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Vaazhkai Padagu

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Directed by
C. Srinivasan

Written by
Veppathur Kittu

Edited by
J. Balakrishnan

Production company
Gemini Studios

Produced by
S. S. Vasan

P. Ellappa

Music by

S. S. Vasan

Gemini Ganesan Devika R. Muthuraman K. Balaji R. S. Manohar M. V. Rajamma

Devika, Gemini Ganesan, R Muthuraman, K Balaji, R S Manohar

Vaazhkai Padagu (தமிழ்: வாழ்க்கைப் படகு, English: Life Boat) is a 1965 Tamil Family - Drama film was directed by C. Srinivasan and produced by S. S. Vasan under productions as Gemini Pictures. The film script written by Veppathur Kittu. Music by Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy assets to the film. It stars Gemini Ganesan, Devika played lead with R. Muthuraman, S. V. Ranga Rao, K. Balaji R. S. Manohar and M. V. Rajamma played pivotal role. The film was remake of Hindi film as Zindagi (1964).



A young attractive and unemployed women Seetha(Devika) taking up stage acting as career. A wealthy man Kannabiran(K. Balaji) is after her, and uses his henchman(R. S. Manohar) to kidnap her. During the attempt, Rajan(Gemini Ganesan) and his clever dog Honey rescue her and the two fall in love. Rajan is the son of a Zamindar(S. V. Ranga Rao), who has a poor opinion of seetha. However, after many hurdles, the two marry. The director of Seetha's stage troupe Gopal(R. Muthuraman) too is in love with her. But, she never responds. When Kannabiran is murdered. Gopal is arrested. He has an alibhi - on the night of the murder, a young women stayed with him in his houses, but then he does not disclose her identity. The women turns out to be Seetha and she gives them the evidence. One of the members of the jury is her father-in-law and complications follows with the husband leaving her and wishing to marry again. However, the truth comes out and the family is united in the end.


  • Gemini Ganesan as Rajan
  • Devika as Seetha
  • R. Muthuraman as Gopal
  • S. V. Ranga Rao
  • M. V. Rajamma
  • K. Balaji as Kannabiran
  • R. S. Manohar
  • Nagesh
  • T. S. Balaiah
  • S. Rama Rao
  • Pushpavalli
  • S. N. Lakshmi
  • P. T. Sambantham
  • Geetha Lakshmi
  • Baby Faritha
  • Master Sahith
  • Hani
  • Box Office

    The film was fared well hit at the Box - Office.


    Vaazhkai Padagu film was Devika's first for Gemini Studios. The film was first made by Gemini Studios in Hindi as Zindagi (1964) under the direction of Ramanand Sagar with Vyjayanthimala and Rajendra Kumar in the lead.


    Music by Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy and lyrics written by Kannadasan


    1Pazhani SanthanaL R Eswari - Sirkazhi Govindarajan - 3:10
    2Thangal MagalP Susheela - Cornell University Chorus3:15
    3Unnai ThaanP Susheela3:22


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