|Produced by||S. Maniyan|
Vidwan V. Lakshmanan
|Starring||M. G. Ramachandran|
|Edited by||M. Umanath|
Idhaya Veenai (transl. The Heart's Veena) is a 1972 Indian Tamil-language film, directed by R. Krishnan and S. Panju, starring M. G. Ramachandran in the lead role, with Lakshmi, Manjula, Sivakumar, M. N. Nambiar and M. G. Chakrapani among others. It ran more than 100 days in Chennai, Madurai and Trichy. It became super hit at the box office
Somewhere in Chennai, several years previously, a young Sundaram was driven away from home by Sivaraman, his father, a severe lawyer.
Sivaraman denies his son. Sundaram makes a promise to his father, that one day, he will beg him to recognize him.
He currently lives in the Kashmir as a tourist guide.
When he finds Nalini, his younger sister, in the middle of a group of students, Sundaram decides to go back home, to gain knowledge of her and help the situation.
But at the beginning, he incurs only troubles, in particular, with Kirymani, the lover of Nalini and Annamalai, a man with a double life.
The casting is established according to the original order of the credits of opening of the movie, except those not mentioned.
|M. G. Ramachandran||Sundaram|
|M. N. Nambiar||Annamalai|
|M. G. Chakrapani||Sivaraman|
|R. S. Manohar||Karmegam|
|Thengai Srinivasan||K. Muthu alias Kali Muthu|
|Poornam Viswanathan||Kumarswamy, Vimala's father|
|A. Sakunthala||Vasantha, Annamalai's young sister|
|G. Sakunthala||Mangalam, Sivaraman's wife|
|Master Sekhar||Young Sundaram|
|Master Prabhakar||Young K. Muthu|
|Ennatha Kannaiya||snake charmer|
|Idichapuli Selvaraj||Patient's brother|
|Isari Velan||The seller of Masala Vadai|
The music was composed by Shankar-Ganesh. The song "Kashmir Beautiful" attained popularity. Veena player Raghavan was initially approached to play the veena, but declined due to scheduling conflicts; his son R. Parthasarathy signed on instead.
|1||"Aanandham Indru"||T. M. Soundararajan, S. Janaki||Vaali||03:28|
|2||"Kashmir Beautiful"||T. M. Soundararajan||07:28|
|4||"Oru Vaalum"||T. M. Soundararajan||03:38|
|5||"Pon Andhi"||T. M. Soundararajan, P. Susheela||Pulamaipithan||05:49|
|6||"Thirunirai Selvi"||T. M. Soundararajan||Vaali||04:14|
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