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Kanmani Raja
Directed byDevaraj–Mohan
Produced byP. K. V. Sankaran and Arumugam
Written byBalamurugan
Story byBalamurugan
M. N. Rajam
Music byM. S. Viswanathan
CinematographyA. Soma Sundaram
Edited byR. Devarajan
Muthuvel Movies
Release date
21 March 1974
Running time
141 Mins

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Apple of my eye, my son) is a 1974 Indian Tamil-language drama directed by the duo Devaraj–Mohan. The film stars Sivakumar, Lakshmi, and M. N. Rajam in lead roles.[1][2] The film's soundtrack was composed by M. S. Viswanathan.


Rich businesswoman Jayalakshmi (M. N. Rajam) is possessive over her only son Selvam (Sivakumar). Janaki (Lakshmi) comes from a poor family and meets Selvam while working as a shop assistant. The two fall in love and eventually marry with Jayalakshmi's approval. Tensions arise as Jayalakshmi's possessiveness turns into paranoia and drives a wedge between Janaki and Selvam.


  • Sivakumar as Selvam
  • Lakshmi as Janaki
  • M. N. Rajam as Jayalakshmi
  • Thengai Srinivasan as Muthumaalai
  • Manorama as Ranjana
  • Kumari Padmini as Vijaya
  • Senthamarai as Janaki's father
  • Usha as Kanchana
  • 'Master' Raghuraman as Raja


  • Art: Babu
  • Makeup: V. Manickam and Sethu
  • Costumes: P. Ramakrishnan and Nagarajan
  • Stills: Simmaiyya and Anand
  • Design: Dheenan
  • Publicity: Elegant
  • Processing: R. Parameshvaran by AVM film Laboratory
  • Audiography (song): S. P. Ramanathan and R. Kannan
  • Audiography (dialogue): V. S. M. Gopalram
  • Re—Recording: J. J. Manickam
  • Choreography: Saliem


Kanmani Raja

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Music was composed by M. S. Viswanathan and lyrics were written by Kannadasan. The playback singers consist of Pushpalatha, P. Suseela, L. R. Eswari, S. Janaki and S. P. Balasubramanyam.

No. Songs Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 "Odam Kadalodum" P. Suseela S. P. Balasubrahmanyam Kannadasan 04:23
2 "Hey Machan" L. R. Eswari S. Janaki 03:59
3 "Kadhal Vilayada" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam P. Suseela 04:14
4 "Naan Anaiyittal" Pushpalatha 03:53

External links[edit]

Category:1974 films Category:Indian films Category:1970s Tamil-language films Category:Indian black-and-white films Category:Films directed by Devaraj–Mohan


  1. "kanmani raja". cinestan. Retrieved 2020-02-12.
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3TeeRTUipw/
  3. https://www.amazon.com/Kanmani-Raja-Manorama/dp/B079ZMCSPD

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