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1st Logo (1964-1971)[]

Dhandayutaphani

Logo: On a background with a lot of mountains, we see a small mountain with three buildings and a temple above it. Suddenly, the door of the temple is opened and we see a statue coming down the mountain very fast until he arrives to the valley. The statue consists of a kid with a lance and a peacock. Then, we see a fireball which came from the stairs, a goes in front of the statue. The fireball forms a sudden smoke every time it forms "DHANDAYUTHAPANI FILMS" letter-by-letter, and after this, it goes to the kid.

Variant: There's a closing variant which consists of the logo shown at the beginning of the film, but there's a zoom in to the statue.

Trivia: The kid is Murghan, a God very claimed in Tamil Nadu.

FX/SFX:

  • Opening variant: The statue moving, the fireball and the forming of text, which all look like stop-motion animation.
  • Closing variant: The zoom.

Music/Sounds:

  • Opening variant: A quick and repetitive sound of a bell, and some crashes of a cymbal. Deiva Cheyal uses a similar melody, but a little slower.
  • Closing variant: A very rhythmical melody with drums, a nadaswaram (a typical Indian wind instrument) and a less repetitive note of a bell.

Availability: Seen on Deiva Thirumagal, Deiva Cheyal and Kettikkaran.

Editor's Note: The dark atmosphere and the creepy music, along with the rough zooming, would startle some Indians, only for the opening variant. The closing variant is fine however.

2nd Logo (1972)[]

Heras

Logo: We see a temple above a big mountain. The camera zooms into the temple, and we see different statue of the same kid (which is in front of the temple and next to a peacock) from the previous logo. Then, we see a star at the statue's left, and it blinks going to the left side of the logo, forming (letter-by-letter, blinking) the yellow text "DHANDAYUTHAPANI FILMS". When the star finishes with the text, it blinks and goes to the kid's left, while "MADRAS-17" is being formed. The star disappears when it blinks on the chest of the kid.

FX/SFX: The zoom, the star blinking, the texts being formed.

Music/Sounds: The same repetitive sound of a bell, a drum solo and a tune made by violins while the star arrives to the kid.

Availability: Seen only on Jaanwar Aur Insaan.

Editor's Note: Much tamer when compared to the previous logo. It's much brighter than before and the animation is more smooth.

3rd Logo (1972-1988)[]

Sca

Logo: We see a statue of Murghan with smoke rising, on a background that looks like a palace room. As it zooms out, it reveals that the statue is on a yellow and orange flower pedestal, which is on another pedestal, which has the text "DHANDAYUTHAPANI FILMS" and "MADRAS" below.

Trivia: Madras is the former name of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu's capital, Chennai.

Variants: The pedestal color differs each time, possibly due to detoriation. Deivam has a green pedestal, Gomatha Engal Kulamatha has a darker green pedestal, Vellikizhamai Viratham has a chartreuse pedestal, Thiruvalul has an indigo or dark blue pedestal, depending on the print, Aattukkara Alamelu has a maroon pedestal, and Dharmathin Thalaivan has a purple pedestal. The logo is sped up on endings of movies with the logo intact.

FX/SFX: The camera zooming out.

Music/Sounds: A similar melody to the closing variant of the first logo, only high pitched.

Availability: First seen on Deivam. Seen also on Gomatha Engal Kulamatha, Vellikizhamai Viratham, Rajaa, Aattukkara Alamelu and Dharmathin Thalaivan. All them can be found on YouTube. The logo is seen at the beginning and the closing of these movies.

Editor's Note: None.

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