Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||K. Balachandar|
|Produced by||G. V. Saravanan|
|Written by||K. Balachandar|
|Story by||K. Balachandar|
R. Muthuraman |
K. R. Vijaya
|Music by||V. Kumar|
|Cinematography||P. N. Sundaram|
N. R. Kittu |
|Distributed by||Saravana Pictures|
|17 December 1965|
Naanal (English: Tall Grass or Reed) is a 1964 black-and-white Tamil family drama film directed by K. Balachandar and produced by G. N. Saravanan. The script was written by K. Balachandar and music by V. Kumar. It stars R. Muthuraman, Major Sundararajan, Sreekanth, Sowcar Janaki, K. R. Vijaya and Nagesh. When Crazy Mohan wrote his first play for S. V. Sekhar's troupe, he was inspired by Naanal to create Crazy Thieves in Palavakkam.
The story is about four jailbirds escaping the prison to take revenge on the judge who sentenced them. They take over his house, and the movie builds around the judge and his family escaping from them. Although the movie has a supporting cast that shines throughout (Sowcar Janaki, Sreekanth, K. R. Vijaya, R. Muthuraman and of course Nagesh), it is brilliant because of Sudararajan (who plays the leader of the rat pack) and V. S. Raghavan (who plays the Judge).
- R. Muthuraman as Inspector Baskaran
- Major Sundararajan as Prisoner Arasu
- Sowcar Janaki as Savitri
- K. R. Vijaya as Jaya
- Sreekanth as Murali
- Nagesh as Pattabi Raman
- S. N. Lakshmi as Lakshmi
- K. Vijayan as Judge Raghunathan
- Gemini Mali as Prisoner David
- Hari Krishnan as Prisoner Bairavan
- I. S. R. as Kesavan
- Typist Gopu as Milk Maid
- Art = M. Azhagappan
- Stills = Tiruchi K. Arunachalam
- Publicity = Elegant
- Processing = S. Sardul Singh Sethi
- Publicity = Barani Kumar, T. Beema Rao and N. Nageswara Rao
- Design = Barani Kumar, T. Beema Rao and N. Nageswara Rao
- Choreography = P. S. Gopalakrishnan and K. S. Reddy
- Audiography (song) = E. I. Jeeva
- Re - Recording = E. I. Jeeva
- Audiography (dialogue) = K. N. Shanmugam
- Stunt = Shyam Sundar
|Soundtrack album by V. Kumar|
|1||Ennathaan Paaduvathu||P. Suseela||03:59|
|2||Kuyil Koovi Thuyil Ezhuppa||Soolamangalam Rajalakshmi||02:52|
|3||Vinnukku Melaadai||T. M. Soundararajan P. Suseela||05:39|
|4||Kuyil Koovi Thuyil Ezhuppa - Sad||P. Suseela||03:26|
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