Tear-jerking Malayalam adaptation of Guru Dutt’s Pyaasa (1957) and one of Prem Nazir’s classic tragic lover performances. He plays Jayadevan, a blind poet, who is starved of the love of his family by a cruel sister-in-law. He strikes up a relationship with Shridevi (Sheela) whose doctor father restores his eyesight but forbids a marriage. His best friend steals Jayadevan’s poetry and publishes it in his own name, thus becoming rich and famous while the original author suffers in a cruel world. In the end, when Jayadevan is recognised as the writer and offered a major award, he rejects the honour.
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This film won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Malayalam. Read More