R M Krishnaswamy:

A veteran personality in south Indian cinema, R M Krishnaswamy was accomplished cameraman, producer, director and also a studio owner. Remembered for his work in Tamil and Malayalam cinema, he associated with leading stars like Sivaji Ganesan and Prem Nazir and made films such as Rajambal (1951), Thookku Thookki (1954), Thangam Manasu Thangam (1960) and Dial 2244 (1968).

This interview was conducted by Randor Guy on 27th October 1984 at R M Krishnaswamy’s residence in Royapettah, Madras.

Madabhushi Rangadorai, fondly known as Randor Guy is a well-known author, columnist and film historian, and also a lawyer by profession. He has written books like “Memories of Madras: Its Movies, Musicians & Men of Letters”, “A History of Tamil Cinema”, “Starlight, Starbright: The Early Tamil Cinema”. Guy has also written fiction novels like “Chaya” and “Kasi”.

Language: Tamil, Duration: 5 Hr and 4 Min

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English translation of the interview