Kalyana Parisu (1959)

 ●  Tamil ● 3 hrs 14 mins

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The playwright Sridhar’s directorial debut is a melodrama featuring the student Bhaskar (Ganesh) who has a secret liaison with Vasanthi (Saroja Devi), a fellow student in whose house he rents a room. However, he marries her sister Geetha (Vijayakumari), the breadwinner of the family. Vasanthi stays with the couple until Geetha asks her sister to leave. When Geetha dies and leaves Bhaskar a single father, he tries to secure Vasanthi again but finds her already married to Raghu (Nageshwara Rao), so he hands her his child as a ‘wedding gift’ and disappears into the mist. The film presents the egotistical Bhaskar as a victimised, tragic hero in a story advocating the observance of social convention, with popular songs performed by playback singer and music director A.M. Raja in his debut as composer. Its autonomous comic sub-plot also proved very popular and is still sold on audio cassettes. Sridhar went on to make a series of ‘eternal triangle’ pictures in a similar vein.
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Cast: CR Vijayakumari, Gemini Ganesan, Saroja Devi

Crew: CV Sridhar (Director), A Vincent (Director of Photography), AM Rajah (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Drama, Romance

Release Dates: 09 Apr 1959 (India)

Tamil Name: கல்யாண பரிசு

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Did you know? CV Sridhar later remade the film in Hindi as "Nazrana" (1961) which starred Raj Kapoor and Vyjayanthimala in the lead, along with Gemini Ganesan in a different role. Read More
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as Geetha
as Baskar
as Vasanthi
as Sampath
as Sampath's Wife
as Raju's Father

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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Tamil
Colour Info:
Black & White
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Tracklist
Music Label: Saregama India Limited
01 
03:26
Music Director: AM Rajah
Playback Singer: P Susheela, AM Rajah
02 
04:45
03 
03:26
Music Director: AM Rajah
Playback Singer: P Susheela
04 
03:26
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03:11
Music Director: AM Rajah
Playback Singer: Sirkazhi Govindarajan
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26:02
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03:25
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03:29
Music Director: AM Rajah
Playback Singer: AM Rajah
09 
04:06
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03:56
Music Director: AM Rajah
Playback Singer: Jikki
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01:52
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03:28
Trivia:
A second Telugu remake titled "Devatha" was released in 1982, and a second Hindi remake in Hindi titled "Tohfa" in 1984; both directed by K Raghavendra Rao.

CV Sridhar later remade the film in Hindi as "Nazrana" (1961) which starred Raj Kapoor and Vyjayanthimala in the lead, along with Gemini Ganesan in a different role.

This film was remade in Telugu as "Pelli Kanuka" (1960) which starred Nageshwara Rao in the lead, with Saroja Devi reprising her role.