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Country  India
Director  A. S. A. Sami
Language  Tamil
Kaithi Kannayiram movie scenes Sundelikkum Sundelikkum Kaithi Kannayiram Tamil Song Gemini Ganesan Jayanthi
Release date  1 December 1960
Based on  Quaidi No. 911

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.

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Kaithi kannayiram manohar rajasulochana tamil classic movie


Plot

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.

Cast

  • 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
  • ‘Socrates' Thangaraj
  • 'Kambar' Jayaraman as Sethu
  • 'Periyar' Rajavelu [Rajavelan]
  • Soundtrack

    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.

    Track list

    All lyrics written by A. Maruthakasi.

    Reception

    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.

    References

    Kaithi Kannayiram Wikipedia


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