Sri MGR Year 95, 11th January, Friday
Aringnar Anna’s book title Panathottam was used for MGR starrer movie. The film was directed by K.Sankar later the same director went on to direct many MGR movies and became related by giving his daughter to M.G.Chakrapani.
(Image provided by B.S.Raju, Editor Olikirathu Urimaikural)
11th January 1963 Panathottam was released for the first time in South India. Today is the 50th year of Panathottam movie. The story is about fake currency being dispersed among public to destabilize Indian Economy.
The cast include:
MGR, B.Sarojadevi, S.V.Subbaiah, M.N.Nambiyar, S.A.Asokan, M.V.Rajamma, Nageh, Thirupathysamy and others.
Story by B.S.Ramaiah, lyrics penned by Kannadasan and music by Viswanathan and Ramamurthy.
Produced by G.N.Velumani and directed by K.Sankar.
The story of Panathottam, click the above images to read.
Above images are from the collection of Professor Selvakumar.
First I watched this movie in 1991 in Palaniappa theater. That was the transforming period of me from Kamal fan to MGR Fan. The movie is suspense thriller in the climax the real culprit is masked off.
Below are two philosophical songs from Panathottam.
And Manathottam Song:
The duet song “Pesuvathu Kiliya Illai Pen arasi mozhiyae”
The song goes like this Is MGR relative of Cheran or Moon of Tamil Community.
This video clip is uploaded by Raj Video Vision in HD format.