Release date : 13 April 1950
Sasidharan was the first play to be adapted onscreen in Malayalam cinema. The celluloid version of the hugely successful “Sasidharan BA aka Premavaichithryam”, by NP Chellappan Nair failed to create any ripples at the box-office. The movie, interestingly, was the debut of two of Malayalam cinema’s best-loved performers, Aranmula Ponnamma & SP Pillai. Miss Kumari played Vilasini, who is in love with Sasidharan, but gets married to his arch foe Rajasekaran (Korttarakkara) and also meets a violent death (probably a first in her onscreen career).
Movie Still from Sasidharan (1950)
More about the Movie
|Kaviyoor CK Revamma||Miss Kumari|
|PK Kamalakshi||TR Omana|
|Vaikkom Mani||Nagavally RS Kurup|
|R Kumaran Bhagavathar||Ambalappuzha Krishnamoorthy|
|Aranmula Ponnamma||Kottarakkara Sreedharan Nair|
|NP Chellappan Nair||PK Vikraman Nair|
|SP Pillai||KK Padmanabhankutty Asan|
|Pothan Puthumana||M Varghese|
|Director||T Janaki Ram|
|Story||NP Chellappan Nair|
|Screenplay||NP Chellappan Nair|
|Dialogues||NP Chellappan Nair|
|Lyrics||Thumbaman Padmanabhan Kutty|
|Playback Singers||Kalinga Rao, Kaviyoor CK Revamma, Mohanakumari, Vaikkom Mani|
Copyrights & Courtesy : The Hindu (B Vijayakumar’s MetroPlus Kochi Column)
Sashidharan (P. K.Vikraman Nair), the graduate son of the landlord Panikker (Thumpamon Padmanabhan Kutty) falls in love with Vilasini (Miss Kumari), the daughter of a poor widow Kalyani Amma (Aranmula Ponnamma). A crooked local newspaper editor (N. P. Chellappan Naiar) and the lecherous city wastrel Rajasekharan (Kottarakara) form a tricky plot turning Panikker against his sons wish to marry Vilasini. Sashidharan’s firm resolve forces Panikker to expel his son from the house. Kalyani Amma rejects Sashidharan’s proposal and he s forced to take to the street.
He seeks employment in Malaya with the help of his friend Madhu (Vaikom Mani). Here Sashidharan rises as the leader of the labourers and gains power and fame. Indubala, the daughter of a rich estate owner, takes a liking for him.
Sashidharan returns home after a few years. Here he is shocked to find that Vilasini is married to Rajasekharan. The false news of his Sashidharan’s death in Malaya was actually the handiwork of Rajasekharan with the help of the newspaper editor and Vilasini’s mother.
Sashidharan learns that the money he had sent from Malaya had been taken away by Rajasekharan. Vilasini’s marrriage is miserable.
One night Vilasini manages to meet Sashidharan. Rajasekharan, who gains wind of this, shoots down Vilasini. Sashidharan is arrested on the false charge of murdering his former love. In the meanwhile, Indubala, whose father dies, comes in search of Sashidharan. She helps in clearing the charges against him. The villains are arrested and Sashidharan marries Indubala.