Ponkathir

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Ponkathir / Irulukku Pin
Ponkathir.jpg
Directed byE. R. Cooper
Produced byP. Subramaniam
Written byMuthukulam Raghavan Pilla,
K. P. Kottarakkara
Screenplay byMuthukulam Raghavan Pilla, K. P. Kottarakkara
StarringPrem Nazir
Lalitha
Music byBr Lakshmanan
CinematographyV. Ramamurthi
Edited byK. D. George
Production
company
Neela
Distributed byA Kumaraswamy Release
Release date
  • 17 October 1953 (1953-10-17)
CountryIndia
LanguageMalayalam
Tamil

Ponkathir is a 1953 Indian Malayalam-language film, directed by E. R. Cooper and produced by P. Subramaniam.[1] The film stars Prem Nazir and Thikkurissi Sukumaran Nair.[2][3]

The film was dubbed into Tamil with the title Irulukku Pin and released in 1954.[4]

Plot[edit]

Ravi is the son of a rich industrialist Prabhu. Madhu is the Factory Manager. Business flourishes under this loyal manager. Vikraman is Prabhu's nephew who tries to manipulate the assets of Prabhu. Ravi loves Radha, daughter of a poor farmer who is also a friend of Prabhu. Vikraman also loves Radha. The story is woven around these people. After many twists and turns, all ends well.[5]

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

The film was produced under the banner Neela Productions and was directed by E. R. Cooper. The story and dialogues were written by K. P. Kottarakkara. Cinematography was handled by V. Ramamoorthy and the sound recording was done by Krishna Elamon. This is the film debut for Playback singer Kamukara Purushothaman and stage actor C. I. Parameswaran Pillai.[5]

Soundtrack[edit]

Music was composed by Br Lakshmanan and the lyrics were penned by Thirunainar Kurichi Madhavan Nair. Playback singers are Ganabhooshanam N. Lalitha, Jikki and Kamukara Purushothaman. Anjana Sreedhara charumoorthey Krishna..., a song sung by N. Lalitha in traditional style, became popular and is considered one of the best devotional film songs in Malayalam.[5]

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 "Aanandaroopan Jikki Thirunainar Kurichi Madhavan Nair
2 "Aanandavaasam Amaravilaasam" N. Lalitha
3 "Aashankaathimiram" Kamukara Purushothaman 00:52
4 "Ullaasam Ulakellam" Mehboob, N. Lalitha & Kaviyoor Revamma
5 "Kaliyaadum Poove Varoo" Jikki
6 "Oh Premamadhuramee"
7 "Paadoo Maanasame" Jikki
8 "Paarirulmoodi Paathayaake" N. Lalitha 03:19
9 "Povukanaam" Gokulapalan & P. Leela
10 "Pranayamohana Swapnam" Gokulapalan & N. Lalitha 03:07
11 "Sakalam Vidhiyalle Paaril" Mehboob
12 "Sukhame Sukhame" Kamukara Purushothaman
13 "Anjana Sreedhara" N. Lalitha Traditional 03:17

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ponkathir (1953)". www.malayalachalachithram.com. Retrieved 12 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Ponkathir [1953]". en.msidb.org. Retrieved 12 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Ponkathir ( 1953) - OLD MALAYALAM CINEMA". wordpress.com. Retrieved 12 May 2019.
  4. ^ Film News Anandan (23 October 2004). Sadhanaigal Padaitha Thamizh Thiraipada Varalaru [History of Landmark Tamil Films] (in Tamil). Chennai: Sivakami Publishers.
  5. ^ a b c B. Vijayakumar (11 May 2009). "Ponkathir 1953". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 24 June 2018. Retrieved 24 June 2018.

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