Jeevitha Nouka

Jeevitha Nauka
1951 Film
Jeevitha Nouka is a 1951 Malayalam film directed by K. Vembu and jointly produced by K. V. Koshi and Kunchako. It was the first "super hit film" in Malayalam cinema, with a theatrical run of 284 days. Wikipedia
Initial releaseMarch 15, 1951 (India)
Running time170 minutes
LanguageMalayalam
Budget500,000 INR












Dances from Jeevithanouka (1951)


Thikkurissy Sukumaran Nair and BS Saroja in Jeevithanouka (1951)The first two decades in Malayalam cinema, 1928 – 1950 could very well be termed the Lost Years (as I have mentioned earlier) owing to the near-impossibility of finding a copy of the 13 films produced in the 20 years ( an unlucky figure in all aspects, don’t you agree? ), hence it becomes a natural choice to start with Jeevitha Nouka ( 1951), or the Boat of Life that also gave Malayalam cinema its  first bankable ‘star’, Thikkurissy Sukumaran Nair. It also feels sad to have been denied the legacy of  two decades of singing and dancing  – if only they had been a bit more careful with preserving their celluloid stories that they so crafted with care. Anyways, coming back to Jeevithanouka, in the 13 (?) songs in the ‘Social Melodrama’ that ran to packed theaters, almost all of them suffered from a strong hangover of the existing trend those days – to make Malayalam clones out of existing popular Hindi tunes, and it is with a lot of pent-up sadness and wry humour  that Swamy , (the legendary S Dakshinamoorthy) recalls the brief given to him for putting together the songs for the movie.

Plot

Soman (Thikkurissi) is brought up by his elder brother Raju (Sebastian Kunjukunju Bhagavathar) and his shrewish wife Janu (Pankajavalli). Soman is in love with Lakshmi (B. S. Saroja), the daughter of a poor village performer Kaniyan (Adhimoolam) who belongs to a lower caste. Raju, employed by the zamindar (Nanukuttan) and Janu resent the inter-caste marriage between Soman and Lakshmi.
Lakshmi gives birth to a son and in the meanwhile Soman goes to the city in search of job. Lakshmi who is left behind in the village faces harassment at the hands of the villagers. In the city, Soman is hit by a car driven by a rich young woman who takes him home and also employs him as the manager of her estate. Janu starts receiving Soman’s letters and remittances which start arriving. Janu does this by impersonating Lakshmi with the connivance of her brother Shanku (S.P.Pillai).
Meanwhile Lakshmi leaves the village in search of Soman. During her wanderings Lakshmi sees her husband with a woman and suspects him of being disloyal. The young woman is none other than his employer. Lakshmi tries to kill her child and commit suicide but what saves her is the instinct of motherhood. Lakshmi gets together a band of beggars and organises a home for them. She uses her talent as an actress and collects funds for the home by staging plays. Back in the village life turns its tables on Raju and Janu, while her brother Shanku is killed. The real culprits, the zamindar’s advocate and his group of people mislead the police implicating Soman in the murder. During one her plays, Lakshmi recognises her husband who is about to be arrested on the trumped up charge. Explanations follow and Soman is absolved of the false charge and the couple are reunited. Raju is helped out by Soman. Janu who has now become a beggar is recognised by Lakshmi. Regardless of what has happened in the past, Lakshmi takes Janu home. And all ends well.[4]

JEEVITHA NAUKA 1951
Sebastian Kunjukunju Bhagavathar, Thikkurissi, S. P. Pillai, Nanukuttan, Muthukulam Raghavan Pillai, Adhimoolam, B. S. Saroja, Pankajavalli



