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Avvaiyar - 1953 DD 5.1 DVD $12.99

Avvaiyar - 1953 DD 5.1 DVD

This movie is a biography of the great saint and poetess Avvaiyar of the Sangam period from 100 B.C to 250 A.D.
Avvaiyar, a young girl from an affluent family is a devotee of Lord Ganesha. Later, as an adult, she decides to remain unmarried and becomes a poet and ardent devotee.

Please Note : This movie DVD comes in a normal Paper Pack and not the Digi-pack/Keep case packaging.

Movie : Avvaiyar
Year : 1953
Banner : Gemini Studios
Cast : M.S. Sundari Bai, Gemini Ganesan, G. Pattu Iyer, Kushala Kumari, K.B. Sundarambal
Music : M. D. Parthasarathy
Lyrics : Avvaiyar, Papanasam Sivan, Kothamangalam Subbu
Story-Screenplay : Kothamangalam Subbu, Ki. Ra
Direction : Kothamangalam Subbu
Producer : S. S. Vasan
Genre : Historical Drama
Runtime : 174 min
Release Date : 15 August 1953

Avvaiyaar DVD Features:

  • Anamorphic Widescreen Enhanced (16:9) DVD
  • NO Subtitles
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • DVD Text
  • Jacket Picture
  • PAL - All Regions
  • Interactive Menus of Songs & Scenes for Easy Access


When a childless couple find a baby left alone, they prefer to adopt her. Since they are rich and childless, they raise her in wealth and pomp. But when the girl grows up, she concentrates upon Lord Vinayagar and not thinking of marriage like other girls of her age. When the parents think of her marriage, she tries to escape from it, as she is devoted more to Lord Vinayagar. Hence, she prays to become an old-aged woman (as no young man likes to marry an old lady). Lord Vinayagar obliges and when others see it, they feel shell-shocked and understand what has happened. Now, this old woman is named Avvaiyar. Avvaiyar leaves her parents' village to go around many places preaching Vinayagar's greatness through her songs. She also solves many problems. Impressed by her devotion, a local king and his two daughters ask her to stay at the court for some days. Avvaiyar is impressed by their hospitality and blesses them. And once again she goes around preaching and solving many problems. Now, after a long time, she once again encounters the two princesses, but in ordinary dress living in a hut. She then learns that their father's enemies killed him and imprisoned the person (Gemini Ganesan) who was to marry the two girls. Avvaiyar approaches the kings who were the slain king's former friends. But they refuse as they are afraid of the powerful enemies. Hence Avvaiyar herself goes to save Gemini Ganeshan. When she prays to Vinayagar, he sends many elephants towards the enemies' fort and the wild elephants destroy the enemies and bring back the man. Now, with her mission over, she moves to another place where a boy asks a funny question, to which she could not give a convincing reply. Then the boy reveals himself to be the Lord Murugan whom Avvaiyar worshipped. Murugan says that Avvaiyar can now leave the world to join the place of the divine.

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