Raman Ethanai Ramanadi

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Raman Ethanai Ramanadi
Raman Ethanai Ramanadi.jpg
Directed byP. Madhavan
Produced byP. Madhavan
Written byBala Murugan
StarringSivaji Ganesan
K. R. Vijaya
Padmini
Muthuraman
M. N. Nambiar
S. V. Ramadoss
Chittor V. Nagaiah
Music byM. S. Viswanathan
CinematographyP. N. Sundaram
Edited byR. Devarajan
Production
company
Arun Prasad Movies
Distributed bySivaji Productions
Release date
  • 15 August 1970 (1970-08-15)
Running time
146 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

Raman Ethanai Ramanadi (transl. Ram, there are so many Rams my dear) is a 1970 Tamil language film, directed by P. Madhavan. The film features Sivaji Ganesan, K. R. Vijaya and R. Muthuraman in lead roles. The film had musical score by M. S. Viswanathan. The film won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Tamil for the year. P. Madhavan also directed the Hindi remake Ram Tere Kitne Naam.[1]

Cast[edit]

Guest Appearance

Production[edit]

In the 1940s, Ganesan portrayed the Maratha king Shivaji in the play Sivaji Kanda Hindu Rajyam, written by C. N. Annadurai and won the prefix "Sivaji" from E. V. Ramasamy. A portion from the play was used in the film. Producers thanked Annadurai's family for permitting them to use the episode in the film. Kannadasan wrote the dialogues for the portion.[4]

Themes[edit]

Film historian Mohan Raman notes that the film has multiple references to Ganesan's personal life. He considers the scene where Raman looks at a particular character and says, "Arasiyal theriyadhavana naan?" (Am I someone who does not know about politics?) as an indirect response to the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam government which had questioned his political knowledge.[5]

Soundtrack[edit]

The music was composed by M. S. Viswanathan.[6]

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length
1 "Ammadi Ponnukku" T. M. Soundararajan Kannadasan 03:40
2 "Chithirai Maadham" P. Susheela 03:59
3 "Nilavu Vanthu" P. Susheela 04:22
4 "Ammadi Ponnukku" (Sad) T. M. Soundararajan 02:59
5 "Chera Chola Pandiyar" L. R. Eswari, P. Madhuri 04:47

Release[edit]

Raman Ethanai Ramanadi was released on 15 August 1970.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shah, Harish (2018). Tryst With Films. Notion Press.
  2. ^ Ashok, A. V. (19 July 2002). "Incredible charisma on screen". The Hindu. Retrieved 19 August 2018.
  3. ^ Ramji, V. (29 October 2018). "ஒரேநாளில் ரெண்டு சிவாஜி படங்கள் – எங்கிருந்தோ வந்தாள், சொர்க்கம்; 48 வருடங்கள்!". Kamadenu (in Tamil). Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  4. ^ Vamanan (25 December 2017). "கலைமாமணி வாமனனின் 'நிழலல்ல நிஜம்' – 108 | மராட்டிய வீரர் சிவாஜியை நடிகர் சிவாஜி கணேசன் சந்தித்ததும் சந்திக்காமல் போனதும்!". Dinamalar (in Tamil). Nellai. Retrieved 19 August 2018.
  5. ^ Darshan, Navein (11 February 2019). "I, me, myself". Cinema Express. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  6. ^ "Raman Ethanai Ramanadi (1970)". Raaga.com. Archived from the original on 15 August 2014. Retrieved 9 May 2014.
  7. ^ "Raman Ethanai Ramanadi". The Indian Express. 15 August 1970. p. 12.

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