Director: A. Vincent; Writer: Thoppil Bhasi; Producer: R.S. Prabhu; Cinematographer: Surya Prakash; Editor: G. Venkitaraman; Cast: Thikkurisi Sukumaran Nair, Kaviyoor Ponnamma, Veeran, Sharada (Saraswati), Madhu, Raghavan, Thodupuzha Radhakrishnan, S.P. Pillai, Shankaradi, Philomena, Metilda, Sukumari, Kannur Rajan, Vijayabhanu, Junior Sheela, Jaya, Jayarani, Mala, Kedamangalam Ali, Ramankutti, Krishnankutti, Sathyapalan Nair, Aboobakkar, Janardanan
Duration: 02:13:52; Aspect Ratio: 1.778:1; Hue: 229.752; Saturation: 0.006; Lightness: 0.354; Volume: 0.151; Cuts per Minute: 6.693
Summary: An adaptation of Anant Mane’s Manini (1961). Malathi (Sharada) is the daughter of a wealthy family. She forces her father Shankara Menon (Nair) to let her marry a poor music teacher, Madhavan (Madhu), claiming to be pregnant by him. The father rejects the couple, who manage to make a meagre living in the husband’s village. The mother dies of grief and her spirit visits the daughter, soon followed by a repenting father. P.K. Nair suggests that the end sequence echoes Mizoguchi’s Ugetsu Monogatari (1953).