Kalathur Kannamma (1960)

 ●  Tamil ● 3 hrs

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Kannamma is a bright young woman whose father, Murugan is employed by Ramalingam, a wealthy landowner (zamindar). Ramalingam encourages Murugan to send his daughter to the city for schooling, which he does. When Kannamma returns to their town, Kalathur has an educated woman, Ramalingam's son Raja falls in love with her and secretly marries her. However, he soon goes abroad for higher studies, leaving Kannamma to deal with pregnancy without any publicly legitimised relationship. Ramalingam, ashamed by Raja's secret wedding, rejects Kannamma and orders her to never speak of their relationship. Kannamma agrees and goes back to her father, Murugan. Ashamed by his daughter's illegitimate child, Murugan leaves her newborn son in an orphanage and tells her that it was stillborn. What will happen when Raja returns from his studies? Will he accept Kannamma and try to reunite his family or add to her rejection and woes? How will their son's future unfold?
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Cast: Gemini Ganesan, Savitri Gemini Ganesan

Crew: A Bhimsingh (Director), R Sudarshanam (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Drama

Release Dates: 12 Aug 1960 (India)

Tamil Name: களத்தூர் கண்ணம்மா

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Did you know? The film marks Kamal Haasan's screen debut as a child artist. Read More
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Film Type:
Feature
Language:
Tamil
Colour Info:
Black & White
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35:1
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03:33

Music Director: R Sudarshanam
Lyricist: Kannadasan
Playback Singer: P Susheela, AM Rajah
03:30

Music Director: R Sudarshanam
Lyricist: Kannadasan
Playback Singer: CS Jayaraman
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Music Director: R Sudarshanam
Playback Singer: P Susheela, AM Rajah
03:23

Music Director: R Sudarshanam
Lyricist: Kannadasan
Playback Singer: AM Rajah
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Music Director: R Sudarshanam
Lyricist: Vaali
Playback Singer: MS Rajeswari
Movie Connection(s):
Dubbed into: Mavoori Ammayi (Telugu)
Trivia:
The film marks Kamal Haasan's screen debut as a child artist.

T. Prakash Rao was originally the director but was later replaced by A. Bhimsingh over differences in opinion regarding the shooting of a song .