Baghdad Thirudan (English: The Thief of Bagdad) is a 1960 Black-and-white swashbuckler Tamil film produced and directed by T. P. Sundaram. The film starred M. G. Ramachandran and Vyjayanthimala in the lead with M. N. Nambiar, T. S. Balaiah, T. R. Ramachandran, S. A. Ashokan, M. N. Rajam, A. Sandhya and S. N. Lakshmi forms an ensemble cast. The film was a remake of 1924 silent film The Thief of Bagdad and was inspired by 1951 Tony Curtis-starrer, The Prince Who Was A Thief.
Following the betrayal of the Prime Minister, the Maharaja and the Maharani of the kingdom are murdered and their son, MGR, is hidden in a herd of cows. MGR is found by robbers hidden in the forest and eventually grows up to become their leader. The two impostors who sit on the throne have a daughter and a child servant who poses as the son who survived the death of the former royal couple. MGR, a sort of Robin Hood, robs the rich to give to the poor and strives to reconquer his kingdom.
Directed by T. P. Sundaram
Produced by T. P. Sundaram & Harilal Patoviya
Written by A. S. Muthu
Story by A. S. Muthu
Starring M. G. Ramachandran, Vyjayanthimala, M. N. Nambiar, T. S. Balaiah, T. R. Ramachandran, M. N. Rajam
Music by G. Govindarajulu Naidu
Cinematography M. Krishnaswamy
Edited by G. D. Joshi
Production Southern Movies
Distributed by Southern Movies
Release dates 6 May 1960
Running time 170 mins