Changes between Initial Version and Version 1 of Bhakta Kuchela (1961)


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  • Bhakta Kuchela (1961)

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     1== Bhakta Kuchela == 
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     31961 165’ b&w Malayalam 
     4 
     5d/p P. Subramanyam 
     6 
     7pc Neela Prod. 
     8 
     9s Nagavalli R.S. Kurup 
     10 
     11lyr Thirunayanar Kurichi 
     12 
     13c N.S. Mani m Brother Lakshmanan 
     14 
     15lp Thikkurisi Sukumaran Nair, 
     16Kottarakkara Sridharan Nair, S.P. Pillai, 
     17T.K. Balachandran, Kumari, Ambika, Shanti, 
     18Shashi, Kushalakumari, Jose Prakash, Hari, 
     19C.S. Kantha Rao, Adoor Pankajam, Vinodhini, 
     20Vilasini, Satheesh 
     21 
     22The first big mythological by a director who, 
     23having put the radicalism of Randidangazhi 
     24(1958) behind him, would be increasingly 
     25associated with the devotional genre through 
     26the 60s (including Biblical themes e.g. Snapaka 
     27Yohannan, 1963). Krishna’s childhood friend 
     28and devotee, the Brahmin Kuchela, grows up 
     29to father 27 children even as he pines to meet 
     30his idol. His worship of Krishna causes enmity 
     31with King Shishupala. With his several 
     32offspring on the verge of starvation, he goes on 
     33a pilgrimage to Dwarka, where he meets his 
     34friend and master. To his astonishment Krishna 
     35sends him away empty-handed, but Kuchela 
     36returns home to find that his modest hut has 
     37miraculously been turned into a palace. The 
     38film did much to establish a bigger-budgeted 
     39version of the B-movie mythologicals routinely 
     40churned out by studios in Alleppey and 
     41Trivandrum.