Vijayasree | The Songs and Dances

Vijayasree in  Othenante Makan

Vijaysree paired with Prem Nazir has to be one of the cleverest and most devious brand creations ever  in Malayalam cinema. It  ensured maximum returns at the box-office, and worked both ways. It  gave the leading pair  some of their most popular movies and to us, most importantly a treasure trove of songs that simply seemed to come together with with the bankable, winning pair. It was a dream run. The best pair cavorting with some of the most popular songs ever – if you don’t mind the tripe they dished out to support the whole exercise. It was sheer fun. Continue reading

17 March 2012 | Remembering Vijayasree

Vijayasree in Lanka Dahanam

Vijayasree in Lanka Dahanam

This is dedicated to Jay. [ He knows why  :) ]

In 1988, actor Kaduvakkulam Antony had brought out a Directory on the Actors and Actresses of Malayalam Film Industry quaintly titled, “മലയാള സിനിമ : ആരംഭം മുതല്‍ ഇന്ന് വരെയുള്ള താരങ്ങളുടെ ജീവ ചരിത്രം.”  Vijayasree‘s profile starts  off this way, Continue reading

Vijayasree | Filmography

Vijayasree in Ponnapuram Kotta

Vijayasree’s four-year reign had the best of Malayalam’s movie directors churning out productions that had to have her as the centre of its starry universe, not forgetting who the leading man already would be, Prem Nazir. her movies always had a heady combination of great songs, mostly by Sreekumaran Thampy. I have been able to compile 40 movies of hers, and Any additions to this list, as always, would be gladly welcome. Continue reading