Sumithra

சுமித்ரா -மலையாளத்தில் வெளியான நிர்மால்யம் என்னும் திரைப்படத்தில் அறிமுகமானார். சுமித்ரா தமிழ், தெலுங்கு, மலையாளம் மற்றும் கன்னட மொழிகளில் 200-க்கும் மேற்பட்ட படங்களில் நடித்துள்ளார். தமிழில்,அவளும் பெண் தானே (1974) அவரது முதல் திரைப்படம் . வசந்தகாலம் படத்தில் சுருளிராஜனுடன் ஜோடியாக நடித்தார்.அண்ணன் ஒரு கோயில், சங்கிலி, புவனா ஒரு கேள்விக்குறி, நிழல் நிஜமாகிறது போன்றவை அவருக்குப் புகழ் தேடித் தந்தவை. சிட்டுக்குருவி, பணக்காரன் உள்ளிட்ட ஏராளமான படங்களில் நடித்தவர் நடிகை சுமித்ரா. இவர் மலையாள நடிகர் ரவிக்குமாரைக் காதலித்து திருமணம் செய்தார். அவர்களிடையே கருத்து வேறுபாடு ஏற்பட்டதால் விவகாரத்து பெற்று பிரிந்தனர்.

பின்னர் கன்னட டைரக்டர் டி.ராஜேந்திர பாபுவை சுமித்ரா மறுமணம் செய்தார். அவர் கன்னடத்தில் 50–க்கும் மேற்பட்ட படங்களை இயக்கி உள்ளார். சமீபத்தில் இவர் மரணமடைந்துவிட்டார். அவருக்கு வயது-92.

அவர் சிவாஜி கணேசன்சிவகுமார்ரஜினிகாந்த்கமல் ஹாசன் போன்ற முன்னணி நடிகர்களுடன் இணைந்து நடித்துள்ளார். மேலும் 90 களில் புகழ் பெற்ற அம்மா வேட நடிகையாக இருந்தார். இவரது மகள்கள் உமா, நட்சத்திரா ஆகியோரும் நடிகைகளே ஆவர்.

Sumithra is an Indian actress. She has appeared in Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada languages. She is best known for her roles as mother after the 90s.

Sumithra was born to Ragavan Nair and Janaki at Thrissur, Kerala. She has three brothers, her father was working in an oil refining company. When she was doing her schooling she learnt dance from Murugappan Master, who was the guide to K.R Vijaya on that time. Sumithra is good classical dancer.

Sumithra started her Kollywood career at her 19 years in the movie “Mirthachala’ in 1974, Director A.P Raj is the first director who notice sumithra’s talent.

Sumithra acted as heroine with Rajini and Kamal as well as she acted as mother to both of them.

Sumithra made her debut in Nirmalayam. She has acted in over 200 films in Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada languages. In Tamil, Avalum Penn Thaane (1974) was her first movie. Later in 1975 she made her debut Kannada movie Mugiyada Kathe which had a popular song “Kangalu Vandane Helide”. She has acted with leading heroes likeVishnuvardhan, Rajesh in Kannada, Sivaji Ganesan, Jaishankar, Sivakumar, Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan in Tamil. She’s performed supporting roles in hundreds of Kannada, Tamil Malayalam,and Telugu movies.

She is married to notable Kannada film director D. Rajendra Babu and has two daughters. Her elder daughter Umashankari made her entry into movies through Kannada movieUppi Dada M.B.B.S. as heroine and acted in few movies. She made her small screen appearance through Kannada mega serial Chikkamma in the lead role, which is telecast on Udaya TV. Her second daughter Nakshatra debuted as lead actress in Tamil movie Doo.

