Sneha Deepam (1962)
The Lamp of Love
Release date : 31 March 1962
Snehadeepam, to Miss Kumari, must have felt like a repetition of exactly what she enacted in Mariyakutty (1958) – the him, her & the other woman genre. While the movie tanked at the box-office, the songs became popular, courtesy the debut compositions of MB Sreenivasan as music director in Malayalam cinema. Miss Kumari, paired again with Thikkurissy Sukumaran Nair, was Lakshmi, who is caught between her husband’s paramour, and a conspiracy to siphon off their wealth by her associates. The movie was also the debut of Latha Raju as playback singer in Malayalam cinema.
Movie Still of Snehadeepam (1962)
More about the Movie
|Ambika Sukumaran||Kottarakkara Sreedharan Nair|
|Miss Kumari||Thikkurissi Sukumaran Nair|
|Baby Vinodini||SP Pillai|
|TK Balachandran||Aranmula Ponnamma|
|Playback Singers||S Janaki, P Leela, PB Sreenivas, Kamukara, Jamuna Rani, Jikki, Latha Raju|
Copyrights & Courtesy : The Hindu (B Vijayakumar’s MetroPlus Kochi Column)
Sreedhar (Thikkurissi Sukumaran Nair) runs a factory, which is the ancestral property of his wife Lakshmi (Miss Kumari) and her brother Chandran (T. K. Balachandran). Sreedhar falls for the charm and guiles of a dancer Vilasini (Shanthi), who is the friend of Shankar (Kottarakara Sreedharan Nair), the assistant manager of the factory.
Gradually, Shankar and Vilasini manage to siphon off the wealth of Lakshmi’s family. When Shankar and Sreedhar realise that Chandran is in the know of their actions, they decide to act. Chandran is beaten up and abandoned in a lonely place. He is saved by Shankar’s daughter Prabha (Ambika). Chandran and Prabha take a liking for each other.
Meanwhile, Lakshmi refuses to believe Chandran when he tells her about her husband’s affair with Vilasini and how he has squandered the assets. Lakshmi even misunderstands her brother. Chandran flees home. The goons engaged by Sreedhar and Shankar push Chandran out of a moving train. News is spread about Chandran’s suicide.
By now Lakshmi loses all her property and the factory. The workers turn against Sreedhar. He is locked inside a room and they set it on fire. Chandran who escapes from the train accident appears on the scene. He rescues Sreedhar, who repents for his misdeeds. Shankar and Vilasini are brought before the law. Chandran marries Prabha.