Adyapika (1968)

 ●  Malayalam ● Running Time: TBA

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Unremittingly tragic melodrama, drawing on the paingili type of popular sentimental fiction, about a middle-class schoolteacher, Saramma (Padmini). She supports her father and two siblings, but receives nothing but ingratitude. The only man in her life marries her sister, her brother refuses all responsibilities to the family when he completes his education, and her father prevents her marriage for fear of losing his only source of income. Eventually she dies of tuberculosis, sad and lonely, apparently loved only by her dog (the pet featured prominently in the poster campaign for the film). The film is designed to show off Padmini’s melodramatic talents and remains one of her best-known Malayalam weepies.

Cast: Madhavan Nair

Crew: P Subramaniam (Director)

Genres: Drama

Release Dates: 01 Jan 1968 (India)

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Film Type:
Colour Info:
Black & White
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.39:1 (Scope)