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Saalivaahanan Poster .jpg
Theatrical poster
Directed by B. N. Rao
Produced by Bhaskar Pictures
Written by B. S. Ramaiah (story)
Kambadasan (dialogue)
Starring Ranjan
T. R. Rajakumari
M. G. Ramachandran
K. L. V. Vasantha
Release date
16 February 1945
Country India
Language Tamil

Saalivaahanan is a Tamil language film starring Ranjan, T. R. Rajakumari, M. G. Ramachandran and K. L. V. Vasantha. The film was released in the 1945.[1] No print of the film is known to survive, making it a lost film.[2]


Actor Role
Ranjan Saalivahanan
T. R. Rajakumari Princess Chandralekha
M. G. Ramachandran Vikramaditya
K. L. V. Vasantha
M. R. Santhanalakshmi
T. S. Balaiah
N. S. Krishnan
T. A. Madhuram
Nagercoil K. Mahadevan


  • Producer:
  • Production Company: Bhaskar Pictures
  • Director: B. N. Rao
  • Music: Nagercoïl K.Mahadevan
  • Lyrics:
  • Story: B. S. Ramaiah
  • Screenplay:
  • Dialogues: Kambadasan
  • Art Direction:
  • Editing:
  • Choreography:
  • Cinematography:
  • Stunt:
  • Dance:
  • Studio: Central Studios


The film had a sequence, a love scene between Ranjan and T. R. Rajakumari, in colour. It was done by hand-tinting each frame of the sequence.

M. G. Ramachandran, who was acting in minor roles at that time, played as villain. According to film historian Randor Guy, during the shooting of a sword fight between Ranjan and Ramachandran, the latter complained to the director that "Ranjan was putting in too much of realism in the fencing which was likely to hurt him!"[1]


  1. Kayirai edutthukko by N. S. Krishnan & T. A. Madhuram


According to film historian Randor Guy, Saalivaahanan did not do well at the box office and the producers lost heavily in the process. He stated the film would be remembered for coloured sequence and the comedy of Krishnan-Mathuram.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Saalivaahanan 1945". The Hindu. 26 June 2011. Archived from the original on 23 January 2017. Retrieved 23 January 2017.
  2. ^ Rangarajan, Malathi (2017-08-31). "Another Anandan in the making". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2017-09-18.

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