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Sarangadhara is a 1958 Tamil-language film directed by V. S. Raghavan of Revathi Studios for Minerva Pictures. The film features Sivaji Ganesan and P. Bhanumathi in lead roles. It has musical score by G. Ramanathan and was released on 15 August 1958. The Telugu version Sarangadhara was released in 1957.
King Narendra was ruling the Vengi country with capital of Rajamahendri. He had a son by name Sarangadhara. The king had a second wife Chitrangi and he was very much affectionate towards her. He had a bitter enemy Mahadevan.
One day Chitrangi, invited her step son Sarangadhara for feast. But as Sarangadhara was leaving for hunting he ignored the invitation. His step mother was very angry towards him and it was brought to the notice of Mahadevan by the intelligence agency. Mahadevan made bad propaganda of this accusing of an affair between Sarangadhara and his step mother with the sinister motive of creating conflict in the house of Rajaraja Narendra. Without proper inquiry, King Narendra ordered the chopping off the hands and legs of innocent Sarangadhara. It was mandatory to obey king's orders to and so the punishment was meted out to the prince in the mountain forest.
Sarangadhara was lying in a pool of blood screaming in pain drawing the attention of Meghanadha a devotee of Siva, who immediately rushed to Sarangadhara and did what ever he could to alleviate the pain and advised Sarangadhara to pray to Lord Shiva and get his blessings. Lord Siva impressed by Sarangadhara's prayer gave his lost legs and hands and made him a beautiful person.Sivaji Ganesan as Sarangadhara
P. Bhanumathi as Chitrangi
Rajasulochana as Kanakangi
S. V. Ranga Rao as King Narendra
P. Santha Kumari as Queen Rathnangi
M. N. Nambiar as Mahadevan
Valaiyapathi Muthukrishnan as Sumandhran
A. Karunanidhi as Oru Sol
T.P. Muthulakshmi as Madhavi
Producer: Namadeva Reddiar & Annamalai Chettiar
Banner: Minerva Pictures
Director: V. S. Raghavan
Music: G. Ramanathan
Lyrics: A. Maruthakasi
Screenplay: S. D. Sundharam
Dialogues: S. D. Sundaram
Cinematography: N. C. Balakrishnan
Editing: V. S. Rajan
Art Direction: S. V. S Rama Rao and V. M. Varthurkar
Choreography: K. N. Dhandayuthapani Pillai & Madhavan
Dance: Kumari Kamala & E. V. Saroja
The music was composed by G. Ramanathan. Lyrics were by A. Maruthakasi. Singer is P. Bhanumathi. Playback singers are T. M. Soundararajan, Seerkazhi Govindarajan, S. C. Krishnan, V. T. Rajagopalan, Radha Jayalakshmi, P. Suseela, Jikki, A. P. Komala, A. G. Rathnamala & K. Rani.
A Kriti Yaedhukkithanai modi than by Marimutha Pillai was included in the film for a dance by Kumari Kamala