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Namma Kuzhandaigal
Namma Kuzhandaigal.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Tamilநம்ம குழந்தைகள்
Directed bySrikanth
Story byPoovannan
Based onAalam Vizhudhu
by Poovannan
Produced byD. Ramanaidu
StarringMajor Sundarrajan
Pandari Bai
Vennira Aadai Nirmala
Music byM. S. Viswanathan
Production
company
Release date
  • 27 February 1970 (1970-February-27)
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

Namma Kuzhandaigal (transl. Our children) is a 1970 Indian Tamil-language children's film directed by Srikanth and produced by D. Ramanaidu. It is based on writer Poovannan's novel Aalam Vizhudhu. The film stars Major Sundarrajan, Pandari Bai and Vennira Aadai Nirmala in the lead roles. It was released on 27 February 1970, and won three Tamil Nadu State Film Awards: Third Best Film, Best Female Playback Singer for S. Janaki, and Best Story Writer for Poovannan.

Cast

Master Sridhar,[3] S. N. Surendar,[2] Prabhakar, Master Sekhar, Roja Ramani and Leela Jayalakshmi are child artists.[1]

Production

Namma Kuzhandaigal is based on writer Poovannan's novel Aalam Vizhudhu.[4] It was directed by Srikanth and produced by D. Ramanaidu under Vijaya & Suresh Combines, while the dialogues were written by Thuraiyur K. Murthi.[5] The final cut of the film was 4,308.03 metres (14,134.0 ft).[6]

Soundtrack

The soundtrack was composed by M. S. Viswanathan, while the lyrics were written by Kannadasan.[5]

Tracklist[7]
No.TitleSinger(s)Length
1."Seethakkalappa"Sirkazhi Govindarajan6:45
2."Radhaiyai"S. Janaki3:24

Release and reception

Namma Kuzhandaigal was released on 27 February 1970.[5] The Indian Express said the following day, "To inculcate values prudence, simplicity and honesty in children the movie has meandered into three tracts. Even so the first half of the film is very gripping. In the second half there are many unnecessary incidents and characters not related to the children's film. If one can ignore these it is recommendable film. The attempt is laudable."[8] At the Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, the film won the following awards: Best Story Writer for Poovannan,[9] Third Best Film,[10][11] and Best Female Playback Singer for S. Janaki.[12]

References

  1. ^ a b c "சினிமாவில் வெற்றிக்கொடி நாட்டிய குழந்தைகள்!". Dina Thanthi (in Tamil). 4 June 2016. Archived from the original on 21 November 2016. Retrieved 26 November 2018.((cite news)): CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  2. ^ a b "பின்னணிக்குரலில் முன்னணிக் கலைஞர்!". Kungumam (in Tamil). 21 March 2016. Archived from the original on 26 November 2018. Retrieved 26 November 2018.
  3. ^ "குழந்தை நட்சத்திரங்களின் துறுதுறுப்பு". Thinakaran (in Tamil). 17 September 2013. Archived from the original on 27 November 2018. Retrieved 27 November 2018.
  4. ^ "சிறார் இலக்கியச் சாதனையாளர்கள்". Hindu Tamil Thisai. 12 November 2016. Archived from the original on 25 April 2018. Retrieved 26 November 2018.
  5. ^ a b c "Namma Kuzhandaigal". The Indian Express. Madras. 27 February 1970. p. 14.
  6. ^ "Namma Kuzhanthaigal (Celluloid)". Central Board of Film Certification. Archived from the original on 26 November 2018. Retrieved 26 November 2018.
  7. ^ "Namma Kuzhandaigal". Gaana. Archived from the original on 27 November 2018. Retrieved 27 November 2018.
  8. ^ "Cinema". The Indian Express. Madras. 28 February 1970. p. 12.
  9. ^ "Poovannan dead". The Hindu. 12 January 2013. ISSN 0971-751X. Archived from the original on 8 April 2014. Retrieved 26 November 2018.
  10. ^ Anandan, Film News (2004). Sadhanaigal Padaitha Thamizh Thiraipada Varalaru [Tamil film history and its achievements] (in Tamil). Sivagami Publications. pp. 7–19.
  11. ^ Ettirājan̲, Je (1988). Varalār̲u paṭaittavar varalār̲u: Ṭākṭar Pūvaṇṇan̲in̲ vāl̲kkai varalār̲u (in Tamil). Kul̲antai Ilakkiyak Kal̲akam. p. 117.
  12. ^ "Awards and Achievements". SJanaki.net. Archived from the original on 13 August 2019. Retrieved 27 November 2018.