Mela (1980 film)

Mela (transl.Fair) is a 1980 Malayalam-language Indian film directed by K. G. George, starring Raghu, Anjali Naidu, and Mammootty.[1] This was the first film in which Mammootty played a notable supporting role. It is noted for starring the shortest actor (Raghu) as the protagonist and in a full-length character.[2][3]

Mela
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Film poster
Directed byK. G. George
Produced byPrabhakaran
Saidu Muhammad
VK Sidharthan
Written bySreedharan Champad
K. G. George
Screenplay byK. G. George
Sreedharan Champad
StarringRaghu
Anjali Naidu
Mohan Elias
Mammootty
Music byM. B. Sreenivasan
CinematographyRamachandra Babu
Edited byRavi
Production
company
Visal Movies
Distributed byVisal Movies
Release date
  • 5 December 1980 (1980-12-05)
Running time
150 minutes
LanguageMalayalam

PlotEdit

The protagonist, working as a clown in a circus in the town, comes to visit his village. He is looking for a bride. The heroine, a tall lady, gets charmed by the wealthiness (compared to the other citizens of the village) of the protagonist even though he is a dwarf. She assents to marriage. Married, they go to the town to join the circus camp.

Things come to a different world when they reach the circus. Here the clown is a very insignificant figure. His wife sees the difference very quick. She soon gets attracted to a heroic figure in the circus camp—motorcycle stuntsman Vijayan (Mammootty). They show the signs of moving into an affair. Some drama follows and the protagonist, the clown, hands over his wife to the bike jumper and commits suicide.

ProductionEdit

The film was shot at Rayman circus at Ernakulam.

CastEdit

SoundtrackEdit

The music was composed by M. K. Arjunan and M. B. Sreenivasan and the lyrics were written by O. N. V. Kurup and Mullanezhi.

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 "Jwaalaamukhi" (Bit) (from the film Moham Enna Pakshi) P. Susheela O. N. V. Kurup
2 "Manassoru Maanthrikakkuthirayaay" K. J. Yesudas Mullanezhi
3 "Neelakkuda Choodi Maanam" Selma George Mullanezhi
4 "Shilpakalaa" (Bit) (from the film Moham Enna Pakshi) K. J. Yesudas O. N. V. Kurup

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mela". popcorn.oneindia.in. 14 July 2012. Archived from the original on 14 July 202.
  2. ^ "Undapakru, shortest actor". MSN India. Archived from the original on 6 February 2008.
  3. ^ "Undapakru, shortest actor". Yahoo! Movies News. Archived from the original on 5 July 2008.
  4. ^ "Actor 'Mela' Raghu passes away at 60". New Indian Express.