Achan (1952 film)

Achan is a 1952 Indian Malayalam film, directed by M. R. S. Mani and produced by M. Kunchacko.[1] The film stars Prem Nazir and B. S. Saroja in lead roles.[2] The film had musical score by P. S. Divakar. This was the only film in which veteran actor Sesbastian Kunjukunju Bhagavatahar did a comic role. It is one of the major box office hits of early Malayalam cinema. It will be remembered as the debut of Boban Kunchacko, the maiden venture of XL Productions, and first film of Thiruvananthapuram V. Lakshmi.[3]

Achan
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Directed byM. R. S. Mani
Produced byM. Kunchacko
Written byThikkurissi Sukumaran Nair
Screenplay byThikkurissi Sukumaran Nair
StarringPrem Nazir, B. S. Saroja
Music byP. S. Divakar
CinematographyP. Balasubramaniam
Edited byMrs. Rajagopal
Production
company
Excel Productions
Release date
  • 24 December 1952 (1952-12-24)
CountryIndia
LanguagesMalayalam
Tamil

The film was remade in Tamil as Thanthai, again with Prem Nazir.[4] Kambadasan wrote the dialogues and lyrics. The film was released in April 1953.[5]

Malayalam CastEdit

Tamil castEdit

Cast adapted from the song book[6]

SoundtrackEdit

P. S. Divakar composed the music for both Malayalam and Tamil versions.

Malayalam songs (Achan)

Lyrics were penned by Abhayadev. Playback singers are A. M. Rajah, Madhavapeddi Satyam, Kozhikode Abdul Kader, P. Leela, Thiruvananthapuram V. Lakshmi & Kaviyoor Revamma.[7]

No. Song Singer/s Duration (m:ss)
1 "Naame Muthalali" P. Leela
2 "Panicheyyaathe Vayar" Thiruvananthapuram V. Lakshmi
3 "Ghorakarmmamitharuthe"
4 "Madhumaasa Chandrikayaay" A. M. Rajah & P. Leela 03:05
5 "Daivame Karuna Saagarame" Kozhikode Abdul Kader & Kaviyoor Revamma
6 "Ambiliyammaava" Thiruvananthapuram V. Lakshmi 02:11
7 "Varumo Varumo" P. Leela 03:18
8 "Jeevithaanandam" Kaviyoor Revamma
9 "En Makane" A. M. Rajah 02:57
10 "Theliyoo Nee Ponvilakke" Kaviyoor Revamma 02:49
11 "Kaalachakram Ithu"
12 "Madhuramadhuramee" P. Leela
13 "Aariro Kanmaniye"
14 "Lokare Ithu Kettu Chintha"
15 "Maara manam Kolla Cheytha"
16 "Pon Makane" A. M. Rajah, Madhavapeddi Satyam & Kaviyoor Revamma
17 "Poovanchumee"
18 "Vanithakalaa Kanimele"


Tamil songs (Thanthai)

Lyrics were penned by Kambadasan. Playback singers are A. M. Rajah, P. Leela, V. J. Varma, Thiruvananthapuram V. Lakshmi and Kaviyoor Revamma.[8]

The song "Ilavenil Chandrikaiyaai", sung by A. M. Rajah and P. Leela was a hit.

No. Song Singer/s Duration (m:ss)
1 "Naame Mudalaali Namakkini"
2 "Thozhil Seyyaamal" Thiruvananthapuram V. Lakshmi
3 "Kelungo Idhai"
4 "Ilavenil Chandrikaiyaai" A. M. Rajah & P. Leela 03:05
5 "Devaney Dheena Thayaaparaney" V. J. Varma & P. Leela
6 "Ambuli Maamaa Vaa" Thiruvananthapuram V. Lakshmi 02:11
7 "Paaraayi Kalaimaanin" P. Leela 03:18
8 "Ninaive Ninaive Nenjam" Kaviyoor Revamma
9 "Chinnagnchiru Paingiliye" A. M. Rajah 02:57
10 "Chudar Vidu Pon Vilakke" Kaviyoor Revamma 02:49
11 "Sutrich Chendridum"
12 "Inbam Inbame" P. Leela

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Achan (1952)". malayalachalachithram.com. Archived from the original on 20 September 2014. Retrieved 21 January 2017.
  2. ^ http://spicyonion.com/title/achan-malayalam-movie/
  3. ^ http://oldmalayalam.blogspot.in/2008/10/achan-1952.html
  4. ^ "Neighbour's pride". The Hindu. 16 January 2014. Archived from the original on 7 November 2016. Retrieved 21 January 2017.
  5. ^ Film News Anandan (23 October 2004). Sadhanaigal Padaitha Thamizh Thiraipada Varalaru [History of Landmark Tamil Films] (in Tamil). Chennai: Sivakami Publishers. Archived from the original on 27 May 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ தந்தை (song book) (in Tamil). Excel Productions. 1953.
  7. ^ G. Neelamegam. Thiraikalanjiyam — Part 1 (in Tamil). Manivasagar Publishers, Chennai 108 (Ph:044 25361039). First edition December 2014. p. 52.
  8. ^ G. Neelamegam. Thiraikalanjiyam — Part 1 (in Tamil). Manivasagar Publishers, Chennai 108 (Ph:044 25361039). First edition December 2014. p. 52.

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