| A. S. A. Sami|
| 1 December 1960|
Quaidi No. 911
Kaithi Kannayiram Wikipedia
Kaithi Kannayiram (Tamil: கைதி கண்ணாயிரம்; English: Prisoner Kannayiram) is a 1960 Indian Tamil film, written and directed by A. S. A. Sami. Produced by T. R. Sundaram of Modern Theatres, the film starred R. S. Manohar and Rajasulochana in the lead. This film was remaked in Telugu as Kaithi Kannayyah.
A tough jailor's (‘Javert' Seetharaman) kid (‘Baby' Savithiri) is kidnapped by a vengeful murderous prisoner (Veerappa). Another prisoner (Manohar) who has lost his child (‘Master' Sridhar) escapes from the prison. He takes up the task of rescuing the jailor's missing kid. The duty-conscious jailor is only keen on nabbing him. The child is taught music by a pretty teacher (Raja Sulochana) and the song, "Konji konji pesi', becomes the link for the rescue of the child kept prisoner in a building. Unable to locate the child who is held captive, the music teacher goes around the town singing the song. On hearing the song, the child emerges from her hideout and utters the lines outwitting the guards. The child is rescued after a long fight between the two prisoners.R. S. Manohar as Kannayiram or prisoner no: 101
P. S. Veerappa as Jagatheeran or no:420
Rajasulochana as Pattammal music teacher
K. A. Thangavelu as Singaram or No:55
E. V. Saroja as Madhavi
Seetharaman as Jailor
‘Master' Sridhar as Ravi,Kannayiram's kid
‘Baby' Savithiri as Kumaran,Jailor's kid
‘Kallapart' Natarajan as Inspector Anand
'Kambar' Jayaraman as Sethu
'Periyar' Rajavelu [Rajavelan]
The soundtrack album was composed by K. V. Mahadevan. The lyrics were written by A. Maruthakasi. Playback singers are Seerkazhi Govindarajan, P. Suseela, K. Jamuna Rani & M. S. Rajeswari.
All lyrics written by A. Maruthakasi.
Kaithi Kannayiram fared well at the box office. Film historian Randor Guy said that the film will be remembered for the melodious music and the fine performances by Manohar, Veerappa, Seetharaman, Raja Sulochana and the child artistes.
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