Koondukili (Eng: The Caged Parrot) is a 1954 Indian Tamil-language romance film directed and co-produced by T. R. Ramanna. The film stars M. G. Ramachandran, Sivaji Ganesan and B. S. Saroja in the lead roles.
Thangaraj (MGR) and Jeeva (Sivaji Ganesan) are friends. Thangaraj is married to Mangala (B. S. Saroja) and they have a son. Thangaraj goes to jail for a crime committed by Jeeva. Mangala is left with no money or house to live.
Jeeva tries to help Mangala with the sinister motive of having a relationship with her. After she repeatedly refuses his attempts to help her, Jeeva starts to sadisticially taunt her, finally he wins. Meanwhile, Sokki (T. D. Kusalakumari) is in love with Jeeva. Thangaraj is released from prison and saves Mangala from Jeeva.
Koondukili treats the issues of poverty, greed, and the abuse of women.
Directed by T. R. Ramanna
Produced by T. R. Ramanna & T. R. Rajakumari
Written by Vindhan
Starring M. G. Ramachandran, Sivaji Ganesan, B. S. Saroja, T. D. Kusalakumari
Music by K. V. Mahadevan
Cinematography M. A. Rehman
Edited by M. S. Mani
Production RR Pictures
Distributed by RR Pictures
Release date 26 August 1954