Kumari Kottam

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Directed by P. Neelakantan
Produced by Kovai Chezhiyan
Written by Sornam
Screenplay by Sornam
Story by V. C. Guhanathan
Starring M. G. Ramachandran
S. A. Ashokan
Cho Ramaswamy
Music by M. S. Viswanathan
Cinematography Amirtham
Edited by G. Kalyanasundaram
Distributed by Kay Cee Films
Release date
  • 26 January 1971 (1971-01-26)
Country India
Language Tamil

KUMARI KOTTAM is a 1971 Tamil language drama film, directed by P. Neelakantan.

The film features M. G. Ramachandran and Jayalalithaa in dual roles. It was a super hit movie that ran more than 100 days in Chennai, Madurai and Trichy. The film, produced by Kovai Chezhiyan, had musical score by M. S. Viswanathan, was released on Republic day of 1971 and became a super hit at the box office.


Somu agrees to marry his daughter to his close friend Muthaiya's son. Muthaiya has helped him in all instances.

One day, he gets a letter from his late wife's cousin stating that Somu and his daughter must come to own Somu's father in law's wealth. He refuses the offer as he doesn't have money to go, Muthaiya sells his wife's jewellery to send him.

Many years later, Somu and his daughter are leading a luxurious life. Muthaiya's son Gopal enters the house as a gardener.

Soon Muthaiya comes to Somu to remind him of his promise to get his daughter married to his son. But he refuses stating he is a mere gardener forgetting all the old sacrifices. Muthaiya is offended in public and attempts suicide, but is saved at the last moment by Gopal.

Gopal then promises to teach a lesson to Somu and his daughter.


Actor Role
M. G. Ramachandran as Gopal, (after Mister Pal)
Jayalalithaa as Kumari and Record dancer Mayadevi
Lakshmi as Uma, Sethupathi's daughter
Sachu as Singhari, Rathnam' sister
S. A. Ashokan as Sethupathi, Uma's father
V. K. Ramasamy as Somu, Kumari's father
R. S. Manohar as Rathnam, Kumari's uncle
Muthaiyya as Muthaiya, Gopal's father
Cho Ramaswamy as Babu, Gopal's friend

The casting is established according to the original order of the credits of opening of the movie, except those not mentioned.

About the movie

The film, produced by Kovai Chezhiyan, had musical score by M. S. Viswanathan, was released on Republic day of 1971 and became a super hit at the box office.

The second production of Kay Cee Films, with MGR, was UZHAIKKUM KARANGAL, in 1976.

This was the last movie for N. S. Nadarajan, who usually acted as Kundumani's friend in MGR's movies for a long time.

KUMARI KOTTAM was the tenth realization of the director P. Neelakantan for a movie of MGR.

At the beginning of the movie, MGR has a small beard which disappears very fast (she reminds us of another of MGR's movies, THANIPPIRAVI). We see her for the last time in the song, "Adi Maddhalam Kotti...", while MGR studies in the garden under a lamppost and while Jayalalithaa and his friends make noise at her balcony. The new MGR, without beard, appears in 37 minutes of the movie, during the competition of disguise.

The character of Jayalalithaa, Kumari looks like the one that she holds in another MGR, Rani Chidhambaram Pilai from KANAVAN, in 1968.

Jayalalithaa holds two roles in KUMARI KOTTAM.


The music was composed by M. S. Viswanathan. All songs were super hits.[1]

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 "Ennamma Rani" T. M. Soundararajan Alangudi Somu 03:55
2 "Adi Maddhalam Kotti" L. R. Eswari Alangudi Somu 04:19
3 "Aaduvathu Udalukku" L. R. Eswari Pulamaipithan 03:12
4 "Vanthaan Aaiyah" T. M. Soundararajan Kannadasan 04:06
5 "Engey Aval" T. M. Soundararajan Pulamaipithan 03:23
6 "Naam Oruvarai" T. M. Soundararajan, L. R. Eswari Vaali 04:13


  1. ^ "Kumari Kottam songs". raaga. Retrieved 6 May 2013.

External links

Kumari Kottam on IMDb

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