Arunagirinathar is a 1964 Tamil biographical film directed by T. R. Ramanna and produced by B. S. Moorthy. The film’s script was written by Sakthi T. K. Krishnasamy. Soundtrack was composed by G. Ramanathan and T. R. Papa. The film stars T. M. Soundararajan in Title role with M. R. Radha, B. S. Saroja , Sharadha, C. Lakshmi Rajyam and Master Raghunath portraying supporting role.
Arunagiri (T. M. Soundararajan) was born in Tiruvannamalai. Arunagiri was attracted to the pleasure of the flesh and spent his youth in pursuing life of debauchery. His sister Aadhi Lakshmi (B. S. Saroja) always gave what ever she earned to make her brother happy and he frequented devadasi Maragatham(C. Lakshmi Rajyam). his sister tries to reform her brother Arunagiri, so she was arranged marriage for Gnana Valli (Sharadha). But arunagiri was feel about his unhappy married life. It was said since he was enjoying life luxuriously, he started to suffer Leprosy and which people started avoiding him.
There came when his sister had no money to meet his demands. She said that he should sell her in order to have money or who offers herself to him when no consequence of his depraved lifestyle. This shocks to him to core and changes his out look. He attempts suicide by jumping of a temple tower when Lord Muruga disguised as a Brahmin saves him, shows him to path of devotion and initiates him to compose the Thirupugazh, an anthology of songs dedicates to Muruga.
Directed by T. R. Ramanna
Produced by B. S. Moorthy
Written by Sakthi T. K. Krishnasamy
Starring T. M. Soundararajan, M. R. Radha, B. S. Saroja, C. Lakshmi Rajyam, Sharadha
Music by G. Ramanathan & T. R. Papa
Cinematography G. K. Ramu
Edited by D. K. Shankar
Production Baba Arts Productions
Distributed by Baba Arts Productions
Release dates 7 February 1964
Running time 120 mins