Konjum Salangai (Eng: Enticing Anklets) is a 1962 Indian Tamil-language musical film directed by M. V. Raman. The film features Gemini Ganesan, Savitri, R. S. Manohar and Kumari Kamala in lead roles. The film, had musical score by S. M. Subbaiah Naidu and was released on 1962. The film was dubbed into Telugu as Muripinche Muvvalu. Konjum Salangai was the first Tamil film to be fully taken in Technicolor.
A king Parthiban (Ramadas) gifts a rare anklet (salangai) to a dancer Aparajita (Kumari Madhuri). She incurs the displeasure of people who do not like a dancer having a hold over the kingdom. She begets the king’s son, Amarendran and hands him over to a priest along with the anklet. She dies after extracting a promise from him that the truth will be revealed at an appropriate time. Amarendran grows into a strong young man (Gemini Ganesan) interested in music, dancing and martial arts. One day, a special festival is arranged and the priest thinks it is time to reveal the secret. He carries the anklet in a wooden box, and while crossing a river in floods, he loses the anklet. It is found by Amarendran, who also rescues a dancer Mallika (Kumari Kamala) from the floods. He hands over the anklet to the king. Amarendran also happens to meet a beautiful singer Shantha (Savithri), who falls in love with him. Mallika impresses the king, is subsequently appointed the court dancer and gets the anklet as a gift. In another dance competition, Mallika dances with Kamavalli (Kushalakumari) and the anklet gets stolen due to a conspiracy. The villain Nagadevan (Manohar) lusts after Mallika. How Amarendran and Shantha are united forms the rest of the story.
Directed by M. V. Raman
Produced by M. V. Raman
Written by Ku. Ma. Balasubramaniam
Starring Gemini Ganesan, Savitri, R. S. Manohar, Kumari Kamala
Music by S. M. Subbaiah Naidu
Cinematography S. Harpeet
Edited by R. Bhaskaran & S. Muthu
Production Raman Productions
Distributed by Raman Productions
Release dates 1962
Running time 180 minutes