Thaikku Thalaimagan

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Thaikku Thalaimagan
Thaikku Thalaimagan.jpg
Tamil தாய்க்கு தலைமகன்
Directed by M. A. Thirumugham
Produced by Sandow M. M. A. Chinnappa Thevar
Written by Sandow M. M. A. Chinnappa Thevar
Story by Sandow M. M. A. Chinnappa Thevar
Starring M. G. Ramachandran
S. V. Ranga Rao
S. A. Asokan
R. S. Manohar
Music by K. V. Mahadevan
Cinematography N. S. Varma
Edited by M. A. Thirumugham
Devar Films
Distributed by Devar Films
Release date
  • 13 January 1967 (1967-01-13)
Running time
145 minutes
Country India
Language Tamil

Thaikku Thalaimagan (The Elder Son of Mother) is a 1967 Tamil language drama film, directed by M. A. Thirumugham.

The film features M. G. Ramachandran and S. A. Ashokan in lead roles.


Within a peaceful family garage, The Marudhachalam Murthi Automobiles, a drama is slowly but surely being formed.

Indeed, Somaiya (S. A. Asokan), the elder son of this small company aims and aspires to unreal perspectives.

Whereas Marudhu (MGR) the younger brother behaves in a reflexive way, clearly more responsible.

But contrary to all expectations, their mother (S. N. Lakshmi) sides with her first-born, blinded by her love, she supports him in everything, while making her youngest son feel guilty, ceaselessly.

As if it was not enough, Somaiya became infatuated with a beautiful bitchy girl, Nalini (Rajasree) who sees more in his money than in the beautiful eyes.

Another version

Because he cannot remain distant, too long, from his unique daughter, Maruthi (Jayalalithaa), bride recently, with good Marudhu (M. G. Ramachandran) (younger son of modest one family), which holds with his older brother, Somaiya (S. A. Ashokan), a garage inherited from their deceased father, Maruthachalamurthi Automobiles, generous Pannaiyar Dharmalingham (S. V. Ranga Rao) develops then a plan with colorful sound driver Kuppu (Nagesh), in all innocence, without any defers without any back thoughts, to get closer to his child, as often as possible.

But that he (S. V. Ranga Rao) does not suspect, it is that he is going to break so, unintentionally, the happiness of the in-laws of Maruthi.

Indeed, Somaiya (S. A. Ashokan), the elder brother of Marudhu (MGR), feeds for a long time desires for sizes and the fortune of Pannaiyar Dharmalingham (S. V. Ranga Rao) goes up to him to the head, gives him ideas.

Informed intentions of the disconsolate father, Somaiya takes advantage of its distress to propose him another kind of calculation which Dharmalingham hurries to accept, without guessing of the fact that he brews in reality.

Worse, Somaiya, some times later, falls, in his turn, in the claws of a couple of swindlers, venal Nalini (Rajasree) and fatal Ranga (R. S. Manohar).

In fact, Ranga quenches a vengeance. In the past, he received a monumental correction administered by Marudhu, to have tried to dupe his older brother.

Ranga had sworn itself, since then, to return blow for blow and so held his revenge.

The first one (Nalini), thus, took care to count him floweret, whereas the second (Ranga) robbed him shamelessly, enormous sums, which borrowed Somaiya with the father-in-law of Marudhu.

Somaiya turned away, consequently of his affectionate wife (Sowcar Janaki), but also her mother (S. N. Lakshmi) who crossed him everything, for years, whether he is the elder son, his preference.

The forfeiture of Somaiya was an announced column even inevitable in spite of the efforts deployed by his younger brother Marudhu to prevent him from sinking...


Actor Role
M. G. Ramachandran as Marudhu (alias Marudhur), the younger brother
S. V. Ranga Rao as Cholaiya Pannaiyar Dharmalingham, Maruthi's father
S. A. Ashokan as Somu (alias Somaiya), the elder son
Nagesh as Kuppu, Pannaiyar Dharmalingham's driver
R. S. Manohar as Ranga, the building contractor (also a procurer)
Sandow M. M. A. Chinnappa Thevar as a close friend of Meenakshi's family, (the man splashed by Marudhu's motorcycle, at 0.10.22)
J. Jayalalitha as Maruthi
Sowcar Janaki as Gauwri, Somaiya's wife
Manorama as Munimma, Kuppu's lover
S. N. Lakshmi as Meenakshi, the mother of Somu and Marudhu
Baby R. Geetha as Mani, Somaiya's son
Rajasree (Guest-star) as Nalini

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 Sandow M. M. A. Chinnappa Thevar under Devar Films, had musical score by K. V. Mahadevan.

Thaikku Thalaimagan was almost darkened at its exit, on 13 January 1967, for Pongal of this year.

The day before the release of this film, MGR was assaulted by the actor M. R. Radha. The film took very big opening due to the attack on MGR.

Sandow M. M. A. Chinnappa Thevar transposes skillfully the first drama between two brothers, of The Bible: Cain and Abel.

Sandow, the big Tamil storyteller, borrows the main weft to include its elements which make his trademark if characteristic of its film universe.

The voice of MGR is particularly very beautiful in this movie. The songs were penned by Kannadasan.

The last 15 minutes of this drama are very poignant!

Thaikku Thalaimagan marks the twelfth MGR-Chinnappa Devar association.


The music was composed by K. V. Mahadevan

No. Song Singers Length (m:ss)
1 "Ainthikku Mele" L. R. Eswari 03:07
2 "Parthu Kondathu Kannukku" T. M. Soundararajan, P. Susheela 03:55
3 "Vazha Vendum Manam" T. M. Soundararajan, P. Susheela 03:44

External links

  • Thaikku Thalaimagan on IMDb
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