Kayamkulam Kochunni (1966 film)

Kayamkulam Kochunni is a 1966 Indian Malayalam-language period drama film written, produced and directed by P. A. Thomas. Dialogues were written by Jagathy N. K. Achary. It is based on the life of the 19th century thief Kayamkulam Kochunni, who is known for stealing from rich and giving to poor. The film stars Sathyan, Adoor Bhasi and Manavalan Joseph and K. J. Yesudas. The soundtrack was composed by B. A. Chidambaranath.[1][2]

Kayamkulam Kochunni
Directed byP. A. Thomas
Produced byP. A. Thomas
Written byP. A. Thomas
StarringSathyan
Adoor Bhasi
Manavalan Joseph
K. J. Yesudas
Music byB. A. Chidambaranath
CinematographyP. B. Maniam
Edited byT. R. Sreenivasalu
Production
company
Thomas Pictures
Distributed byThirumeni Pictures
Release date
  • 29 July 1966 (1966-07-29)
CountryIndia
LanguageMalayalam

Kayamkulam Kochunni released on 29 July 1966 was a commercial success at the box office. Its sequel, Kaayamkulam Kochunniyude Makan, was released in 1976.

CastEdit

ProductionEdit

It was the first Malayalam film about the famed highwayman Kayamkulam Kochunni, a Kerala equivalent of Robin Hood. P. A. Thomas who scripted and directed the film produced it under the production banner, Thomas Pictures. The dialogues were written by Jagathy N. K. Achary. The film marks the acting debut of singer Yesudas, who played a pivotal role. The film was shot at the Shyamala Studios in Chennai.[3]

SoundtrackEdit

The music was composed by B. A. Chidambaranath and the lyrics were written by P. Bhaskaran and Abhayadev.

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length
1 "Aattuvanchi" K. J. Yesudas P. Bhaskaran
2 "Kaarthikavilakku Kandu" B. Vasantha P. Bhaskaran
3 "Kunkumappoovukal Poothu" K. J. Yesudas, S. Janaki P. Bhaskaran
4 "Padachavan Padachappol" Kamukara P. Bhaskaran
5 "Padachonte Kiripakondu" B. Vasantha Abhayadev
6 "Suruma Nalla Suruma" K. J. Yesudas P. Bhaskaran
7 "Viravaalan Kuruvi" S. Janaki P. Bhaskaran

ReceptionEdit

The film was a commercial success at the Kerala box office.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kaayamkulam Kochunni". www.malayalachalachithram.com. Retrieved 11 October 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Kaayamkulam Kochunni". malayalasangeetham.info. Archived from the original on 16 October 2014. Retrieved 11 October 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ a b Vijayakumar, B. (29 May 2017). "Kayamkulam Kochunni: 1966". The Hindu. Retrieved 7 January 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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