Naanal (film)


Theatrical release poster
Directed by K. Balachandar
Produced by G. V. Saravanan
Written by K. Balachandar
Story by K. Balachandar
Starring R. Muthuraman
K. R. Vijaya
Major Sundararajan
Sowcar Janaki
Music by V. Kumar
Cinematography P. N. Sundaram
Edited by N. R. Kittu
S. Muthu
Arunachalam Studios
Distributed by Saravana Pictures
Release dates
17 December 1965
Running time
135 mins
Country India
Language Tamil

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.[1][2][3][4] When Crazy Mohan wrote his first play for S. V. Sekhar's troupe, he was inspired by Naanal to create Crazy Thieves in Palavakkam.[5]


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).




Soundtrack album by V. Kumar
Released 1965
Recorded 1965
Genre Sareegama
Length 15:16
Language Tamil
Producer V. Kumar

Music composed by V. Kumar[6] and lyrics were written by Alangudi Somu and V. Suradha. The playback singers consists of T. M. Soundararajan, P. Suseela[7] and Soolamangalam Rajalakshmi.[8]

No Songs Singers Length(m:ss)
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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