Martanda Varma (1931)

 ●  Malayalam ● 2 hrs 12 mins

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This film features Martanda Varma (Jaidev) the legendary founder and king of the Travancore State (now Kerala) from 1706-58. It tells the story of love between Anantha Padmanabham (Menon) and Parukutty (Padmini), the political conspiracy of Padmanabha Thampi (Naik) and the heads of the eight Nair Houses against Martanda Varma. It opens with newsreel coverage of the aarattu procession of the Travancore maharaja Chitta Thirunal, including elephants, cavalry and the Nair Brigade before embarking on the story of the king's ancestors. Scenes from the young Martanda Varma's youth are intercut with well-known episodes from the novel.

Cast: AVP Menon, Jaidev, V Naik

Crew: VV Rao (Director), Pandurang Naik (Director of Photography)

Genres: Drama

Release Dates: 01 Jan 1931 (India)

Malayalam Name: മാറ്റണ്ട വരമ

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as Anantha Padmanabham
as Martanda Varma
as Padmanabha Thampi

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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Malayalam
Colour Info:
Black & White
Sound Mix:
Silent
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No