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  • Arappavan (1961)

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     1== Arappavan == 
     2aka Half a Sovereign 
     31961 158’ b&w Malayalam 
     4 
     5d K. Shankar pc Seva Films p K. Kumar 
     6s/lyr Kothamangalam Sadanandan c Thambu 
     7m G.K. Venkatesh 
     8lp Sathyan, Prem Nawaz, Kalakkal Kumaran, 
     9S.P. Pillai, T.S. Muthaiah, G.K. Pillai, 
     10Sreenarayana Pillai, Kothamangalam 
     11Sadanandan, Pattom Sadan, Sulochana, Ambika 
     12 
     13Set in the working-class milieu of toddy tappers 
     14and coir workers in Kerala. Paramu, the son of 
     15a toddy tapper, marries Kallu, a woodcutter’s 
     16daughter. As Kallu did not bring the promised 
     17dowry of half a sovereign, Paramu’s 
     18domineering mother harasses the new bride 
     19until she returns to her own parents and the 
     20lovers are reduced to meeting on the sly until 
     21the dowry issue has been settled. Kallu 
     22becomes pregnant and a local toddy-shop 
     23owner tries to rape her, resulting in rumours in 
     24the village that her child is illegitimate. When 
     25Kallu’s brother returns having earned the 
     26money for her dowry, he rejects his sister and 
     27Kallu commits suicide. The grim melodrama, 
     28realistically filmed, was not successful on its 
     29initial release.