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சங்கிலி [1982] படத்தில் சுமித்ரா

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பறயானும் வய்யா பறயாதிருக்கானும் வய்யா [1985] என்ற மலையாளப் படத்தில் சுமித்ரா தனித்தும் கொச்சின் ஹனீஃபாவுடனும்

Sumithra-Cochin Haneefa-Parayanum Vayya Parayathirikkanum Vayya 1985-Sumithra-Parayanum Vayya Parayathirikkanum Vayya 1985-Sumithra-Parayanum Vayya Parayathirikkanum Vayya 1985-1

‘ஜோடி’ [1999] படத்தில் சுமித்ராSumithra-Jodi-1999-

’மழலைப்பட்டாளம்’ [1979] படத்தில் சுமித்ராSumithra-Mazhalai Pattaalam 1979-Sumithra-Mazhalai Pattaalam 1979-1Sumithra-Mazhalai Pattaalam 1979-Who

’போஸ்ட்மேனெ காணாநில்லா’ [1972] படத்தில் விஜயநிர்மலாவுடன் சுமித்ரா

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சிட்டுக்குருவி’ படத்தில் சுமித்ராவுடன் சிவகுமார்Sumithra-Chittukkuruvi-Sumithra-Chittukkuruvi-1Sumithra-Chittukkuruvi-2Sumithra-Sivakumar-Chittukkuruvi-

‘அபிநிவேஷம்’ [1977] படத்தில் சுமித்ரா  Sumithra-Abhinivesam 1977-Sumithra-Abhinivesam 1977-1Sumithra-Abhinivesam 1977-2Sumithra-Abhinivesam 1977-3Sumithra-Abhinivesam 1977-4

“இவள் ஒரு சீதை” [1978] படத்தில் சுமித்திராSumithra-Ival Oru Seethai 1978-Sumithra-Ival Oru Seethai 1978-1Sumithra-Ival Oru Seethai 1978-2Sumithra-Ival Oru Seethai 1978-3Sumithra-Ival Oru Seethai 1978-4Sumithra-Ival Oru Seethai 1978-5

“இவள் ஒரு சீதை” [1978] படத்தில் விஜயகுமார், வைரம் கிருஷ்ணமூர்த்தியுடன் சுமித்திரா

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“தேன் கூடு” [1984] படத்தில் சுமித்ரா  Sumithra-Thenkoodu 1984-Sumithra-Thenkoodu 1984-1Sumithra-Thenkoodu 1984-2Sumithra-Thenkoodu 1984-3Sumithra-Thenkoodu 1984-4

“தேன் கூடு” [1984] படத்தில் எம்.ஆர்.ராதாரவியுடன்  சுமித்ரா  MR.Radharavi-Sumithra-Thenkoodu 1984-

“தேன் கூடு” [1984] படத்தில் இடமிருந்து வலம் பிந்துகோஷ், கே.ஆர்.விஜயா, மேஜர் சுந்தர்ராஜன், நாகேஷ், சுமித்ரா எம்.ஆர்.ராதாரவிBhindhu Ghosh-Nagesh-Major-KR.Vijaya-Sumithra-MR.Radharavi-Thenkoodu 1984-

“தேன் கூடு” [1984] படத்தில் சுமித்ரா,பொன்னியுடன்  ராஜலட்சுமி   Sumithra-Ponni-Rajalakshmi-Thenkoodu 1984-

“அவள் ஒரு காவியம்” 1975 படத்தில்சுமித்ரா, சாவித்திரிSumithra-Aval Oru Kaviyam 1975-Sumithra-Aval Oru Kaviyam 1975-1Sumithra-Aval Oru Kaviyam 1975-2Sumithra-Savithri-Aval Oru Kaviyam 1975-

“அவள் ஒரு காவியம்” 1975 படத்தில் எஸ்.வி.ராம்தாசுடன் சுமித்ராSumithra-SVR-Aval Oru Kaviyam 1975-

“அவள் ஒரு காவியம்” 1975 படத்தில் பி.எஸ்.வெங்கடாஜலத்துடன், சாவித்திரி, சுமித்ரா PS.Venkitachalam-Savithri-Sumithra-Aval Oru Kaviyam 1975-

“அவள் ஒரு காவியம்” 1975 படத்தில் ஜி.சீனுவாசனுடன் சுமித்ரா, சாவித்திரிG.Srinivasan-Sumithra-Savithri-Aval Oru Kaviyam 1975-

