Thottavadi

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Thottavadi
Directed by M. Krishnan Nair
Written byParappurathu
Screenplay byParappurathu
Starring Prem Nazir
Jayabharathi
Adoor Bhasi
Sreelatha Namboothiri
Music by L. P. R. Varma
CinematographyP. Ramaswami
Edited byV. P. Krishnan
Production
company
Athullya Productions
Distributed byAthullya Productions
Release date
  • 25 October 1973 (1973-10-25)
Country India
Language Malayalam

Thottavadi is a 1973 Indian Malayalam film, directed by M. Krishnan Nair. The film stars Prem Nazir, Jayabharathi, Adoor Bhasi and Sreelatha Namboothiri in the lead roles. The film had musical score by L. P. R. Varma. [1] [2] [3]

The Cinema of India consists of films produced in the nation of India. Cinema is immensely popular in India, with as many as 1,600 films produced in various languages every year. Indian cinema produces more films watched by more people than any other country; in 2011, over 3.5 billion tickets were sold across India, 900,000 more than Hollywood. Indian cinema is sometimes colloquially known as Indywood.

M. Krishnan Nair was an Indian film director of Malayalam films. He directed over 100 films. He also directed 18 Tamil movie including fourfilms starring M. G. Ramachandran and two Telugu movies, one each with superstars N. T. Rama Rao and Krishna Eminent filmmakers including Hariharan and Bharathiraja apprenticed under him as assistant directors.

Prem Nazir Indian actor

Prem Nazir was an Indian film actor known as one of Malayalam cinema's definitive leading men of his generation.Becoming one of the most prominent figures in the history of Indian cinema.[1] He is considered one of the greatest and most successful actors of Indian cinema. Nazir is often referred to as Nithyaharitha Nayakan. Nazir began his career as a stage actor and made his film debut with the 1952 film Marumakal. He took on the stage name Prem Nazir on the sets of his second film, Visappinte Vili (1952). Nazir rose to stardom during the 1950s and was a biggest Superstar from the 1950s to his death in 1989.He is most famous for his melting sweetheart and great care towards the people who suffered with poverty, money... anything.After 1985 He intentionally moved from main hero roles to character roles,he says he wants to do all kind of characters what other artists do.

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Cast

Jayabharathi Indian actress

Jayabharathi is an Indian actress who started her career at a young age of 18 in late 1968. She is a two-time winner of the Kerala State Film Award for best actress.

Adoor Bhasi Indian actor

K. Bhaskaran Nair; 1 March 1927 – 29 March 1990), known by his stage name Adoor Bhasi, was an Indian film actor and film director from Kerala. Adoor Bhasi was almost always cast as the man who stands next to the hero. His hilarious actions and roles became the cynosure of comic scenes in the Malayalam films of the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. He is also famous for his eloquent speeches in fluent English. He directed three Malayalam films during the late 1970s.

T. R. Omana is an Indian actress in Malayalam films. She mainly acts in supporting roles and mother roles. She has acted in more than 500 films.

Soundtrack

The music was composed by L. P. R. Varma and the lyrics were written by Vayalar Ramavarma.

L. P. R. Varma Indian lyricist, music director and actor (1926-2003)

Lakshmipuram Palace Pooram Thirunal Ravi Varma known as L.P.R. Varma (1926–2003) was a Carnatic musician, lyricist, music director, singer, screen writer, and actor. He conducted a large number of Carnatic music concerts in south India. He won the national award for music direction in 1969. He performed and composed music for many Malayalam films and professional dramas. He belonged to the Parappanangadi royal family and they were settled in Changanassery. He generally performed in Malayalam language. Varma was born in Lakshmipuram Palace, the Puzhavathu, Changanassery in Travancore State. He started music from the age of eight and he was trained under the carnatic musicians such as Muthaiyah Bhagavathar, Semmangudy Sreenivasa Iyer and Madura Keshava Bhagavathar. He acted in Malayalam movie Ayitham (1988) starring Mohanlal as Vishwanath Bhagavathar.

Vayalar Ramavarma Indian poet and lyricist

Vayalar Ramavarma, often known as Vayalar, was a Malayalam language poet and lyricist from the southern Indian state of Kerala. His works include Sargasangeetham, Mulankaadu, Padamudrakal, Aayisha, Oru Judas janikkunnu.

No.SongSingersLyricsLength (m:ss)
1"Aavemariya" S. Janaki Vayalar Ramavarma
2"Chembakamo Chandanamo" K. J. Yesudas Vayalar Ramavarma
3"Gothampu Vayalukal"Vayalar Ramavarma
4"Pithaave"K. J. YesudasVayalar Ramavarma
5"Upaasana Upaasana" P. Jayachandran Vayalar Ramavarma
6"Veene Veene" P. Susheela, Raju FelixVayalar Ramavarma

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