Swapnadanam

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Swapnadanam
സ്വപ്നാടനം
Directed by K. G. George
Produced by T. Mohammed Bapu
Written by K. G. George
Pamman
Starring Rani Chandra
Dr. Mohandas
Soman
Mallika
P. K. Venukuttan Nair
Prema Menon
T. R. Omana
Music by Bhaskar Chandavarkar
Cinematography Ramachandra Babu
Production
company
Kerala Film Chamber of Commerce
Release dates
  • 12 March 1976 (1976-03-12)
Country India
Language Malayalam

Swapnadanam (Malayalam: സ്വപ്നാടനം, English: Journey Through a Dream) is a 1976 black-and-white Malayalam-language film that marks the directorial debut of K. G. George. A marital psychodrama, it rejected all the usual song-dance numbers of popular cinema, yet succeeded in reaching the common mass. The film was a commercial success while maintaining its artistic quality. It won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Film and National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Malayalam. The cast includes Rani Chandra, Dr. Mohandas, Soman, Mallika and P. K. Venukuttan Nair.

Plot[edit]

The story proceeds in a flashbacks as the hero, Dr. Gopi, who has had a nervous breakdown, relives his past under psychiatric probing. It is the story of an ill-matched marriage — the husband, sensitive, introvertive and plagued by memories of a bygone love and the wife, rich, spoilt and self-centred — and how under the mounting stresses of daily life, the husband cracks up. Gopi is the only son of a widowed mother, and in strained circumstances, is put through medical college by his rich uncle on the understanding that Gopi marries his daughter Sumithra. Gopi, while in college, falls in love with a fellow-student, but they part company when his mother meets the girl and persuades her to give up the betrothed Gopi. Gopi's marriage with his rich cousin takes place, but it is doomed from its very start. They are not made for each other in either taste or temperament, and besides Gopi is haunted by memories of his former love. And Gopi, being the introvert he is, consummates the marriage, as it were, in a psychiatric ward.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

The music was composed by Bhaskar Chandavarkar and lyrics was written by PJ Eezhakkadavu.[1]

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 Kanneerkkadalil PB Sreenivas PJ Eezhakkadavu
2 Pandu Pandoru P Susheela PJ Eezhakkadavu
3 Swarga Gopura Vaathil S Janaki PJ Eezhakkadavu
4 Vedana Ninnu Vithumbunna KP Brahmanandan PJ Eezhakkadavu

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swapnaadanam". www.malayalachalachithram.com. Retrieved 2014-10-04. 

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