Odayil Ninnu (film)
|Directed by||K. S. Sethumadhavan|
|Produced by||P. Ramaswami|
|Written by||P. Kesavadev|
|Based on||Odayil Ninnu|
by P. Kesavadev
K. R. Vijaya
|Distributed by||Thirumeni Release|
Odayil Ninnu (lit. From the gutter) is a 1965 Indian Malayalam-language drama film directed by K. S. Sethumadhavan based on the novel of the same name written by P. Kesavadev. Dev himself penned the script for the film. The film deals with the life and struggles of a rickshaw puller. It stars Sathyan, Prem Nazir, K. R. Vijaya and Kaviyoor Ponnamma in the lead roles with Master Dasarath playing the younger version of the protagonist. Suresh Gopi made his screen debut, who was then six years old, appeared as the feudal lord's timid son, who also becomes the root cause for the protagonist running away from home.
The film was a commercial success and also received critical acclaim for its raw energy and Sathyan's performance in the lead role. It received a certificate of merit at the National Film Awards. It was remade in Tamil as Babu (1971) with Sivaji Ganesan playing the lead role, in Telugu as Marapurani Manishi (1973) and in Hindi as Babu (1985) with Rajesh Khanna in leading role.
Pappu is a relentless fighter for justice and equality from early childhood. He organises protest against his teacher who discriminates between the landlord's son and other children. The landlord is provoked to wrath, and Pappu is obliged to leave home. From now on, he has to lead a hard, tough life, fighting at every step to uphold his ideals.
He takes odd jobs but had to give them up as he cannot stand the iniquity meted out by his employers. Ultimately, he settles down as a rickshaw-puller. He takes care of a child from the gutter. That child became so arrogant and proud when she grew up. She did not even want Pappu's presence. Pappu suffers ill health due to his hard work. The subsequent developments reveal him as an extremely affectionate human being, seeking pleasure in doing good to others and demanding nothing for himself. The film ends with the girl realising her mistakes.
- Sathyan as Pappu
- Prem Nazir as Gopi
- K. R. Vijaya as Lakshmi
- Kaviyoor Ponnamma as Kalyani
- Adoor Bhasi as palisha vizhungi Velu mothalaly
- Adoor Pankajam as Saramma
- Manavalan Joseph as Thomachan
- S. P. Pillai
- Thikkurissy Sukumaran Nair as chayakadakkaran
- Master Dasarath as Young Pappu
- Kutty Padmini as Young Lakshmi
- Suresh Gopi as Feudal lord's son (Debut film)
- Kalaikkal Kumaran
- Cheriya Udeswaram
- Kottayam Chellappan
|1||"Ambalakkulangare"||P. Leela||Vayalar Ramavarma|
|2||"Amme Amme Amme Nammude"||Renuka||Vayalar Ramavarma|
|3||"Kaattil Ilam Kaattil"||P. Susheela||Vayalar Ramavarma|
|4||"Maanathu Daivamilla"||A. M. Rajah||Vayalar Ramavarma|
|5||"Muttathe Mullayil"||S. Janaki||Vayalar Ramavarma|
|6||"Muttathe Mullayil" (Pathos)||P. Susheela||Vayalar Ramavarma|
|7||"Oh Rikhshaavaala"||Vidyadharan, Mehboob||Vayalar Ramavarma|
|8||"Vandikkaara"||K. J. Yesudas||Vayalar Ramavarma|
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