Janmabhoomi (1969 film)

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For Hindi film, see Janmabhoomi (1936 film).
Janmabhoomi
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Directed by John Sankaramangalam
Produced by John Sankaramangalam
Written by John Sankaramangalam
Starring Madhu
Kottarakkara Sreedharan Nair
S. P. Pillai
Ushakumari
T. R. Omana
Music by B. A. Chidambaranath
Cinematography Ashok Kumar
Edited by Ravi Kadakkal
Production
company
Rooparekha
Distributed by Dinny Films
Release dates
  • 20 February 1969 (1969-02-20)
Country India
Language Malayalam

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.[1] It marks the directorial debut of John Sankaramangalam who later directed critically acclaimed feature films like Avalalppam Vaikippoyi (1971) and Samantharam (1985).[2] 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.

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 April 27, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Janmabhoomi". www.malayalachalachithram.com. Retrieved 2014-10-14. 
  4. ^ "Janmabhoomi". malayalasangeetham.info. Retrieved 2014-10-14. 
  5. ^ a b "Sixties: Collective Cinema". Public Relation Department, Government of Kerala. Retrieved April 27, 2011. 

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