Vazhve Mayam

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This article is about the 1970 Malayalam film. For the 1982 Tamil film, see Vazhvey Maayam.
Vazhve Mayam
Directed by K. S. Sethumadhavan
Produced by M. O. Joseph
Screenplay by Thoppil Bhasi
Story by Ayyaneth
Starring Sathyan
Sheela, K. P. Ummer, Bahadur, Govindankutty, Kadeeja, KPAC Lalitha
Music by Devarajan
Cinematography Melli Irani
Edited by M. S. Mani
Production
company
Manjilas Films
Release dates
  • 14 November 1970 (1970-11-14)
Running time
153 minutes
Country India
Language Malayalam

Vazhve Mayam (Malayalam: വാഴ്‌വേ മായം) is a 1970 Malayalam film directed by K. S. Sethumadhavan.[1] Sathyan plays the lead role of the protagonist. The film also has Sheela, Sankaradi, K. P. Ummer, Bahadoor, Adoor Bhasi, K. P. A. C. Lalitha, Khadeeja, N. Govindan Kutty, Muthukulam Raghavan Pillai, C. A. Balan, Kuttan Pillai and Philomina. Sankarady won the Kerala State Film Award for Second Best Actor for his performance in the film.[2] It has had a long lasting impact on Malayalam cinema, and was screened as part of the Sathyan retrospective at the 17th International Film Festival of Kerala held at Thiruvananthapuram.It was a Super Hit movie.

Plot[edit]

Sudhindharan Nair (Sathyan) or Sudhi and Sarala (Sheela) are a newly married couple. Sudhi loves his wife a lot. But he is also possessive and highly suspicious of her, who is beautiful. One night he sees a man run out of his house when returning from work. He accuses Sarala of infidelity and this forces her to leave the house. He concludes that she had been sexually involved with his friend Sasidharan Nair (K. P. Ummer). A few months later, he discovers that the man he saw the other day was actually Sasidharan's wife Kamalakshi's (Khadeeja) extramarital partner. He is filled with remorse. He now wants to bring Sarala back into his life. But, it was too late. Sarala's father Pillai (Adoor Bhasi) had already married her off to Neelakanta Pillai (Sankaradi), a widower. This tires him out mentally. As the years pass by, he becomes a mentally ill and an alcoholic. Twenty years later, he gets a letter from Sarala informing that she had fixed their daughter's marriage and wants him to bless her. He blesses her and goes back home. He dies soon. Sarala comes to see his dead body, and dies next to him.Extra ordinary acting by Sathyan and Sheela.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

The music was composed by G. Devarajan and lyrics was written by Vayalar Ramavarma.

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 Bhagavaanoru Kuravanaayi P. Leela Vayalar Ramavarma
2 Chalanam Chalanam K. J. Yesudas Vayalar Ramavarma
3 Ee Yugam Kaliyugam K. J. Yesudas Vayalar Ramavarma
4 Kaattum Poy P. Madhuri Vayalar Ramavarma
5 Kalyaanasougandhika poonkaavanathil P Susheela Vayalar Ramavarma
6 Seethaadevi Swayamvaram P Susheela, P Jayachandran Vayalar Ramavarma

Remakes[edit]

The movie was remade in Telugu as Edadugula Bandham (1985) by Dasari Narayana Rao with lead roles played by Mohan Babu and Jayasudha; and with minor changes, particularly in the end scenes as Aap Ki Kasam (1974) in Hindi with lead roles played by Rajesh Khanna, Sanjeev Kumar and Mumtaz.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vazhve Mayam 1970 - The Hindu
  2. ^ "State Film Awards 1969 - 2008". Information and Public Relations Department, Government of Kerala. Retrieved April 30, 2011.

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