NEELAKKUYIL was a turning point in Malayalam cinema. Released on October 22, 1954, the film was based on legendary Malayalam writer Uroob's (late P.C. Kuttikrishnan) story. Uroob himself penned the script. It revolutionized the Malayalam movie scene, when it was blindly following trends in Tamil and Hindi cinema.
It introduced new talents like Ramu Kariat and P. Bhaskaran as directors and A. Vincent as cinematographer. Vincent, hardly 22, broke the then prevailing concept in framing visuals and treatment of lights. T. K. Preekutty produced the film under Chandrathara productions. He was a well-known businessman who ventured into filmmaking.
The songs of "Neelakkuyil" were an instant hit and rank among all time favourites today. Music director K. Raghavan and singers like Kozhikode Abdul Kader and Janamma David became very popular. Director P. Bhaskaran, also an acclaimed poet and actor, wrote the lyrics for the film.
Sathyan, Miss Kumari
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