HIT MACHINE B. S. Saroja in the first Malayalam mega hit
‘Jeevithan Nauka’ is considered the first Malayalam ‘mega hit’ film. It was simultaneously shot in Tamil and Telugu. The success of the different versions prompted the producers to dub the film in Hindi as ‘Jeevan Nauka’ (1952). The Hindi version also did well.
The film portrayed the life of simple folk in a small village in Kerala. The treatment is simple, straightforward and objective. At a time when most south Indian films told stories of kings and gods, ‘Jeevitha Nauka’ spoke of human sufferings. This was a new experience.
Soman (Thikkurissi) is brought up by his elder brother Raju (Sebastian Kunjukunju Bhagavthar) and his shrewish wife Janu (Pankajavalli). Soman is in love with Lakshmi (B. S. Saroja), the daughter of a poor village performer Kaniyan (Adhimoolam) who belongs to a lower caste. Raju, employed by the zamindar (Nanukuttan) and Janu resent the inter-caste marriage between Soman and Lakshmi.
Lakshmi gives birth to a son and in the meanwhile Soman goes to the city in search of job. Lakshmi who is left behind in the village faces harassment at the hands of the villagers. In the city, Soman is hit by a car driven by a rich young woman who takes him home and also employs him as the manager of her estate. Janu starts receiving Soman’s letters and remittances which start arriving. Janu does this by impersonating Lakshmi with the connivance of her brother Shanku (S.P.Pillai).
Meanwhile Lakshmi leaves the village in search of Soman. During her wanderings Lakshmi sees her husband with a woman and suspects him of being disloyal. The young woman is none other than his employer. Lakshmi tries to kill her child and commit suicide but what saves her is the instinct of motherhood. Lakshmi gets together a band of beggars and organises a home for them. She uses her talent as an actress and collects funds for the home by staging plays. Back in the village life turns its tables on Raju and Janu, while her brother Shanku is killed. The real culprits, the zamindar’s advocate and his group of people mislead the police implicating Soman in the murder. During one her plays, Lakshmi recognises her husband who is about to be arrested on the trumped up charge. Explanations follow and Soman is absolved of the false charge and the couple are reunited. Raju is helped out by Soman. Janu who has now become a beggar is recognised by Lakshmi. Regardless of what has happened in the past, Lakshmi takes Janu home. And all ends well.
There were 14 songs in the film. Music by Dakshinamoorthy followed the then prevailing trend of imitating popular Hindi tunes. Mehboob entered the cinema world by singing for this film. Though an imitation of the Mohammed Rafi song from the Hindi film ‘Dulari’ (1949) ‘Suhani raat dhal chuki…’ (Naushad), the soulful rendering by Mehboob made the song ‘Akaale aarum kaividum…..’ memorable. Other songs like, ‘Aaanandamiyalum bale….’ (P. Leela) , ‘Thoraathasru dhaara….’ (Revamma), imitations of tunes from ‘Barsaat’ (1949, Shanker-Jaikishen) failed to impress. A duet, ‘Aanathalayolam venna tharameda…’ sung by Sebastian Kunjukunju Bhagavathar and Alappuzha Pushpam, father and daughter, in real life, became a super hit.
Will be remembered: Noted singer Mehboob made his film debut in this film. It will also be remembered for the songs, ‘Aanathalayolam venna tharameda…’ (Bhagavathar, Pushpam) and ‘Vana gayike vinnil varoo nayike...’ (P. Leela, Mehboob).

B. VIJAYAKUMAR

ANANDAMEKOOBALE-JEEVITHANAUKA
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AKALE ARUM KAIVIDUM JEEVITHANAUKA Movie: Jeevitha Nouka Year: 1951 Lyrics: Abhayadev Music: V Dakshinamoorthy Singer: Mehaboob
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AKALE ARUM KAIVIDUM JEEVITHANAUKA

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 PAHITHAYE-JEEVITHANAUKA
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 Anathalayolam Venna Tharameda - Jeevithanouka (1951)
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Aanathalayolam venna tharameda

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This song is from the 1951 Malayalam Movie Jeevitha Nauka. Lyrics by Abhayadev and Music Dakshinamoorthi. Singers are ...

Artist(s): Kunjukunju Bhagavathar,and his daughter:- Alapuzha Pushpam
Lyricist: Abhaya Dev 
Aana thalayolam venna tharameda 
Aananda srikrishna vaa murukku 

Pykkale meykkuvan Padathu ayakkam njan 
Maykkanna ponnunnee vaa murukku 

Kingini mothiram Thankathal charthidam 
Pankajalochana odivadaa 

Peelithalakettil poomaala choodam njan 
Neelakarvarnane odivada 

Andacharacharam kandu mayanginen 
Kondalvarna neeyum odivada


EN MALARUM NINAIVUGAL - VANA RANIYE - JEEVITHA NAUKA

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Jeevitha Nauka  1951 -- Vana Raaniyae Enthan Mana Raaniyae

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Song: Sahaayam Yaarumallada Movie: Jeevitha Nauka 1951 Singer: Trichy Loganathan Music: V.Dakshinamoorthy Main cast: ...

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Jeevitha Nauka 1951 Magdalanamariam by Kaviyoor Revamma


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Movie: Jeevithanouka,Year: 1951, Song: Vaarthinkal Thaalamedutha [Magdalana Mariyam] Music: V Dakshinamoorthy, Lyrics: ...






MovieJeevithanouka (1951)
Movie DirectorK Vembu
LyricsVallathol
MusicV Dakshinamoorthy
SingersV Dakshinamoorthy, Kaviyoor Revamma, Mehboob

MUSIC

വാര്‍ത്തിങ്കള്‍ താലമെടുത്ത വസന്തരാ -
വേതോ വെണ്‍ചാറൊന്നു പൂശിക്കയാല്‍
ശ്രീല ഗലേല ജില്ലയ്ക്കൊരു തൂമുത്തു-
മാലയായ് മിന്നീ നയിൻ പട്ടണം

താഴത്തേക്കെന്തിത്ര സൂക്ഷിച്ചു നോക്കുന്നു
താരകളേ നിങ്ങള്‍ നിശ്ചലമായു്
നിങ്ങള്‍ തന്‍ കൂട്ടത്തില്‍ നിന്നിപ്പോഴാരാനും
ഭംഗമാർന്നൂഴിയില്‍ വീണു പോയോ

