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Padagotti is a 1964 Tamil-language Drama motion picture directed by T. Prakash Rao and produced by G. N. Velumani under the banner of Saravana Films. Manickam (M. G. Ramachandran) is the leader of a small fishing community named Thirukaai Meenavargal. In the same area, Alaiyappan (S. V. Ramadoss) is the leader of an opposing fishing community named Sura Meenavargal. The enmity between the two groups goes way beyond competition. While Manickam is honest, compassionate and principled, his counterpart, Alaiyappan, is exactly the opposite, driven mainly by greed. Manickam's father main wish is to end the dispute between the two groups, and he persuades them to be friends. However the Sura Meenavargal refuse, and beat him to death. Manickam promises to fulfill his father's wish, and works hard to end the dispute. The person responsible for fuelling this enmity between the two groups is the man who stands to gain the most from it all - The village zamindar Yajaman (M. N. Nambiar). Alaiyappan's blind allegiance is to the Zamindar. Manickam soon falls in love with Alaiyappan's daughter Muthazhagi (Saroja Devi), and she shows the same. However, their romance is strongly disapproved of by their communities.When Manickam again goes to Sura Meenavargal to k peace, he is beaten up to his apparent death. Because of this, his men nearly kill Alaiyappan, who is then saved by a mysterious old man. Thankful to the old man, Alaiyappan allows him to stay with for the night at his home. Muthazhagi later realises the old man is actually Manickam in disguise, but keeps it a secret from everyone. One day, it is a boat race between the two communities. But Manickam (still in disguise) chooses to go with Sura Meenavargal, and they eventually win the race. However, his fake beard falls down after the race, and everyone recognises him as Manickam. The Thirukaai Meenavargal, enraged for his betrayal, force him to leave Muthazhagi. When Alaiyappan suddenly goes bankrupt, the zamindar agrees to help him, but wants to be married to Muthazhagi in return. Alaiyappan, initially hesitant, later agrees but Muthazhagi is not ready. She i. Padagotti stars M. G. Ramachandran, B. Saroja Devi, Saroja Devi B., M.g. Ramachandran, Ashokan, Jayanthi and S.v. Ramadoss. The screenplay is written by Sakthi T. K. Krishnasamy. The music was composed by Viswanathan Ramamoorthy. Cinematography was done by P. L. Roy and editing by C. P. Jambulingam. It was released on 3rd November 1964.

Directed by T Prakash Rao, starring MG Ramachandran and Saroja Devi in the lead roles.

Release Date 03 NOV 1964




Cast & Crew

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  • Gn Velumani
    ( Producer )
  • Sakthi Tk Krishnasamy
    ( Writer )
  • Sakthi Tk Krishnasamy
    ( Dialogue writer )
  • Ms Viswanathan
    ( Music director )
  • Tk Ramamoorthy
    ( Music director )