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Classic Picks | KS Sethumadhavan | Kanyakumari (1974)

For the second post in our ‘Kanyakumari Captured on Film’ series, let me borrow from Cine Matters at the Old Malayalam Cinema 🙂
Thank you CM for doing this:)

OLD MALAYALAM CINEMA

This is fondly dedicated to a “Kanyakumari Evangelist “ 🙂

Kanyakumari (1974), directed by KS Sethumadhavan based on MT Vasudevan Nair’s screenplay also had a unique pairing onscreen that was never repeated ever – Kamal Haasan with Rita Bhaduri   ( NOT to be confused with the younger sister of Jaya Bhaduri), that too in a Malayalam film production! It was her second movie in her career having graduated from the Pune Film Institute in 1973. Zarina Wahab, her batch-mate, however decided to stick with Malayalam films along with her work in Hindi, and even started off paired opposite, guess whom – Kamal Haasan in Malayalam, in Madanolsavam (1978).

This was also Kamal Haasan’s first film in Malayalam in a leading (?) role, after his debut in Kannum Karalum (1961), which again was by KS Sethumadhavan. Kanyakumari (1974) portrays a brief increment in time, centred around…

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