Black & White Photographs From The Cinema Resource Centre Archives (XVIII)

18-1Still from the movie Payanam (1976) directed by Vietnam Veedu Sundaram. Seen here are actors Vijayakumar, Srikanth and Nagesh.

Payanam (1976) was written and directed by Vietnam Veedu Sundaram with music by  M.S. Viswanathan and songs written by Kannadasan. Vietnam Veedu Sundaram who worked as a service boy at United Amateur Artists run by Y.G. Parthasarathy, got interested in drama and cinema, and wrote many stage plays before moving to the big screen. His play Vietnam Veedu became very popular and attained huge success and he got the prefix to his name. He wrote for the film as well, when it was made with the same name under the direction of P. Madhavan.

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