“பொய் சாட்சி” 1982 படத்தில் கே.பாக்யராஜுடன் சுமித்ரா 

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“பொய் சாட்சி” 1982 படத்தில் கல்லாபெட்டி சிங்காரத்துடன் சுமித்ரா Sumithra-Kallappetti-POI SATCHI 1982 -

“பொய் சாட்சி” 1982 படத்தில் குள்ளமணியுடன் வாத்து சிவராமன், ரி.கே.எஸ்.சந்திரன், சுமித்ரா 

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தேவரின் லட்சுமி ராஜா பிலிம்ஸ் ‘மாப்பிள்ளை சார்’ 1988 படத்தில் கிஷ்முவுடன் கிஷ்முsumithra-mappillai-sir-1988-2sumithra-mappillai-sir-1988-3sumithra-mappillai-sir-1988sumithra-mappillai-sir-1988-1sumithra-kishmu-mappillai-sir-1988kishmu-sumithra-mappillai-sir-1988-161

“தெய்வத்திருமணங்கள்”  1981 படத்தில் ஸ்ரீப்ரியாவுடன் சுமித்ராsumithra-deiva-thirumanangal-1981sumithra-sreepriya-deiva-thirumanangal-1981sumithra-sreepriya-deiva-thirumanangal-1981-164

“இரட்டை மனிதன்” 1981 படத்தில் எஸ்.எஸ்.ஆருடன் சுமித்ரா Sumithra-Irattai Manithan 1981-1Sumithra-Irattai Manithan 1981-Sumithra-SSR-Irattai Manithan 1981-1Sumithra-SSR-Irattai Manithan 1981-2Sumithra-SSR-Irattai Manithan 1981-

“இரட்டை மனிதன்” 1981 படத்தில் ஜெய்கணேஷுடன் சுமித்ரா Sumithra-Jaiganesh-Irattai Manithan 1981-

“இரட்டை மனிதன்” 1981 படத்தில் பவானியுடன் சுமித்ரா Sumithra-Bhavani-Irattai Manithan 1981-71

“நந்தா என் நிலா” 1977 படத்தில் சுமித்ராவுடன் படாபட் ஜெயலட்சுமிSumithra-Nanda En Nilaa 1977-Sumithra-Nanda En Nilaa 1977-2Sumithra-Nanda En Nilaa 1977-3Sumithra-Nanda En Nilaa 1977-1Sumithra-Padapat Jayalakshmi-Nanda En Nilaa 1977-Sumithra-Padapat Jayalakshmi-Nanda En Nilaa 1977-1Padapat Jayalakshmi-Sumithra-Nanda En Nilaa 1977-1

“நந்தா என் நிலா” 1977 படத்தில் சுமித்ராவுடன் எம்.என்.ராஜம்  Sumithra-MN.Rajam-Nanda En Nilaa 1977-79

“ருத்ரதாண்டவம்” 1978 படத்தில் விஜயகுமாருடன் சுமித்ராSumithra-Rudra Thandavam 1978-1Sumithra-Rudra Thandavam 1978-2Sumithra-Rudra Thandavam 1978-Sumithra-Vijayakumar-Rudra Thandavam 1978-

“ருத்ரதாண்டவம்” 1978 படத்தில் நாகேஷுடன் சுமித்ரா Sumithra-Nagesh-Rudra Thandavam 1978-1Sumithra-Nagesh-Rudra Thandavam 1978-

“ருத்ரதாண்டவம்” 1978 படத்தில் விஜயகுமார், நாகேஷுடன் சுமித்ரா Sumithra-Nagesh-Vijayakumar-Rudra Thandavam 1978-86

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Sumidhra, Kaduvakulam Antony with KPAC.Lalitha in ‘Thenaruvi’ 1973 Malayalam Movie

