Thillana Mohanambal English The Dance Queen Mohanambal is a 1968 Indian Tamil musicaldrama film written, directed, distributed and produced by A. P. Nagarajan. The film stars Sivaji Ganesan, Padmini and T. S. Balaiah in the lead roles, with A. V. M. Rajan, Nagesh and Manorama in supporting roles. It tells the story of about Shanmugasundaram, a Nadaswaram b player who falls in love with Mohanambal, a Bharatanatyam dancer who reciprocates his feelings, but unfortunate circumstances and their egoistic nature prevents them from confessing their love for one another. How they overcome their selfcreated obstacles and those created by the people around them forms the rest of the story.
Sikkal Shanmugasundaram Sundaram Sivaji Ganesan is a devoted Nadaswaram player, but is shorttempered and sensitive. He meets Mohanambal Mohana Padmini, a Bharatnatyam dancer, and they fall in love with each other. Sundarams ego prevents him from developing his relationship with Mohanambal, who asks him to play a Thillana on his Nadaswaram while she dances. Mohanambals mother Vadivambal C. K. Saraswathi, an influential and mercenary woman, wants her daughter to marry a wealthy man so that she can settle down in life properly. Blinded by love, she disobeys her mother, creating a rift between them. Unaware of her feelings, Sundaram decides to leave the country along with Karuppayi Manorama, a folk dancer whom he considers to be his sister. Mohana calls him a coward and challenges him to stay, which he readily accepts. In a temple, Sundaram plays the Thillana and Mohana dances. Sundaram, impressed with Mohanas performance, crowns her the title Thillana Mohanambal. Suddenly Nagalingam E. R. Sahadevan, a landlord who wanted to marry Mohana, turns up to stab Sundaram with a poisoned knife out of jealousy. He came to the temple to kill Mohana.Sundaram is admitted to hospital but recovers from the incident. Later, he and Mohana meet in a concert programme where they perform, against Mohanas mothers wishes. For his personal gains, Savadal Vaithi Nagesh, a cunning man, befriends the Maharaja of Madhanpur M. N. Nambiar, who is the programmes chief guest. Vaithi promises to make Mohana the Maharajas mistress. Vaithi traps Mohana by telling her that the Maharaja has invited Nadhaswaram and Bharatanatyam performers to perform in his palace, and that Sundaram has also decided to attend. Mohana immediately accepts the offer and the two visit Madhanpur. Vaithi treats Sundarams group badly and Sundaram decides to leave. He sees Mohana visiting the Maharajas room. The Maharaja asks Mohana to be his mistress. but she rejects his advances and is rescued by the Maharajas wife, the Mahara