Janmabhoomi (1969 film)

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Janmabhoomi
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Directed byJohn Sankaramangalam
Produced byJohn Sankaramangalam
Written byJohn Sankaramangalam
StarringMadhu
Kottarakkara Sreedharan Nair
S. P. Pillai
Ushakumari
T. R. Omana
Music byB. A. Chidambaranath
CinematographyAshok Kumar
Edited byRavi Kadakkal
Production
company
Rooparekha
Distributed byDinny Films
Release date
  • 20 February 1969 (1969-02-20)
CountryIndia
LanguageMalayalam

Janmabhoomi (English: Home Land) is a 1969 Malayalam film written, directed and produced by John Sankaramangalam. The film stars Madhu, Kottarakkara Sreedharan Nair, S. P. Pillai and Ushakumari in the lead roles.[1] It marked the directorial debut of Sankaramangalam, who later directed critically acclaimed feature films like Avalalppam Vaikippoyi (1971) and Samantharam (1985),[2] and cinematographer Ashok Kumar. It won the Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration and a Kerala State Film Award for Best Cinematography.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

The music was composed by BA Chidambaranath and lyrics was written by P. Bhaskaran.[3][4]

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 Arayadimannil Thudakkam M Balamuralikrishna P. Bhaskaran
2 Maanathe mannaathikkoru S Janaki P. Bhaskaran
3 Malaranimandaarame S Janaki, M Balamuralikrishna P. Bhaskaran
4 Mathimathi Ninte Mayilaattam B Vasantha P. Bhaskaran
5 Neelamalacholayile AK Sukumaran P. Bhaskaran
6 Vellilamkaadum B Vasantha P. Bhaskaran
7 Vinnaalum Lokapithave MS Padma P. Bhaskaran

Production[edit]

The film was made with financial support from the Film Finance Corporation. The film was shot in Wayanad on the Western Ghats.

The Film was distributed by Dinny Films.[5]

Awards[edit]

The film won the Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration for its theme of religious co-existence.[5] It also won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Cinematography for Ashok Kumar.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bibekananda Ray, Naveen Joshi (2005). Conscience of the race: India's offbeat cinema. Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. Publications Division (India). p. 118.
  2. ^ "John Shankaramangalam - Person Information". Complete Index to World Film (CITWF). Retrieved 27 April 2011.
  3. ^ "Janmabhoomi". www.malayalachalachithram.com. Retrieved 2014-10-14.
  4. ^ "Janmabhoomi". malayalasangeetham.info. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 2014-10-14.
  5. ^ a b "Sixties: Collective Cinema". Public Relation Department, Government of Kerala. Retrieved 27 April 2011.

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