Raja Rani (1956 film)

Raja Rani
Directed by A. Bhimsingh
Produced by National Productions
Written by Mu. Karunanidhi
Story by Mu. Karunanidhi
Starring Sivaji Ganesan
S. S. Rajendran
N. S. Krishnan
T. A. Madhuram
Music by T. R. Pappa
Cinematography Jiten Bnerji (supervisor)
G. Vittal Rao
Edited by A. Bhimsingh
Distributed by National Productions
Release dates
25 February 1956
Running time
168 mins
Country India
Language Tamil

Raja Rani (King, Queen) is a 1956 Indian Tamil-language film that starring Sivaji Ganesan and Padmini in the lead roles. The film was directed by A. Bhimsingh, produced by National Productions and written by Karunanidhi.[1]




After the success of Parasakthi (1952), many producers approached Karunaidhi to write the scripts for them. One of the films he wrote was Raja Rani.[3] Sivaji Ganesan and Padmini were selected as leading actor and actress while S. S. Rajendran was selected to play an important role.[3] The film was shot at the now-closed Newtone Studios in Kilpauk. Its owners were Dinshaw K. Tehrani and Jiten Bannerjee, who supervised the audiography and cinematography respectively, G. Vittal Rao handled the camera. The dances were choreographed by Hiralal and Sampathkumar.[3]


The music was composed by T. R. Pappa while the lyrics for songs were written by Mu. Karunanidhi, A. Maruthakasi, P. Kamatchi, M. K. Athmanathan, Villipuththan & Vivekan. Singers are N. S. Krishnan & T. A. Madhuram.[4] Playback singers are A. M. Rajah, Seerkazhi Govindarajan, S. C. Krishnan, M. L. Vasanthakumari, Jikki, N. L. Ganasaraswathi & T. V. Rathinam

The soundtrack was released under the label "Saregama".[5] The songs were well received especially songs like Manippura Pudhu Manippuraa by M. L. Vasanthakumari and Sirippu Idhan Sirappai by N. S. Krishnan & T. A. Madhuram[3]

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 Vaanga Vaanga ... Indriravu Miga Nandriravu M. L. Vasanthakumari Mu. Karunanidhi 03:30
2 Sirippu Idhan Sirappai N. S. Krishnan & T. A. Madhuram A. Maruthakasi 03:12
3 Manippuraa Pudhu Manippuraa M. L. Vasanthakumari Mu. Karunanidhi 02:52
4 Kannatra.... Poonai Kannai Moodikondaal S. C. Krishnan Mu. Karunanidhi 03:28
5 Kaanadha Inbamellaam Kandidalaam Seerkazhi Govindarajan & T. V. Rathinam Villipuththan 02:44
6 Sollaale Veenaanadhe Jikki A. Maruthakasi 03:06
7 Aanandha Nilai Peruvom M. L. Vasanthakumari & N. L. Ganasaraswathi M. K. Athmanathan 02:56
8 Thirumanam Aagaadha Penne T. V. Rathinam Vivekan 02:46
9 Thirai Pottu Naame A. M. Rajah & Jikki A. Maruthakasi 03:07
10 Inba Nan Naalidhe M. L. Vasanthakumari Mu. Karunanidhi


Randor Guy of The Hindu stated that the film was remembered for "the alliterative dialogue of Mu. Karunanidhi and delivery by the legendary Sivaji Ganesan, pleasing music and fine performances of Padmini, SSR and others".[3]


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