Thacholi Ambu

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Thacholi Ambu
Thacholi Ambu.jpg
Directed byNavodaya Appachan
Produced byNavodaya Appachan
Written byN. Govindan Kutty
Based onVadakkan Pattukal
StarringPrem Nazir
Sivaji Ganesan
Jayan
Music byK. Raghavan
CinematographyU. Rajagopal
Edited byT. R. Sekhar
Production
company
Distributed byNavodaya Release
Release date
  • 27 October 1978 (1978-10-27)
Running time
155 minutes
Country India
LanguageMalayalam
Budget₹30 lakh (₹3 million)[1]
Box office₹1 crore (₹10 million)[1]

Thacholi Ambu is a 1978 Indian Malayalam-language historical period drama film directed and produced by Navodaya Appachan under Navodaya Studio. It was the first CinemaScope film in Malayalam. Starring Prem Nazir in the title role, Sivaji Ganesan, Ravikumar and Jayan.[2][3][4] Made on a cost of ₹30 lakh (₹3 million), the film grossed more than ₹1 crore (₹10 million) at the box office.[1]

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Thacholi Ambu is the first Malayalam film in CinemaScope.[5] Sivaji Ganesan ventured to enact the film's action scenes without the use of a stunt double. During the filming of one such scene, he fell from a height of six feet. A shield fell on his hand and injured him severely, resulting in him being hospitalised for many days.[6]

Soundtrack[edit]

The music was composed by K. Raghavan and the lyrics were written by Yusufali Kechery.

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 "Anuraagakkalariyil" K. J. Yesudas Yusufali Kechery
2 "Makaramaasa Pournamiyil" P. Susheela, Chorus Yusufali Kechery
3 "Naadapuram Palliyile" Vani Jairam Yusufali Kechery
4 "Naanam Kunungikale" S. Janaki, P. Susheela Yusufali Kechery
5 "Ponniyam Parunthunkal" P. Susheela, Chorus Yusufali Kechery
6 "Ponniyam Poonkanni" P. Susheela Yusufali Kechery
7 "Thacholi Veettile" P. Susheela Yusufali Kechery

Box office[edit]

The film performed well at the box office.[7] Made on a cost of ₹30 lakh (₹3 million), the film grossed more than ₹1 crore (₹10 million) at the box office.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Pillai, Sreedhar (15 April 1982). "Padayottam set to be the biggest thing in films in south India". India Today. Retrieved 23 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Still raring to go". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 14 March 2011.
  3. ^ "An interview with Navodaya Appachan". Chennaionline.com. Archived from the original on 26 March 2009. Retrieved 14 March 2011.
  4. ^ http://www.filmiparadise.com/navodaya-studio_proflile.html
  5. ^ http://www.thehindu.com/lf/2003/05/01/stories/2003050100350200.htm
  6. ^ Ganesan, Sivaji; Narayanaswami, T. S. (2007). Autobiography of an Actor. Sivaji Prabhu Charities Trust. p. 159.
  7. ^ "Remembering 'Kolilakkam' superstar Jayan on his 35th death anniversary". International Business Times. 16 November 2013.

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