Pennin Perumai (Eng: Woman’s Pride) is a 1956 Tamil language film starring Sivaji Ganesan, Gemini Ganesan, Savithri and M. N. Rajam in the lead roles. It is remake of Telugu movie Ardhangi which stars Akkineni Nageshwara Rao, Savitri, Gummadi, Jagayya and P. Santha Kumari. Based on the story Swayam Siddha by Manilal Benerjee.
The music was composed by B. Narasimha Rao and A. Rama Rao. Background score was provided by Master Venu. All lyrics were penned by Thanjai N. Ramaiah Dass. Playback singers are Seerkazhi Govindarajan, Ghantasala, T. M. Soundararajan, P. Leela, Jikki & P. Suseela.
Padma (Savitri) is forced to marry a mentally retarded man Raghu (Gemini) whom she eventually nurses back to health while teaching a lesson to her scheming mother-in-law (Santha Kumari) and brother-in-law Nagu (Sivaji Ganesan).
Directed by P. Pullaiah
Produced by P. Pullaiah
Written by Tanjai N. Ramaiah Doss (Dialogues )
Story by P. Pullaiah
Starring Sivaji Ganesan, Gemini Ganesan, Savithri, M. N. Rajam, Chittor V. Nagaiah, P. Santha Kumari
Music by B. N. Rao, A. Rama Rao & Master Venu (background)
Cinematography P. L. Rai
Edited by P. Narasimha Rao & Sri Ramulu
Production Ragini Films
Distributed by Ragini Films
Release dates 17 February 1956
Running time 17224 feet