Kai Kodutha Dheivam (English: God Who Offered His Hand) is a Tamil language movie starring Sivaji Ganesan, S. S. Rajendran, Savithri and K. R. Vijaya in the lead roles. The film was released on 18 July 1964. The film was remade in Hindi as Pyar Ki Kahani (1971) with Amitabh Bachchan.
The soundtrack is composed by Viswanathan Ramamoorthy while the lyrics were written by Mahakavi Bharathiyar & Kannadasan. The songs “Aayirathil Oruthi” and “Sidhunadhi” were well received. Telugu portions of song “Sindhunadhi” was performed by Telugu composer J. V. Raghavulu.
Relates the true meaning of friendship between two youths, Raghu (Sivaji Ganesan) and Ravi (S. S. Rajendran). Ravi leaves his hometown in Tamil Nadu and comes to Amritsar. Here, Raghu finds him in an unconscious state and takes him home. Raghu sacrifices his managerial post and gives it to Ravi. Ravi, however, does not reveal his true identity and the real reason for leaving home. As per his parents wish, Ragu sees a girl to marry. However, when Ravi sees the photograph of the girl, he asks Rghu not to marry her. A shocking truth about the girl is then revealed to Raghu.
Directed by K. S. Gopalakrishnan
Produced by M. S. Velappan
Written by T. S. Mahadevan & K. S. Gopalakrishnan
Starring Sivaji Ganesan, S. S. Rajendran, Savithri, K. R. Vijaya
Music by Viswanathan Ramamoorthy
Cinematography M. Karnan
Distributed by Sri Ponni Productions
Release dates 18 July 1964
Running time 164 minutes