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Ezhuthatha Katha

aka Unwritten Story 1970 153’ b&w Malayalam d A.B. Raj p T.E. Vasudevan pc Jaimaruthy Pics st E.P. Kurien sc V. Devan dial Jagathi N.K. Achari lyr Harippad Sreekumar Thampi c Ashok Kumar m V. Dakshinamurthy lp Prem Nazir, Sheela, Oomer, T.R. Omana, Adoor Bhasi, Thikkurisi Sukumaran Nair, G.K. Pillai, Shankaradi, Bharathan, Nellikode Bhaskaran, Chandrakala, Muthukulam Raghavan Pillai, T.K. Balachandran, A. Abbas

A story simultaneously exposing venality in the press and corruption among stage stars and politicians. A former prostitute and stage star, Kamalamma, lives on her memories and the income of her daughter Meena, a successful singer. When Prathapan, the editor of a local newspaper, wants to publish Kamalamma’s memoirs, her former clients panic and seek to prevent publication by various means including bribery and violence. Prathapan eventually discovers that his own uncle, a respected political leader, is in fact Meena’s father. A CID agent masquerading as a journalist uncovers an old plot to accuse Kamalamma of a murder committed by politicians and overwhelmed by the pressures, Kamalamma collapses. Meena is taken into Prathapan’s family. Although Kamalamma is presented as a former stage star, her story also evokes the shady past of some film stars.