Annamitta Kai

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.[1]

Annamitta Kai
Tamilஅன்னமிட்ட கை
Directed byM. Krishnan
Produced byM. S. Sivaswamy
Written byA. L. Narayanan
Screenplay byG. Balasubramaniam
Story byG. Balasubramaniam
Music byK. V. Mahadevan
CinematographyK. S. Prasath
Edited byK. Narayanan
Ramachandra Productions
Distributed byEm. Gee. Yaar. Productions
Release date
  • 15 September 1972 (1972-09-15)
Running time
164 mins


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.


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.[2]

No.SongSingersLyricsLength (m:ss)
1"16 Vayathinilae 17 Pillayamma"P. SusheelaVaali03.32
2"Annamitta Kai"T. M. Soundararajan03.56
3"Onnonna Onnonna"T. M. Soundararajan, P. Susheela03.22
4"Mayangi Vitten"T. M. Soundararajan, P. Susheela04.11
5"Azhagukku"T. M. Soundararajan, S. Janaki04.59

Release and Reception

This movie ran for 75 days and was one of the hit movies of (MGR).[3]

This was the last movie of (MGR) while he was in (DMK). After 1 month of release of this movie, he has come out from that party and started his own (AIADMK) party on 17 October 1972.


  1. "Annamitta Kai". Retrieved 8 January 2015.
  2. "Annamitta Kai Songs". Retrieved 8 January 2015.
  3. "Annamitta Kai Records". srimgr. Retrieved 29 July 2017.