Sarvakalasala (1987)

 ●  Malayalam ● 2 hrs 38 mins

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This touching campus drama evocatively depicts the joy and sorrow in the life of Lal (Mohanlal), an orphan man, whose need for the sense of belonging and camaraderie that the college years are famous for is so strong, that he takes on three Masters degrees. He lives in a home nearby the college that was made from the money of his unknown father. From time to time, the movie poignantly traces his reminiscences of his childhood years in an orphanage. Will Lal ever find the love and sense of belonging he yearns for? Will changing circumstances encourage Lal to move on from the fun and frolic of the college years and embark upon the next stage in the journey of life?

Cast: Mohanlal Nair

Crew: Venu Nagavally (Director), Vipin Mohan (Director of Photography), MG Radhakrishnan (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Release Dates: 21 Apr 1987 (India)

Malayalam Name: സര്വകലസ്ല

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Did you know? This youthful romantic comedy was phenomenally successful and is considered to be one of the classic comedies of Malayalam cinema. Read More
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as Lal
as College Principal
as Charachara Achan
as Innachan
as Fr. Kuttanad
as Chakkara
as Aasan
as Leelama
as Psychatrist

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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Malayalam
Colour Info:
Color
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
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Music Director: MG Radhakrishnan
Playback Singer: Nedumudi Venu
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Music Director: MG Radhakrishnan
Playback Singer: Latha Raju
Trivia:
This youthful romantic comedy was phenomenally successful and is considered to be one of the classic comedies of Malayalam cinema.

Maniyan Pillai Raju appears as the character 'Chakkara' in this film and there are some hilarious scenes involving him and his cohorts from college. The scene where he attempts to project the aura of an intellectual, by quoting events from Mahatma Gandhi's life in Hindi to his friends, is one of the most classic comedy scenes from the golden age of Malayalam cinema. In the scene, he also claims to model himself after Venu Nagavalli ("oru Venu Nagavalli line"), who is the actual director of this film and was known for his thoughtful movies at the time.