Directed by A.Jaganadhan
Produced by R. M. Veerappan
Written by S. Jagadeesan
Screenplay by R. M. Veerappan
Story by Poovai Krishnan
Starring M. G. Ramachandran
Radha Saluja
Pandari Bai
R. S. Manohar
Thengai Srinivasan
Music by M. S. Viswanathan
Cinematography N. Balakrishnan
Edited by Krishnan
Distributed by Sathya Movies
Release dates
22 August 1975[1]
Running time
160 mins
Country India
Language Tamil
Budget 125 Lakhs
Box office 450 Lakhs

Idhayakkani (Tamil: இதயக்கனி English: The Fruit Of The Heart), is a 1975 Indian Tamil action thriller starring M. G. Ramachandran in the lead role, with Pandari Bai, R. S. Manohar and Radha Saluja among others enacting supporting roles.

The film, directed by A. Jagannathan, produced by R. M. Veerappan under his Sathiya Movies and had musical score by M. S. Viswanathan.

The film was blockbuster and highest grossing film of the year. The film ran for 150 days in theatres.[2]


The Tamil Country of the 70s...

IDHAYAKKANI is the story of a kind-hearted Mohan (MGR) whose theory of life is 'equality'.

Mohan practices equality by sharing the income of his estate with his labourers equally.

He has another passion of serving country, so that he has joined police force as an officer.

He meets a needy girl Lakshmi (Radha Saluja), and on the advice of elderly and domestic help, he permits her to stay in his house.

Toungues start wagging and Mohan decides to marry Lakshmi.

However, his happiness is short-lived.

He gets the shock of his life when he comes to know that his wife is involved in the murder of a leading scientist.

What is the truth?

Did Lakshmi really murdered the scientist or she is innocent ?

If so, then who is the culprit ?

How does Mohan finds the truth ?

This 's the plot of the movie.


Actor Role
M. G. Ramachandran as Mohan (Sekhar, M.G.Red), a police officer from Madras and a big landowner of Sathiya Coffee Estate Mohan
Radha Saluja as Lakshimi alias Mâla
R. S. Manohar as Albert
Thengai Srinivasan as Rangarajan (Julie), a police constable : C.I.D. 201
K. Kannan[3] as Kannan, Albert 's hired man
V. Gopalakrishnan as Madhavarav, police officer, responsible for the branch criminal of Bangalore
S.V.Ramdass as Dass, a hired man
Isari Velan as Isari, Mohan 's personal secretary
Vennira Aadai Nirmala as a female singer, "Hello lover mister Right...", "Thotta idam ellam..."
Pandari Bai as Mohan 's mother
Rajasulochana as Lily, reponsable of Dance Club of India
S. V. Subbaiah[4] (Guest Appearance) as Ponnuswamy, Mogan 's supervisor of Sathiya Coffee Estate Mogan
P. S. Veerappa (Guest Appearance) as Uncle John
V. S. Raghavan (Guest Appearance) as The judge
Shakti Prasad (Guest Appearance) as Dharma Prakash, an atomic power scientist
Rathna[5] (Guest Appearance) as Kamala, a picker from Mohan 's Sathiya Coffee Estate Mohan, "Neega Nallairukkanum..."

The casting is established according to the original order of the credits of opening of the movie, except those not mentioned


The music composed by M. S. Viswanathan.[6][7]

No. TitleLyricsSinger(s) Length
1. "Neenga Nalla Irukkanam (Thenagamam Inbath thirunattil)"  PulamaipithanSeerkazhi Govindarajan, T. M. Soundararajan & S. Janaki 06:21
2. "Inbame Undhan Per"  PulamaipithanT. M. Soundararajan & P. Susheela 04:56
3. "Ondrum Ariyatha (Punnaigaiyl Kodi)"  VaaliT. M. Soundararajan 04:39
4. "Hello Lover Mister Right"  Randarkai (alias Randor Guy)[9]Usha Uthup 04:42
5. "Ithazhe Ithazhe"  VaaliS. P. Balasubrahmanyam & Ramola 04:31
6. "Thotta Idam Ellam (Azhagai Vallarpom)"  Na.Kamarassan[10][11]T. M. Soundararajan, P. Susheela & Saï Baba 04:42

Around the movie

The director A.Jaganadhan (B.A.) (26 November 1935, Tirupur - 7 October 2012, Coimbatore) started off as an assistant to T. Prakash Rao (already in MGR 's PADAGOTTI, 1964) and later worked under Pa.Neelakandhan (from 1967, with MGR 's KAAVALKAARAN) and for 12 films, most of them starring MGR.

He made his directorial debut through MANI PAYAL, in 1973.

It was MGR who inaugurated the first show of MANI PAYAL at Chennai's then Midland theatre.

Two years later, it was the MGR film IDHAYAKKANI (under the famous Sathiya Movies production, the sixth and the last one of the series, with MGR) that turned to be the biggest break of his career.

The first ones were, (under the Sathiya Movies production) : (DHEIVA THAAI on 18 July 1964), (NAAN AANAIYTTAL on 4 February 1966), (KAAVALKAARAN on 7 September 1967), (KANNAN EN KADHALAN on 25 April 1968), (RICKSHAWKARAN on 29 May 1971) and well - heard (IDHAYAKKANI on 22 August 1975).

The scenes of fight of this MGR's movie were directed by the veteran stunt master N. Shankar[12]

It was for the great classic singer, "Isaimani" Sirkazhi Govindarajan, the last song of a soundtrack for MGR's movie.

The film is known for political dialogues and songs.

In 2009 for the composition of the soundtrack of the movie of the Tamil star, the actor Vijayakanth, MARIYADHAI, the music director Vijay Antony remixed the title "Inbame Undhan Per".

This piece was interpreted by the couple Udit Narayan and Mahathi accompanied with Puram.

The actor Chanmugham Sundharam[13] who plays in the last MGR, MADHURAIYAI MEETTA SUNDHARAPANDIYAN, is present also in IDHAYAKKANI.


5. ithayakkani magazine

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