Janmabhoomi (1969 film)

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Directed by John Sankaramangalam
Produced by John Sankaramangalam
Written by John Sankaramangalam
Starring Madhu
Kottarakkara Sreedharan Nair
S. P. Pillai
T. R. Omana
Music by B. A. Chidambaranath
Cinematography Ashok Kumar
Edited by Ravi Kadakkal
Distributed by Dinny Films
Release date
  • 20 February 1969 (1969-02-20)
Country India
Language Malayalam

Janmabhoomi (error: {{lang-xx}}: text has italic markup (help)) is a 1969 Malayalam film written, directed and produced by John C. Sankaramangalam. The film stars Madhu, Kottarakkara Sreedharan Nair, S. P. Pillai and Ushakumari in the lead roles.[1] It marked the directorial debut of Sankaramangalam, who later directed critically acclaimed feature films like Avalalppam Vaikippoyi (1971) and Samantharam (1985),[2] and 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.



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


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]


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.


  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 27 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "Janmabhoomi". www.malayalachalachithram.com. Retrieved 2014-10-14. 
  4. ^ "Janmabhoomi". malayalasangeetham.info. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 2014-10-14. 
  5. ^ a b "Sixties: Collective Cinema". Public Relation Department, Government of Kerala. Retrieved 27 April 2011. 

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