|Directed by||K. S. Sethumadhavan|
|Produced by||M. O. Joseph|
|Screenplay by||Thoppil Bhasi|
Sheela, K. P. Ummer, Bahadur, Govindankutty, Kadeeja, KPAC Lalitha
|Edited by||M. S. Mani|
Vazhve Mayam (Malayalam: വാഴ്വേ മായം) is a 1970 Malayalam film directed by K. S. Sethumadhavan. 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. 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.
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.
- Sathyan as Sudhi (Sudhindharan Nair)
- Sheela as Sarala,Sarala's daughter(double role)
- Sankaradi as Neelakantappillai
- K. P. Ummer as Sasidaharan Nair, Sudhi's friend
- Bahadoor as Kuttappan, Sudhi's neighbour
- Adoor Bhasi as Achuthan Nair, Sarala's father
- K. P. A. C. Lalitha as Gowri, Kuttappan's wife
- Khadeeja as Kamalkshi, Sasidharan's wife
- Muthukulam Raghavan Pillai as Panchayat member
- Philomina as Parukutty
- C. A. Balan
- Paul Vengola
- Paravoor Bharathan as Swami
- N. Govindan Kutty as Ramachandran Nair
- P.R.Menon as Raghavan
- Kochi Ammini
- Kuttan Pillai
|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|
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.
- Vazhve Mayam 1970 - The Hindu
- "State Film Awards 1969 - 2008". Information and Public Relations Department, Government of Kerala. Retrieved April 30, 2011.