S. S. Bhagyam
  • M. Somasundaram - Director
  • A. Kasilingam - Director, Editor
  • S. M. Subbaiah Naidu - C. R. Subburaman .... Music
  • W. R. Subbarao - Cinematographer
  • P. P. Choudhry-M. P. Kuttiyappu - Art Directors
  • Papanasam Sivan - Lyrics
  • Bhoomi Palakadas - Lyrics
  • Sundaravathiyar - Lyrics
  • Vedantam Raghavaiah - Choreographer
  • Release and reception

    The film was released on 6 May 1948.


    Partial list of songs in the film:

    Pudhu vasanthamaamey vaazhviley by Trichi Loganathan & U. R. Jeevarathinam

    maamohana - U R Jeevarathnam

    Oh ayyamare ammamare vaanga - Trichy Loganathan, U R Jeevarathnam & chorus

    Paarinil Piranthathu - M M Mariappa


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