Vanambadi (English: Skylark) is a 1963 Indian Tamil-language thriller film, directed by G. R. Nathan and produced by K. Murugesan. The film script was written by Valampuri Somanathan. Music was by K. V. Mahadevan. It stars S. S. Rajendran and Devika in the lead roles, with R. Muthuraman, S. V. Sahasranamam, T. R. Rajakumari, T. R. Ramachandran, R. S. Manohar, Pushpalatha and Sheela in supporting roles. Kamal Haasan appears as a child artist in the film. The film is a remake of the Bengali film Sesh Porichoy.
Meena (Devika), a young woman, escapes from the clutches of a womanizing Zamindar. She attempts suicide and is saved by an elderly couple, who adopt her. They wish her to wed their nephew (S. S. Rajendran) and the wedding is arranged. But, during the ceremony, another man (R. S. Manohar) shows up claiming Meena to be his wife. She is arrested for the attempted murder of the Zamindar. But, she say she doesn’t know him. Her adoptive brother (Muthuraman) and a friend (T. R. Ramachandran) try to solve the mystery. Meena runs away from the family to relieve them of the anguish she has caused them and they later find her as a stage/playback singer calling herself as Kausalya Devi. But Kausalya Devi claims she has never seen them before. How they resolve the mystery forms rest of the story.
Directed by G. R. Nathan
Produced by K. Murukesan
Written by Valampuri Somanathan (dialogues)
Screenplay by Valampuri Somanathan
Starring S.S.Rajendran, Devika, R. Muthuraman, Sheela, R. S. Manohar, T. R. Ramachandran, Kamal Haasan
Music by K. V. Mahadevan
Cinematography G. R. Nathan
Edited by S. Surya
Production Kannadasan Productions
Distributed by Kannadasan Productions
Release date 9 March 1963
Running time 146 mins