Theatrical release poster
|Produced by||Kamaal Brothers|
|Written by||K. S. Gopalakrishnan|
S. S. Rajendran
K. A. Thangavelu
M. N. Rajam
|Music by||R. Sudarsanam|
|Cinematography||S. Maruthi Rao|
|Edited by||S. Panjabi|
|Distributed by||AVM Productions|
Deivapiravi (transl. Noble Soul) is a 1960 Indian Tamil-language film, directed by Krishnan–Panju. The film stars Sivaji Ganesan, Padmini, S. S. Rajendran, K. A. Thangavelu and M. N. Rajam in lead roles. The film had musical score by R. Sudarsanam. The film was dubbed and released in Telugu as Anumanam and released on 24 June 1961. At the 8th National Film Awards, the film won the All India Certificate of Merit for the Third Best Feature Film. It was remade in Hindi as Bindiya, and in Sinhalese as Sekaya.
- Sivaji Ganesan as Madhavan
- Padmini as Thangam
- S. S. Rajendran as Ramu, Thangam's brother
- K. A. Thangavelu
- M. N. Rajam as Thilagam, Saminatha Pillai's daughter
- M. S. Sundari Bai
- Tambaram Lalitha as Nandhini
- M. Saroja as Arundhathi
- Kallapart Natarajan as Manohar
- K. Sarangapani as Saminatha Pillai
- A. Karunanidhi as Nair
The music was composed by R. Sudharsanam. The lyrics were written by Thanjai N. Ramaiah Dass, Udumalai Narayana Kavi, Kavi Rajagopal and K. S. Gopalakrishnan. The playback singers are C. S. Jayaraman, Seerkazhi Govindarajan, T. M. Soundararajan, S. C. Krishnan, K. Jamuna Rani, Soolamangalam Rajalakshmi, S. Janaki and L. R. Eswari.
|1||"Anbale Thediya En"||C. S. Jayaraman & S. Janaki||Udumalai Narayana Kavi||03:55|
|2||"Thaara Thaara Vandhaaraa"||K. Jamuna Rani||02:26|
|3||"Thannaitthaane Nambaadhadhu"||C. S. Jayaraman||04:10|
|4||"Atho Keerathanaa.... Manidhanai Manidhan"||Seerkazhi Govindarajan||K. S. Gopalakrishnan||10:20|
|5||"Kattadatthukku Manai Poruttham"||S. C. Krishnan & L. R. Eswari||05:00|
|6||"Vayasu Pennai Marandhidalaamaa"||T. M. Soundararajan & Soolamangalam Rajalakshmi||Thanjai N. Ramaiah Dass||05:24|
|7||"Kaalai Vayasu Kattaana Saisu"||K. Jamuna Rani||04:05|
|8||"Ivar Kaanaa Avar Paanaa"||K. Jamuna Rani||Kavi Rajagopal||04:00|
Before AVM remade Deivapiravi in Hindi as Bindiya in the same year, Sivaji advised them not to remake the film as he felt it would not come well. However AVM ignored and went on to make the film in Hindi. Bindiya was a failure and many years later, Saravanan regretted ignoring Sivaji's advice. The film was later remade in Sinhalese as Sekaya in 1965.
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