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Chembarathi film.jpg
Directed by P. N. Menon
Produced by S. Krishnan Nair
Written by Malayattoor Ramakrishnan
Starring Madhu
Shobhana (Roja Ramani)
Music by Devarajan
Cinematography Ashok Kumar
Edited by Ravi Kiran
New India Films
Distributed by Thirumeni Pictures
Release date
  • 7 July 1972 (1972-07-07)
Running time
140 minutes
Country India
Language Malayalam

Chembarathi (English: Hibiscus) is a 1972 Malayalam film directed by P. N. Menon and written by Malayattoor Ramakrishnan.[1][2] It was produced by S. K. Nair (S. Krishnan Nair), a famous literary personality and the founder of Malayalanadu weekly. It stars Madhu along with newcomers Roja Ramani, Raghavan and Sudheer in major roles. The film was an adaptation of Malayattoor's short story "Lodge". Bharathan made his cinematic debut as art director with the film.

It was a notable critical and commercial success upon release. The film was remade in Tamil as Paruva Kaalam in 1974 [3] with Roja Ramani repeating her role and Kamal Haasan playing the male lead and also in Telugu as Kanne Vayasu.


Sound track[edit]

The film sound track album has 8 songs written by Vayalar Ramavarma and composed by G. Devarajan.

  1. Chakravarthini Ninakku ... KJ Yesudas
  2. Chakravarthini Ninakku ... P Madhuri
  3. Sharanamayyappaa Swamee ... KJ Yesudas
  4. Kunukkitta Kozhi ... P Madhuri
  5. Ambaadi Thannilorunni ... P Madhuri
  6. Poove Polipoove ... P Madhuri, Chorus
  7. Chakravarthini Ninakku [Bit] ... P Madhuri
  8. Ambaadi Thannilorunni (Bit - Sad) ... P Madhuri


  1. ^ "Chembarathi-Movie Details". malayalachalachithram. Retrieved 2016-07-30. 
  2. ^ "ചെമ്പരത്തി-വിശദവിവരങ്ങൾ". മലയാളസംഗീതം. Archived from the original on 10 August 2016. Retrieved 30 July 2016. 
  3. ^ അന്ന് ഇന്ന് (1986-09-17). "കമൽ ഒരു പ്രതിഭാസം". Chalachithram. 

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