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
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