ദാരിദ്ര്യശുഷ്ക്കമാം പാഴു്ക്കുടിലൊ -
ന്നിലാണീരുചിരാംഗി ജനിച്ചതത്രേ
പാറപ്പുറത്തൊരു ഭംഗിയേറും പനി -
നീരലരുണ്ടായിതെങ്ങിനേയോ

സ്വര്‍ഗ്ഗീയസൗന്ദര്യഹാരമേ
എന്റെ സ്വസ്ഥം കവരുന്ന താരമേ
സ്വര്‍ഗ്ഗീയസൗന്ദര്യഹാരമേ

കൊല്ലാതെ പാപം ഇതു പാപമേ
ദോഷം ചെയ്യാതെ ശാപമിതു സോദരാ

ലീലയാ കണ്ടു ചിരിപ്പാനായു് വഞ്ചകന്‍
മേലേ വിരിച്ചിട്ട പുല്‍പ്പരപ്പില്‍
മേയാനായു് ചെന്നൊരു പെണ്‍മാന്‍ നിരാലംബ
യായിതാ വീണുപോയു് മുൾക്കുഴിയില്‍

കൊറ്റിന്നുഴക്കരികാണാതിരുന്നവള്‍
കൊറ്റക്കുട ചൂടും റാണിയായി
ഹന്ത സൗന്ദര്യമേ നാരിതന്‍ മെയ് ചേര്‍ന്നാ
ലെന്തെന്തു സൗഭാഗ്യം സാധിക്കാ നീ

രക്ഷിക്ക ചാരിത്ര്യം (3)

കേഴുക കേഴുക ഏഴമാന്‍കണ്ണാളേ
കേഴുവോര്‍ക്കാശ്വാസം ഏകും ദൈവം
ഓ..

വാതില്‍ക്കല്‍ ശങ്കിച്ചു നില്‍ക്കേണ്ട മുഗ്ദ്ധേ നീ
സ്വാതന്ത്ര്യമോടകത്തേക്കു ചെല്ലാം
കെട്ട മാര്‍ഗ്ഗത്തില്‍ നടന്ന നിന്‍ കാല്‍ച്ചെളി
മൃഷ്ടമായല്ലോ നിന്‍ കണ്ണീരാല്‍ താന്‍

നാഥാ തവാശകള്‍ കേട്ടു നടക്കാതെ
നാനാപരാധങ്ങള്‍ ചെയ്തു പോയു് ഞാന്‍
ശാസിതാവായോനേ സര്‍വ്വം ക്ഷമിച്ചു തൻ
ദാസിയെ തൃക്കാല്‍ക്കല്‍ നിര്‍ത്തേണമേ

മുട്ടുവിന്‍ വാതില്‍ തുറക്കുമെന്നങ്ങുന്നു
പട്ടാങ്ങമായു് ചൊന്നതോര്‍ത്തുകൊണ്ടേ
താവകാനുഗ്രഹദ്വാരത്തില്‍ മുട്ടുമീ
പാവത്തിന്നേകുകിങ്ങുൾപ്രവേശം

അല്ലല്‍പ്പെരുങ്കടല്‍ക്കല്ലോലമാലയില്‍
തെല്ലല്ലലഞ്ഞു കുഴങ്ങുന്നു ഞാന്‍
ഏഴയാം എന്നേ കരേറ്റുവാന്‍ മറ്റാരു -
ണ്ടാഴിക്കു മീതേ നടന്നവനേ

ചെയ്യരുതാത്തതു ചെയ്തവളെങ്കിലു
മീയെന്നെ തള്ളൊല്ലേ തമ്പുരാനേ
തീയിനെപ്പോലും തണുപ്പിക്കുമിപ്പൊൻതൃ
ക്കൈയ്യിനാൽ തീര്‍ത്തവളല്ലോ ഞാനും

പൊയു്ക്കൊള്‍ക പെണ്‍കുഞ്ഞേ ദുഃഖം വെടിഞ്ഞു നീ
ഉള്‍ക്കൊണ്ട വിശ്വാസം കാത്തു നിന്നെ
അപ്പപ്പോള്‍ പാതകം ചെയ്തതിനൊക്കെയും
ഇപ്പശ്ചാത്താപമേ പ്രായശ്ചിത്

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DirectorK Vembu
ProducerM Kunchacko, KV Koshy
BannerK&K Productions
Story
ScreenplayMuthukulam Raghavan Pilla
DialogMuthukulam Raghavan Pilla
LyricsAbhayadev, Vallathol
MusicV Dakshinamoorthy
SingersV Dakshinamoorthy, P Leela, Alappuzha Pushpam, Ghantasala, Kaviyoor Revamma, Mehboob, Sebastian Kunju Kunju Bhagavathar, T Lokanathan
CinematographyPB Mani
Editing KD George















 
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