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3 comments on “Sumithra

  1. Tamilil “Avalum penthaane” thodangi Oru periya round vanthavarthaan Sumithra. Avalum penthaane padathirkku piragu “Ayyo Paavam intha ponnu” engira mathiri rollaa, udaney, kooppidungal Sumithraavai endru producers sollugira alavirkku antha kaala kattathil nandraga irunthathu ivar Market. Avalum penthaane, Oru Kudumbathin Kathai, Ragupathi Ragavan Rajaram, Moham Muppathu Varusham, Bhuvana Oru Kelvikuri, Annan Oru Koil, Ruthra Dhandavm, Vattathukkul Sathuram, Kannan Oru Kai Kuzhandai, Muthal iravu, Nizhal Nijamagirathu, Kadavul Amaitha Medai, Mazhalai Pattalam aagiya padangal ivarukku nalla peyarai thedi thanthana.

  2. Annan Oru Koil padathil ivar Jai Ganesh avargaludan Jodi sernthu naditha piragu melum Sila padangalil iruvarum sernthu nadithanar. Iruvarum kadalikkirargal, Thirumanam seiya ullargal endru antha kaala kattathil cinema industriyil Oru talk irunthathu. Aanaal appadi ethuvum nadai peravillai. Kadaisiyil Nadigar Ravikumarai love panni kalyaanm seithaar. Intha Mana vaalvil ivarukku kidaitha kulanthaithhan Sokka Thangam Pugal Nadigai “UMA”. Ravikumarudan Mana murivu erpatta piragu Oru Kannada producerai Thirumanam seithu kondaar. Intha Mana Vaalvil ivarukku kidaitha innoru kulanthai nadigai Nakshathira..Irandu pengalume Amma Sumithra alavirkku cinema ulagil sign aaga mudiyavillai.

  3. BHUVANA ORU KELVIKURI – BHUVANA A QUESTION MARK !

    For a movie that has the heroine’s name in the title itself, it is strange that the heroine’s entry happens more than 45 minutes after the film commences. Yet Sumitra who plays the titular role is a big disappointment. She demonstrates flashes of brilliance – no doubt on that front however this movie is more hero-centric and the title is misleading.

    This was a serial story written by low profile Tamil writer T K Balasubramanian alias Maharishi who was born in Tanjore but settled in Salem. The story was published in “Kumudam” magazine and received wide appreciation. His job in the electricity board may have prevented him from giving publicity to his works but more than that the brilliant writer who focused (on most occassions on Brahmin families & their problems) mostly on social issues never hogged for credit or limelight. A man who is so creative and yet someone who doesn’t crave for attention – it is so rare to see someone like TKB in today’s world. He was not a prolific writer like Sujata or Rajesh Kumar and in his 1985 interview the author has said that he would not compromise on his morals or values and run behind magazines.

    It is strange that Tamil magazines like Kalki, Kumudam & Jannal do not approach such writers who still have potential despite advancing age. (Jannal looks like a copy of Ananda Vikatan – I had great hopes after seeing the magazine’s push strategy but I am disappointed. Its price is not worth the content).

    Tamil actor Sivakumar has had the privilege of working in 3 movies that were based on Maharishi’s stories – Bhadrakali, Saynthadamma Sainthadu and Bhuvana Oru Kelvikuri. I personally did not like Sivakumar’s performance in Bhadrakali but in Bhuvana Oru Kelvikuri his restrained acting won my heart over. Yet one is appalled at his dialogue delivery – why does he speak so fast!

    Why was this movie given an “A” rating is something I am unable to understand. This was may be Sivakumar’s first and last role in a character with grey shades. Rajinikant however bowls you over with his controlled acting and award winning histrionics.

    A slighty plump Jaya plays the second lead in this movie but she is as beautiful as she was in her second movie – Kanimuthu Papa (1971) that starred Baby Sridevi in a stellar role. As is the practice with Tamil cinema, Jaya was typecast and stereotyped in secondary roles. A student of SIET college, Chennai, the beauteous actress was introduced by Srilankan director V C Guhanathan in “Sodarum Sooravaliyum”. Sadly Jaya never got her due as an actress in Tamil cinema. She spoke in her own voice in this movie and is definitely a better actress than Sumitra who played the lead role. Chennai still remembers Jaya for the song – “Radhaiyin Nenjame Kannanukku Sondhame” that was a rage during the early 70’s and was a straight lift from the Sharmilee number – Khilte Hai Gul Yahan, Milke Bikharne Ko.

