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Padatha Paingili

aka The Parrot That Never Sings 1957 182’ b&w Malayalam d/p P. Subramanyam pc Neela Prod. s Mutatthu Varkey lyr Thirunayanar Kurichi, Madhavan Nair c N.S. Mani m Brother Lakshmanan lp Prem Nazir, Kumari, Kottarakkara Sridharan Nair, S.P. Pillai, Vanakutty, Pankajavalli, K.V. Shanti, Muthaiah, Shanta, Aranmulla Ponnamma, Adoor Pankajam, Bahadur

Marriage melodrama around dowry problems. Thankachan (Nazir) wants to marry the poor Chinnamma (Kumari) but his rich father wants a big dowry for the eligible young man. Thankachan’s marriage is arranged with Lucy, daughter of a millionaire, on the same day on which Chinnamma is scheduled to marry a poor worker from a beedi factory. Lucy, however, resolves the matter by becoming a nun, leaving the lovers free to marry. One of the first major films featuring the scripts of Mutatthu Varkey, in the paingili brand of popular fiction in Malayalam that later also influenced star Prem Nazir’s screen persona.