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Director  Aluri Chakrapani
Music director  K. V. Mahadevan
Writer  Sornam (dialogue)
Language  Tamil
6.2/10 IMDb

Release date  1967 (India)
Duration  
Country  India
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Release date  19 May 1967
Songs  Aadiva Aadiva
Cast  M G Ramachandran, B Saroja Devi, Jayalalithaa, M N Nambiar, S A Ashokan

Aras Kattalai (Tamil: அரச கட்டளை English: King's Order), is a 1967 Indian Tamil written and directed by M. G. Chakrapani, starring M. G. Ramachandran in the lead role, with Saroja Devi, J. Jayalalitha, M. N. Nambiar and S. A. Asokan among others enacting supporting roles.

Contents

The film ran for 70 days.

Plot

Of the time of big Indian kings...

A monarch (P. S. Veerappa) estimates to have committed a terrible fault and commits suicide to repair her, not without having indicated his successor : Vijayan (MGR), a man of the people, that one even, who had come punish him, a fearless knight, for a big bravery.

Before dying, he (P. S. Veerappa) also orders him (MGR) to protect his subjects and to put back the power in the hands of the people.

So by acting, the deceased king had also just thwarted the machiavellian intentions of its Minister (R. S. Manohar).

Indeed, this traitor intends to seize the throne.

But it will be for another time, because this sinister dignitary (R. S. Manohar) is going to make every effort to put sticks in wheels in the reforms of Vijayan.

To begin by eliminating him...

Cast

The casting is established according to the original order of the credits of opening of the movie, except those not mentioned

Around the movie

The film ran for 70 days.

Two important things to notice: P.S.Veerappa volunteered to appear in the movie as a Guest Star because of MGR's shooting incident. And the 2nd was MGR refused to speak with B.Saroja Devi during filming of the final scene because it was taken after the shooting incident: during MGR's hospital stay only she made the announcement that she's not going to work with MGR any longer and going to try other major stars. This announcement forcefully made this movie become her last one with MGR.

ARASA KATTALAI is magnificent one cape and of sword realized by the own older brother of MGR, M. G. Chakrapani and produced by his son, M. C. Ramamoorthy, under The Sathiyaraja Pictures.

The film got very big opening and people floated to see MGR as it is subsequent release after the shooting incident.

This movie gathers for unique time, two bigger and more important feminine partners of MGR, worth knowing, B. Saroja Devi (25 movies with MGR) and Jayalalitha (28 movies with MGR). A very beautiful poster in prospect...

Their respective title in the movie, for B. Saroja Devi, "Abinaya Saraswathi" and for Jayalalitha, "Kavarchi Kanni" (after "Kalai Selvi").

It is the last movie of MGR with the big actress B. Saroja Devi.

In a way, B. Saroja Devi crosses the relay to Jayalalitha.

The dialogues of ARASA KATTALAI are powerful as well as its songs !

References

Arasa Kattalai Wikipedia
Arasa Kattalai IMDb


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