    Jaya eventually married V C Guhanathan and settled to matrimonial bliss in Chennai. Allegedly the marriage faced parental opposition and Jaya eloped with her director to get married in the temple in Thiruneermalai near Pallavaram. Tamil cinema has rarely encouraged actresses whose mother tongue is Tamil. Tamil cinema’s fascination for plump heroines from outside Chennai is inexplicable. MGR rejected Nirmala and Chandrakala and opted for the punjabi Radha Saluja in “Idhayakani”.

    That is all about the trivia associated with the movie.

    The script is taut and S P Muthuraman has directed the movie well justifying the writer’s sensibilities. “Raja, Mandri” song is the only one that is hummable. The movie is supposedly shot in Nagercoil and Kanyakumari but I am not so sure. It may have been a set. The beaches look like the one in Mahabailpuram.

    What is the story about?

    Two friends Nagarajan and Sampath are road side vendors of garments. While Sampath is not a good salesperson, Nagarajan fleeces customers due to his sweet talk.Nagarajan is a lecher of the highest order and he seduces girls to satiate his lust and then discards them. They encounter a man in a train (Y G Mahendran, an insipid performance) who is carrying cash for depositing it in a Chennai temple trust.But he dies enroute to Chennai and Nagarajan quitely lifts the cash.

    Sampath keeps on advicing Nagarajan all the time but he unwillingly becomes an accomplice in all of Nagarajan’s actions. Mahendran’s sister Bhuvana (Sumitra) visits them to find out about the lost cash but Nagarajan manages to hoodwink her. Within no time, Bhuvana becomes a victim of Nagarajan’s lust and as expected, she becomes pregnant. But Nagarajan is in no mood to marry her and he marries Manohari (Jaya Guhanathan). There is a side track about Rajinikant’s love interest (Meera) who succumbs to an accident. (a very implausible accident even by cinematic standards.)

    To save Bhuvana’s honor and to help his friend, Sampath marries Bhuvana but they only share a platonic relationship. Even when Sampath wants to have a physical relationship with her, Bhuvana spurns him saying he is like a God to her. Sampath gives his name to Bhuvana’s son. But Nagarajan and Manohari yearn for a child as the fomer has now become impotent because of his excessive libido.

    Nagarajan demands that his son be given to him for adoption but Bhuvana refuses. But when the child falls ill and needs an injection, Nagarajan enters into a bargain that he would give the medicine from his pharmacy provided it is agreed that the child is given to him in adoption. But Sampath arrives in the nick of the time to deliver the injection and the child is saved. However, due to his excessive smoking and directing, Sampath suffers a cardiac arrest and dies. Bhuvana adorns the white saree and prefers to live as his widow.

    A good plot and a gripping story line interspersed with powerful dialogues add to the film’s charm. But there are many loopholes in the script. The movie seems to be a rushed effort – may be Rajinikant did not have enough dates? This was one of the first positive roles for Rajinikant who was earlier subsumed with villainous roles in Tamil cinema.

    Sumitra is a big disappointment. The film belongs to Sivakumar, Rajinikant and Jaya. Surulirajan is wasted in an inconsequential role. There are not many characters in the movie. Did Bhuvana find out that Nagarajan had stolen the money in her brother’s box? Why does Bhuvana spurn Sampath’s physical advances? Her reasoning that she is plagued by guilt on marrying Sampath does not hold water. It is as though she has punished Sampath for helping her during duress. What about Bhuvana’s family? Did they disown her? Some questions remain unanswered. Why does Sampath continue to be submissive to Nagarajan’s devious ways?

    It looks like the genesis of Rajini’s habit of delivering punch dialogues began with this movie.

    Overall an average fare that had a good run at the box office. It was a low budget movie and so the movie must have delivered phenomenal returns to its distributors.

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