Ratha Thilagam is a 1963 Indian Tamil language romantic war film directed by Dada Mirasi. The film features Sivaji Ganesan and Savitri in lead roles. The film, produced by National Movies, had musical score by K. V. Mahadevan and was released on 14 September 1963.
Kumar, a graduate who decides to enlist in the Indian Army following news of Chinese invasion in the country during the midst of the Sino-Indian War, only to find out that his romantic interest Kamala was working against the Indian Army.
Sivaji Ganesan as Major Kumar
Savitri as Savitri
S. R. Janaki
The film was directed by the lawyer-turned filmmaker from Maharashtra, Dada Mirasee. It was produced by National Movies, Panju Arunachalam and others, and presented by Kavignar Kannadasan. The screenplay, dialogue and lyrics were by Kannadasan, with music being composed by K. V. Mahadevan.
The music composed by K. V. Mahadevan. The songs "Oru Koppaiyila", "Pasumai Niraintha" were well received.
Randor Guy of The Hindu noted that the film is remembered for "Outstanding performances by Sivaji Ganesan and Savithri, the comedy track of Manorama and Nagesh, the pleasing music and impressive cinematography of the battle scenes".