Annamitta Kai (transl. The hand that feeds) is a 1972 Tamil-language film, starring M. G. Ramachandran. It was produced by Ramachandra Productions, owned by M. S. Sivaswamy. Annamitta Kai was Ramachandran's last black and white movie.
|Directed by||M. Krishnan|
|Produced by||M. S. Sivaswamy|
|Written by||A. L. Narayanan|
|Screenplay by||G. Balasubramaniam|
|Story by||G. Balasubramaniam|
|Music by||K. V. Mahadevan|
|Cinematography||K. S. Prasath|
|Edited by||K. Narayanan|
|Distributed by||Em. Gee. Yaar. Productions|
To repair the past errors of their father, the half brothers Doreraj (MGR) and Selvaraj (M. N. Nambiar) exchange identities, making Selvaraj the heir. Doreraj is going to take care of Selvaraj's blind mother, and try to get his brother back to a virtuous life.
- M. G. Ramachandran as Doreraj (Raju)
- Jayalalitha as Seetha
- Bharathi as doctor Kalpana
- Pandari Bai as Sivagami, Selvaraj's mother
- M. N. Nambiar as Selvaraj
- R. S. Manohar as The manager Kannaga Rathnam, Kalpana's father
- V. K. Ramaswamy as postman Yezhaimalai
- Nagesh as The assistant-postman Thangaman
- Muthaiya as Sadhasivam Bhoobadhi, Doreraj & Selvaraj's father
- Geethanjali as Ladha, girl from Burma
- Manorama as nurse Thangame
- S. N. Lakshmi as Lakshimi, Doreraj's mother
- Master Sekhar as Doreraj (Child)
- Master Prabhakar as Selvaraj (Child)
The casting is established according to the original order of the credits of opening of the movie, except those not mentioned.
The movie originally started filming in 1966 with the 1st scene, but couldn't continue due to MGR's shooting incident. The rest of the movie was taken in 1972. Because the initial scene was in Black & White, the producers continued the rest in Black & White.
This was the second and last time Nagesh and Manorama acted side by side after they split up in 1970 during the Navagraham casting dispute. the first one was in Raman Thediya Seethai the same year (1972).
The music was composed by K. V. Mahadevan.
|1||"16 Vayathinilae 17 Pillayamma"||P. Susheela||Vaali||03.32|
|2||"Annamitta Kai"||T. M. Soundararajan||03.56|
|3||"Onnonna Onnonna"||T. M. Soundararajan, P. Susheela||03.22|
|4||"Mayangi Vitten"||T. M. Soundararajan, P. Susheela||04.11|
|5||"Azhagukku"||T. M. Soundararajan, S. Janaki||04.59|
Release and Reception
This movie ran for 75 days and was one of the hit movies of (MGR).