Vanagamudi is a Tamil film starring Sivaji Ganesan and Savithri in the lead role. The film directed by P. Pullaiah, had musical score by G. Ramanathan and was released on 12 April 1957. The film was super hit at box-office.
The film revolves around a king (M. K. Radha) and a talented sculptor (Sivaji Ganesan). Chitrashilpi, the sculptor, could make stones sing and dance with his artistic touch. Son of the king’s bodyguard (Nagaiah), whose kind-hearted wife is played by Kannamba, he meets the princess (Savitri) in a forest and falls in love with her. However, each is not aware of the other’s identity.
Enters the villain (Nambiar) who has an eye on the throne and the princess. He has a mistress — a court dancer with a heart of gold (Rajasulochana). He employees all the tricks in his bag to get his desire fulfilled. He throws the sculptor in prison and introduces a princess-look-alike, a tribal girl (Savitri, again) and pulls the wool over the eyes of the king and marries the fake princess!
After many events, somewhat predictable, the hero exposes the villain and happiness is restored in the royal family.
Directed by P. Pullaiah
Produced by M. Somasundaram
Written by A. K. Velan
Screenplay by P. Pullaiah
Story by A. K. Velan
Starring Sivaji Ganesan, Savitri, M. K. Radha, Chittor V. Nagaiah, P. Kannamba, M. N. Nambiar, Rajasulochana, K. A. Thangavelu, M. Saroja
Music by G. Ramanathan
Cinematography P. Ramasamy
Edited by K. Govindasamy
Production Saravanabhava & Unity Pictures
Distributed by Saravanabhava & Unity Pictures
Release dates 12 April 1957
Running time 170 mins