Naanal (transl. Reed) is a 1965 Indian Tamil-language comedy-drama film, directed by K. Balachander and produced by G. N. Saravanan. It is based on his play of the same name. The film stars R. Muthuraman, Major Sundararajan, Srikanth, Sowcar Janaki, K. R. Vijaya and Nagesh. It was released on 24 December 1965.
|Directed by||K. Balachander|
|Screenplay by||K. Balachander|
by K. Balachander
|Produced by||G. V. Saravanan|
|Starring||R. Muthuraman |
K. R. Vijaya
|Cinematography||P. N. Sundaram|
|Edited by||N. R. Kittu |
|Music by||V. Kumar|
|Distributed by||Saravana Pictures|
|24 December 1965|
Four jailbirds escape from prison to take revenge on the judge who sentenced them. They take over his house, and the film builds around the judge and his family escaping from them.
- R. Muthuraman as Inspector Baskaran
- Major Sundararajan as Prisoner Arasu
- Sowcar Janaki as Savitri
- K. R. Vijaya as Jaya, Raghunathan's sister
- Srikanth as Murali, Raghunathan's brother
- Nagesh as Pattabi Raman
- S. N. Lakshmi as Lakshmi
- K. Vijayan as Judge Raghunathan
- Gemini Mali as Prisoner David
- Hari Krishnan as Prisoner Bairavan
- I. S. R. as Kesavan (Servant)
- Typist Gopu as Milk Man
Release and receptionEdit
|1||"Ennathaan Paaduvathu"||P. Susheela||03:59||Alangudi Somu|
|2||"Kuyil Koovi Thuyil Ezhuppa"||Soolamangalam Rajalakshmi||02:52|
|3||"Kuyil Koovi Thuyil Ezhuppa" – Sad||Soolamangalam Rajalakshmi & Major Sundararajan (dialogues)||03:26|
|4||"Vinnukku Melaadai"||T. M. Soundararajan & P. Susheela||05:39||Suratha|
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