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French Count, Chinese Dragon, Malayali infantry in lush Purple Lungis

My post in Old Malayalam Cinema – a humorous take as part of a 5 part series in tribute to Padayottam, India’s first indigenous 70mm movie.


[ Remitha brings up the lighter side of the Oh-So-Serious-70 MM Movie making and the grandeur of Padayottam (1982) ]

Leather Breastplates in Padayottam (1982) When The Count of Monte Christo, Alexander Dumas’ sweeping tale of love, betrayal, revenge and eventually forgiveness, was adapted for the Malayalam audience, the result was a melting pot of the international kind. From sartorial ‘elegance’ to home décor, what ended upon the screen was a potpourri of colour and pageantry with influences drawn from around the world.

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