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Day 330: OMG 2: Ellarum Chollanu

There would not be any Malayalee who hasn't heard this song. This is from the movie Neelakuyil, a landmark cinema in Malayalam film industry. Before this movie came along, most of the movies produced and directed copied the plots of successful Hindi and Tamil movies. The music was also a copy of these movies.

This movie changed everything and created a new wave.  This is the first movie to win a National Award for Malayalam cinema. It won the President's Silver medal too. The film marked the debut of Sathyan and Miss Kumari, P.Bhaskaran and others. The music was also a turning point in the film music industry as the director used the Malayalam folk tunes and Carnatic music. Such a beautiful movie and music! I love all the songs (about 9 of them) from this movie.


Movie: Neelakuyil (The Blue Cuckoo)
Music: K. Raghavan
Lyricist: P. Bhaskaran
Year: 1954
Director: P.Bhaskaran and Ramu Kairat
Screenplay: Uroob and P.Bhaskaran (mentioned this because this is one of the first and original screenplays featuring a Malayalee backdrop and local accents)
Singer: Janamma David 
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