Arasilankumari (Eng: Princess) is a 1961 Indian Tamil-language historical adventure film directed by A. S. A. Sami and A. Kasilingam, and produced by M. Somasundaram under Jupiter Pictures. An adaptation of the 1952 film Scaramouche, itself based on a 1921 novel of the same name, it stars M. G. Ramachandran, Padmini and Rajasulochana. The film was originally directed by Sami, and completed by Kasilingam. It was released on 1 January 1961.
Arivazhagan (M. G. Ramachandran) has a sister Anbukarasi (Padmini). Anbukarasi falls in love with Vetrivelan (M. N. Nambiar), who is commander-in-chief of the royal army, but he tells Anbukarasi and Arivazhagan that he is just an ordinary citizen of the kingdom and marries Anbukarasi. Arivazhagan leaves on a mission after his sister’s marriage. After some time, Vetrivelan deserts his wife and child and returns to the palace. He starts plotting against the royal family. How his plans are set at naught by the hero and how his wife fights for him against her own brother form the rest of the film.
Directed by A. S. A. Sami & A. Kasilingam
Screenplay by A. S. A. Sami
Story by M. Karunanidhi
Based on Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini
Produced by M. Somasundaram
Starring M. G. Ramachandran, Padmini, Rajasulochana
Cinematography P. Dattu & P. Ramasamy
Edited by G. D. Joshi, M. Kannan & N. P. Sarathi
Music by G. Ramanathan
Production Jupiter Pictures
Release date 1 January 1961
Running time 140 minutes