Kalathur Kannamma

Kalathur Kannamma English Kannamma of Kalathur is an Indian Tamil romantic drama film produced by A. V. Meiyappan and directed by A. Bhimsingh. The film stars Gemini Ganesan and Savitri in the lead, while Kamal Hassan made his debut in this film as a child artist. T. S. Balaiah, Devika and S. V. Subbaiah play supporting roles. The films critically acclaimed soundtrack was composed by R. Sudharsanam. The film tells the story of a young couple a wealthy zamindars son and a farmers daughter who are separated by unfortunate circumstances, while their innocent son is forced to grow up in an orphanage.

Rajalingam Gemini Ganesan is the only son of Ramalingam T. S. Balaiah, the zamindar of Kalathur. Kannamma Savithri is the daughter of Murugan S. V. Subbaiah, a farmer of the same place. On the zamindars advice, Murugan sends his daughter to Madras for higher education. While returning from Madras, Kannamma meets Raja in the train. Noticing her respect and awe for the zamindar, Raja calls himself an electrician visiting the zamin palace. They fall in love. A few days later, Kannamma learns the truth and to reassure her, Raja marries her secretly in a temple.Two days later, Raja has to go abroad for higher studies. During his absence, Ramalingam learns of the marriage and orders Kannamma to forget his son. Moved by the zamindars feelings, Kannamma promises never to mention their marriage to anyone. Kannamma is now in the family way. Ramalingam arranges for the stay of Murugan and Kannamma in a nearby town, Sevalpatti. Murugan, who is ashamed of Kannammas love affair, leaves Kannammas newborn son in an orphanage and lies that the child was stillborn. They both decide to leave the place and settle in Bangalore. ........

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