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Neelakkuyil,Newspaper Boy

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1954 Neelakkuyil

The Malayalam realistic film directed by P. Bhaskaran and Ramu Kariat. It is a melodrama and was based on a story written by Uroob. Screenplay and dialogues are written by Uroob along with P. Bhaskaran.Neelakuyil tells the story of the love affair of a Dalit girl and an educated, high caste school teacher. It stars Sathyan, Miss Kumari, Prema, P. Bhaskaran and Master Vipin. Many of the actors including Sathyan debuted through this film.

Neelakuyil was a landmark film in Malayalam cinema history that paved a new path for Malayalam cinema by breaking away from the earlier tradition of copying Tamil or Hindi films and making Malayalam films, of which the story or the characters could never be identified with the culture of Kerala.Based on a story by famous Malayalam writer Uroob, Neelakuyil had dialogues with local accent, and the script’s hard-hitting dialogues flay social evils such as untouchability, feudalism, and injustice towards women. It features an acclaimed cinematography by A. Vincent and a successful musical score by K. Raghavan. It won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Malayalam, thus becoming the first nationally recognized Malayalam film.

1955 Newspaper Boy

The  Malayalam film written and directed by P. Ramdas. It was the first neo-realistic film in India. It stars Neyyattinkara Komalam, Adoor Pankajam, Omana Madhavan, P. Gangadharan, S. Parameswaran, P. Ramdas, N. Subramanian, Master Mani and Master Venkiteswaran. The movie, which narrates the life of the common man on the street, was produced by a group of students under the banner of Adarsh Kalamandir.

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