Nawab Naarkali

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Nawab Naarkali
Nawab Naarkali.jpg
DVD Cover
Directed byC. V. Rajendran
Produced byK. Balakrishnan
Written byKomal Swaminathan
Rama Prabha
Music byM. S. Viswanathan
CinematographyP. Bhaskar Rao
Edited byN. M. Sankar
Distributed byVijay Picture
Release date
  • 3 March 1972 (1972-03-03)
Running time
139 mins

Nawab Naarkali is a 1972 Indian Tamil film, directed by C. V. Rajendran and produced by K. Balakrishnan. The film script was written by Komal Swaminathan. The film stars Jaishankar and Nagesh in the lead roles, with Lakshmi, Rama Prabha and V. K. Ramasamy S. V. Sahasranamam and V. S. Raghavan playing supporting roles. The film had musical score by M. S. Viswanathan. The film was adapted from a stage play of the same name, written by Komal Swaminathan.[1]


Appasamy (V. K. Ramasamy) is an appalam merchant with his wife Bhakyam (S. N. Parvathy). They don't have kids. Ravi (Jaishankar) is a law college student who can play football. He works part-time, distributing newspapers to houses and as a tutor for managing his educational and accommodation expenses. Thandavam (S. V. Sahasranamam) has a huge family with his wife (Gandhimathi), son Subbu (Nagesh) and nine other kids. Kanchana (Lakshmi) lives with her father Rajavelu (V. S. Raghavan), whose Manager is Nesamani Ponnaiya (A. R. Srinivasan). Rajavelu is insane because he has lost Rs. 2 Lakh in Kolkatta Palace Hotel, which was given by Nesamani Ponnaiya. Nurse Christy (Rama Prabha) takes care of Rajavelu. One time, Subbu requests his father Thandavam to give Rs. 25 to watch an English movie but he refuses. So Subbu steals one old chair (which Thandavam says to his wife was a Nawab's chair) and sells it in an auction shop for Rs. 25. The auction shop owner sells the chair for Rs. 250 to Appasamy by telling that because of that chair, the Nawab got many kids. Appasamy brings the chair to his house. Meanwhile, Thandavam, on hearing that the chair was sold to auction shop and later to Appasamy, he sends Subbu out of the house. Then Thandavam makes a plan to steal the chair from Appasamy's house. So he portrays himself as a Sadhu and tells Appasamy that in order to get a kid, he should rent to a family with 10 kids (forgetting that Subbu has gone out of his house). Ravi, at this time, comes to meet Thandavam for accommodation. Thandavam requests Ravi to act as his son and they all enter Appasamy's house. Kanchana thinks that Ravi has stolen that 2 lakh rupees, and joins Thandavam as his sister's daughter. Kanchana then realizes that Ravi has not stolen the money. The suspicion falls on Appasamy and Subbu, but on inquiries it is found they are also innocent. One day, Ravi sees some 3 persons trying to take the Nawab's chair with the help of the signal of a kerchief from the house. He decides to play a drama and tears off the chair seat, from which the 2 lakhs money flies. Thandavam claims it to be his money, but on inquiry, he says that money was given by Rajavelu. Disbelieving this, Thandavam is taken to Rajavelu's house. On hearing the news that money is gone, Rajavelu becomes mad really, who was acting till these days. Ravi then decides to give the money to the government, as it is black money. Appasamy is about to throw Thandavam and his family out, but on hearing that his wife is pregnant, he changes his mind and requests everyone to stay with him.



  • Art: Ramasami
  • Stills: Tiruchi K. Arunachalam
  • Publicity: Elegant
  • Design: Eswar
  • Processing: S. Ranganatha by Vijaya Laboratory
  • Audiography: M. P. Ramachandran
  • Re - Recording: J. J. Manickam
  • Choreography: P. S. Gopalakrishnan
  • Outdoor: Prasad Productions


Nawab Naarkali
Soundtrack album by
ProducerM. S. Viswanathan

The music was composed by M. S. Viswanathan and the lyrics were written by Kannadasan.

No. Song Singer Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 "Chappathi Chappathi Thaan" A. L. Raghavan L. R. Anjali Kannadasan 3:18
2 "Ponnar Meniyane" M. S. Viswanathan
3 "Yemma Kanna Athisayama" L. R. Eswari
4 "Yendi Kanna Athisayama"
5 "Senjikottaiyai" T. M. Soundararajan L. R. Anjali & S. C. Krishnan


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