Thiramala (1953)

 ●  Malayalam ● 2 hrs 52 mins

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Thiramala focuses on the melodrama between separated lovers who struggle to reunite when the society tries to keep them away from each other.
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Cast: Kumari Thankam, Manuel Sathyaneshan

Crew: PRS Pillai (Director), Vimal Kumar (Director), Vimal Kumar (Music Director)

Genres: Drama, Romance

Release Dates: 01 Jan 1953 (India)

Malayalam Name: തിരമാല

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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Malayalam
Colour Info:
Black & White
Trivia:
Noted Hindustani vocalist Lakshmi Shankar recorded a song for this film

Thiramala introduced rich orchestration, and also some artistes and technicians who made a name for themselves in later years

The film was based on a short story ‘Choondakkaran’ written by T. N. Gopinathan Nair who wrote the script and also acted in a major role

In the Malabar region, the film had a happy ending with Lakshmi saved from the storm by Venu, who entrusts her to Vijayan. In the Southern region, the film ends with Venu’s death

‘Thiramala’ was screened in various territories of the state with a different climax

The film is considered by musicologists as the first musical hit in Malayalam

The film had 13 songs, most of which were imitations of popular Hindi tunes