Kanavan (English: The Husband), is a 1968 Indian Tamil film, directed by P. Neelakantan, starring M. G. Ramachandran in the lead role and Jayalalithaa, with C. R. Vijayakumari, S. A. Asokan, Cho among others. The film was dubbed into Hindi as Aakhri Nishan. The “Puratchi Nadhigar” MGR which is the author of the story of Kanavan, was inspired by two narratives – the Russian novel Woodcutter and the English play The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare.
To inherit, Rani (Jayalalithaa), a charming birdbrain, has to marry in urgency. She chooses a person sentenced to death, the good Velaiya (MGR). Acquitted at the last minute, Velaiya comes to settle down with his beautiful Rani.
He has decided well to give her a lesson in the hardness of life…
Directed by Pa.Neelakandan
Produced by Sadaïyappan
Written by Sornam
Story by M. G. Ramachandran
Starring M. G. Ramachandran, Jayalalitha, C. R. Vijayakumari, S. A. Asokan, R. S. Manohar, Cho
Music by M. S. Viswanathan
Cinematography V. Ramamoorthy
Edited by G. D. Joshi
Production Sathiya Studios
Distributed by Valli Films (Madras)
Release date 15 August 1968