Karkottai

Karkottai (lit.Rock Fort) is a 1954 Indian Tamil-language film produced and directed by Kemparaj Urs. The film featured Kemparaj and Krishna Kumari in the lead roles.[2] It is based on The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas.

Karkottai
Poster
Tamilகற்கோட்டை
Directed byKemparaj Urs
Produced byKemparaj Urs
Screenplay byV. Gopalan
S. R. Krishna Aiyangar
Based onThe Count of Monte Cristo
by Alexandre Dumas
StarringKemparaj
K. Sarangkapani
Krishna Kumari
B. R. Panthulu
Music byS. V. Venkatraman
G. Ramanathan
CinematographyMadhur
Edited byPaul, G. Yadav
Production
company
Kemparaj Productions
Release date
  • 12 March 1954 (1954-03-12) (India)
[1]
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

Cast and crew

The lists of Cast and Crew are adapted from the database of Film News Anandan.[1]

Cast

Crew

  • Producer: Kemparaj
  • Director: Kemparaj
  • Dialogues: V. Gopalan, S. R. Krishna Aiyangar
  • Cinematography: Madhur
  • Editing: Paul, G. Yadav
  • Art: Vardhukar
  • Choreography: Hiralal

Production

Karkottai was based on The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas.[4] It was also produced in Kannada under the title Jaladurga.[1][5]

Soundtrack

Music was composed by S. V. Venkatraman and G. Ramanathan while the lyrics were penned by Srimathi Rajeswary.[6] List of songs is given below.[7]

Songs

  1. "O! Kappalottu Thamizhaa"
  2. "Naan Ingu Thaniyaaga, Nee Angu Thaniyaaga"
  3. "Inbamaa, Nee Thunbamaa"
  4. "Kovilukku Odiduvaar Govinda"
  5. "Avan Seyyum Leelaikku"

References

  1. Film News Anandan (23 October 2004). Sadhanaigal Padaitha Thamizh Thiraipada Varalaru [History of Landmark Tamil Films] (in Tamil). Chennai: Sivakami Publishers. Archived from the original on 26 March 2017.
  2. "Karkottai (1954 – Tamil)". gomolo.com. Archived from the original on 16 March 2012.
  3. Rajadhyaksha & Willemen 1998, pp. 113-114.
  4. The Indian Express, 26 February 1954. p. 3
  5. Rajadhyaksha & Willemen 1998, p. 228.
  6. "Padalgal Palavidham". mayyam.com. Archived from the original on 22 January 2013.
  7. G. Neelamegam. Thiraikalanjiyam — Part 1 (in Tamil). Manivasagar Publishers, Chennai 108 (Ph:044 25361039). First edition December 2014. p. 69.

Bibliography

Karkottai on IMDb

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