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Padayottam,My Dear Kuttichathan

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1974 Nirmalyam

Malayalam film written and directed by M. T. Vasudevan Nair,and starring P. J. Antony , Kaviyur Ponnama, Ravi Menon , Sumithra, Premji, Kunjandy and Shanta Devi. Malayalam actor P. J. Antony won the National Film Award for Best Actor in 1974 for his performance as a velichappadu (an oracle or a medium between the Goddess and the worshipper in a Hindu temple) in this movie. The film received the Kerala State Film Award for Best Film in 1974. The movie is an adaptation of the short story Pallivalum Kalchilambum by M. T. Vasudevan Nair.


1978 Thacholi Ambu (cinemascope )

The Malayalam film starring Prem Nazir, Sivaji Ganesan and Jayan. Written by N. Govindan Kutty, Cinematography U. Rajagopal, Editing by T. R. Sekhar, Music by K. Raghavan and Directed and produced by Navodaya Appachan, It was the first cinemascope film of South India.

1982 Padayottam (70 mm)

Malayalam film directed by Jijo Punnoose, produced by Navodaya Appachan, and starring Prem Nazir, Madhu, Mammootty, Mohanlal , Lakshmi, Poornima Jayaram and Shankar. It was the first movie in South India to be indigenously shot in the 70 mm film format. Written by N. Govindankutty, Music by Guna Singh Cinematography Ramachandra Babu  and Editing by T. R. Shekhar

1984 My Dear Kuttichathan ( 3D )

The first 3-D film made in India. The movie was produced by Appachan , Directed by Jijo , Written by Raghunath Paleri , Music by Illayaraja , Cinematography Ashok Kumar and Editing by T. R. Sekar . Overall My Dear Kuttichathan is considered as the all time Blockbuster of Malayalam films. The film twice reached the Blockbuster status in 1984 and 1997 respectively. The new re-mastered with additional footage is releasing on August 25, 2011. My Dear Kuttichathan, released again on digital 3D, in late August in 2011. 'It is the First film in the World to first release in 3D and then re-release in Digital 3D Version in the successive third time of production.

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