Janmabhoomi (1969 film)
|Directed by||John Sankaramangalam|
|Produced by||John Sankaramangalam|
|Written by||John Sankaramangalam|
Kottarakkara Sreedharan Nair
S. P. Pillai
T. R. Omana
|Music by||B. A. Chidambaranath|
|Edited by||Ravi Kadakkal|
|Distributed by||Dinny Films|
Janmabhoomi (English: Home Land) is a 1969 Malayalam film written, directed and produced by John C. Sankaramangalam with Madhu, Kottarakkara Sreedharan Nair, S. P. Pillai and Ushakumari in the star cast. It marks the directorial debut of John Sankaramangalam who later directed critically acclaimed feature films like Avalalppam Vaikippoyi (1971) and Samantharam (1985). The film marked the debut of 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.
- Kottarakkara Sreedharan Nair as Mathai
- Madhu as John
- S. P. Pillai as Pillai
- Manavalan Joseph as Usman
- Janardhanan as Nambiar
- Ramchand as Kunhan
- Ushakumari as Madhavi
- Shobha as Chembi
- T. R. Omana as Mariya
- Snehalatha as Thresya
- K. V. Sharada as Grameena
- Baby Saroja as Baby
- Baby Shanthi as Balan
|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|
The Film was distributed by Dinny Films.
The film won the Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration for its theme of religious co-existence. It also won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Cinematography for Ashok Kumar.
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