KUMARI KOTTAM is a 1971 Tamil language drama film directed by Pa.Neelakandhan.
The film features M. G. Ramachandran and Jayalalitha in dual role. It was a super hit movie ran more than 100 days in Chennai, Madurai, Trichy. The film, produced by Kovai Chezhiyan, had musical score by M. S. Viswanathan and was released on Republic day of 1971, became super hit at box-office.
Muthaiya (Muthaiya) and Sômu (V. K. Ramasamy) intends to unite later them children Gôpal (MGR) and Kumari (Jayalalitha).
Sômu becomes suddenly rich continuation in an inheritance and leaves with her girl settle down in the big city.
Some years later...
Muthaiya horsemanship towards the big city to remind to its good memory Sômu, of their mutual commitment.
But Muthaiya is publicly offended by Sômu and Kumari, intoxicated by the wealth.
Too old to take revenge, by himself, he decides to commit suicide so much the shame suffocates him.
Gôpal saves at the last minute his poor father and swears to him to wash his honor by imposing a severe punishment on Kumari and his father, Sômu.
The casting is established according to the original order of the credits of opening of the movie, except those not mentioned
The film, produced by Kovai Chezhiyan, had musical score by M. S. Viswanathan and was released on Republic day of 1971, became super hit at box-office.
The second production of Kay Cee Films, with MGR, was UZHAIKKUM KARANGAL, in 1976.
This was the last movie for N.S.Nadarajan who usually acted as Kundumani's friend in MGR's movies for a long time.
KUMARI KOTTAM was the tenth realization of the director Pa.Neelakandhan for a movie of MGR.
At the beginning of the movie, MGR carries a small beard which disappears very fast (she reminds that of another MGR 's movie, THANIPPIRAVI). We see her for last time in the song, "Adi Maddhalam Kotti...", while MGR studies in the garden under a lamppost and while Jayalalidha and his friends make noise of her balcony. The new MGR, without beard, appears to the 37 minutes of the movie, during the competition of disguise.
The character of Jayalalidha, Kumari looks like the one that she holds in another MGR, Rani Chidhambaram Pilai from KANAVAN, in 1968.
Jayalalidha holds two roles in KUMARI KOTTAM.
The music composed by M. S. Viswanathan. All Songs were super hit.