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Vazhve Mayam

aka World of Illusion 1970 153’ b&w Malayalam d K.S. Sethumadhavan p M.O. Joseph pc Manjilas Cine Ents s Thoppil Bhasi from P. Ayyaneth’s novel lyr Vyalar Rama Varma c Mehli Irani m P. Devarajan lp Sathyan, Sheela, Ummar, Kadeeja, Bahadur, K.P.A.C. Lalitha, Adoor Bhasi, Shankaradi, N. Govindankutty, C.A. Balan, Ammini, Kuttan Pillai, Muthukulam Raghavan Pillai, Paravoor Bharathan, Philomina

The team responsible for Adimagal (1969) followed on with this unusual love story featuring three neighbouring couples working in the electricity supply industry: Sudhi who is madly in love with his wife Sharada, Sudhi’s younger colleague and friend Sasidharan and his wife Kamalakshmi, and Kuttappan, the department’s lineman, and his wife Gauri. The insecure and jealous Sudhi suspects his wife of being unfaithful with Sasidharan and he spies on her, causing an indignant Sharada, pregnant with their daughter, to pack her bags and return to her family, where her father makes matters worse and the loving couple end up agreeing to a divorce. Sudhi eventually finds out that it was Sasidharan’s wife who was having an affair, but by that time Sharada has remarried and Sudhi goes mad. Years later, the couple meet again at their daughter’s wedding. After blessing his daughter, Sudhi returns home and dies. Sharada goes to pay her last respects to her former husband and dies as well.

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