Parthiban Kanavu (1960)

 ●  Tamil ● Running Time: TBA

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Verbose Tamil historical with a relentless music track, adapting one of Kalki’s Walter Scott-like historicals. King Parthiban (Ashokan), 8th C. Chola king, dies in battle against the Pallavas and his son Vikraman (Ganesh) tries to realise his father’s dream of an autonomous and unified Tamil kingdom. He achieves this with the help of a wise Pallava king, Narasimhavarman I (Ranga Rao), whose daughter Kundhavi (Vyjayanthimala) he marries. Together they defeat the Chalukyan King Pulakesin II and overcome the latter’s nasty priests. An abridged version of another Kalki novel, Sivakamiyin Sabatham [The Vow of Sivakami], has been incorporated, clumsily, as a dance drama. The film, like many other South Indian historicals, overlaps with the stage, here including painted backdrops and simulated shrines (except one shot of the Pallava monument of Mahabalipuram).

Cast: Gemini Ganesan, Vyjayanthimala Bali

Crew: D Yoganand (Director), KS Selvaraj (Director of Photography), M Vedha (Music Director)

Release Dates: 03 Jun 1960 (India)

Tamil Name: பார்த்திபன் கனவு

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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Tamil
Colour Info:
Black & White
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
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01 
03:29
Music Director: M Vedha
Lyricist: Vindhan
Playback Singer: ML Vasanthakumari
02 
03:25
Music Director: M Vedha
Lyricist: Vindhan
Playback Singer: P Susheela, AM Rajah
03 
03:23
Music Director: M Vedha
Lyricist: A Maruthakasi
Playback Singer: P Susheela, AM Rajah
04 
03:28
Music Director: M Vedha
Lyricist: Kannadasan
Playback Singer: Jamuna Rani
05 
03:22
Music Director: M Vedha
Lyricist: Kannadasan
Playback Singer: P Susheela
06 
03:20
Music Director: M Vedha
Lyricist: Kannadasan
Playback Singer: AM Rajah, P Susheela
07 
04:45
Music Director: M Vedha
Lyricist: A Maruthakasi
Playback Singer: P Susheela
08 
03:02
Music Director: M Vedha
Lyricist: A Maruthakasi
Playback Singer: ML Vasanthakumari