Arasa Kattalai ( Eng: King’s Order), is a 1967 Indian Tamil written and directed by M. G. Chakrapani, starring M. G. Ramachandran in the lead role, with Saroja Devi, J. Jayalalitha, M. N. Nambiar and S. A. Asokan among others enacting supporting roles. The film ran for 70 days.
Of the time of big Indian kings…
A monarch (P. S. Veerappa) estimates to have committed a terrible fault and commits suicide to repair her, not without having indicated his successor : Vijayan (MGR), a man of the people, that one even, who had come punish him, a fearless knight, for a big bravery.
Before dying, he (P. S. Veerappa) also orders him (MGR) to protect his subjects and to put back the power in the hands of the people.
So by acting, the deceased king had also just thwarted the machiavellian intentions of its Minister (R. S. Manohar).
Indeed, this traitor intends to seize the throne.
But it will be for another time, because this sinister dignitary (R. S. Manohar) is going to make every effort to put sticks in wheels in the reforms of Vijayan.
To begin by eliminating him…
Directed by M. G. Chakrapani
Produced by M. C. Ramamoorthy
Written by Sornam
Screenplay by R. M. Veerappan, Ve. Lakshmanan & S. K. T. Samy
Starring M. G. Ramachandran, B. Saroja Devi, Jayalalitha, M. N. Nambiar, S. A. Asokan
Music by K. V. Mahadevan
Cinematography A. Shanmugam
Edited by K. Narayanan
Production Sathyaraja Pictures
Distributed by Sathyaraja Pictures
Release dates 19 May 1967
Running time 132 mins