Raman Ethanai Ramanadi
|Raman Ethanai Ramanadi|
|Directed by||P. Madhavan|
|Produced by||P. Madhavan|
|Written by||Bala Murugan|
K. R. Vijaya
M. N. Nambiar
S. V. Ramadoss
Chittor V. Nagaiah
|Music by||M. S. Viswanathan|
|Cinematography||P. N. Sundaram|
|Edited by||R. Devarajan|
Arun Prasad Movies
|Distributed by||Sivaji Productions|
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.
- Sivaji Ganesan as Sappattu Raman / Actor Vijayakumar / Veera Shivaji Get-up role
- K. R. Vijaya as Devaki
- R. Muthuraman
- Baby Rani as younger Sumathi
- M. Bhanumathi as Sumathi
- Master Prabhakar as younger Gopi
- Sudhir as Gopi
- S. N. Lakshmi as Raman's grandma
- Guest Appearance
- M. N. Nambiar as Rajarathnam (Poongudi minor, Devaki's Uncle)
- Padmini as Actor Padmini (Guest role)
- Chittor V. Nagaiah as Chittoor V. Nagaiah Director (Guest role)
- S. V. Ramadoss as Balu
- Kathadi Ramamurthy
- Goundamani as school van driver (cameo role)
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.
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.
|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|
Raman Ethanai Ramanadi was released on 15 August 1970.
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