wiki:Padhai Theriyudu Paar

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Padhai Theriyudu Paar

1960 168’ b&w Tamil d/c Nemai Ghosh, V. Ramamurthy pc Kumari Films lyr K.C.S. Arunachalam, Jayakantan, Pattukotai Kalyanasundaram m M.B. Srinivasan lp K. Vijayan, S.V. Sahasranamam, V. Gopalakrishnan, S.V. Subbaiah, T.K. Balachandran, R. Muthuraman, S.V. Subbaiah, A. Veerappan

Set up by Nemai Ghosh, Srinivasan and others as a co-operative venture, with contributions from over 50 shareholders and collectively scripted in line with CPI ideology, most of the film addressed the trade union movement as seen through the eyes of Murugesan, a worker on the Southern Railway (Vijayan). The novelist Jayakantan contributed the hit song Thennan keethu oonjalile set to unusual music by Srinivasan using a xylophone. Randor Guy writes that internal dissensions spoiled the film’s release and caused it to flop.