Velutha Kathreena

Velutha Kathreena is a 1968 Indian Malayalam film, directed by J. Sasikumar and produced by P. Balthasar, based on the famous novel of the same name, written by Muttathu Varkey. The film stars Prem Nazir, Sathyan, Sheela and Jayabharathi in the lead roles. The film had musical score by G. Devarajan.[1][2][3]

Velutha Kathreena
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Directed byJ. Sasikumar
Produced byP. Balthasar
Written byMuttathu Varkey
Screenplay byMuttathu Varkey
StarringPrem Nazir
Music byG. Devarajan
CinematographyE. N. Balakrishnan
Edited byT. R. Sreenivasalu
Navajeevan Films
Distributed byNavajeevan Films
Release date
  • 29 November 1968 (1968-11-29)


Kathreena is an odd-woman out in her untouchable caste (Pulaya) and the film depicts the atrocities she had to endure due to her skin colour.



The music was composed by G. Devarajan and the lyrics were written by Sreekumaran Thampi.

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 "Kaattuchembakam" A. M. Rajah Sreekumaran Thampi
2 "Kannil Kaamabanam" L. R. Eeswari Sreekumaran Thampi
3 "Makaram Poyittum" P. Susheela, P. Jayachandran Sreekumaran Thampi
4 "Onnaam Kandathil" P. Leela, P. B. Sreenivas Sreekumaran Thampi
5 "Panineerkkaattin" P. Susheela Sreekumaran Thampi
6 "Pooja Pushpame" K. J. Yesudas Sreekumaran Thampi
7 "Prabhaatham Vidarum" K. J. Yesudas Sreekumaran Thampi


A television serial named Velutha Katrina was telecast by Kairali channel in 2006, where Sheela returned to play the title character of Katrina. The serial was not a spin-off of the movie. It just utilized name of Sheela's memorable character in the movie.[4]


  1. ^ "Velutha Kathreena". Retrieved 14 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Velutha Kathreena". Retrieved 14 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Velutha Kathreena". Retrieved 14 October 2014.
  4. ^ Liza George. (29 September 2009). "Yen to be different". The Hindu. 21 June 2011.

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