ഓണാശംസകള്‍

Onam Greetings

പ്രതീക്ഷകളുടെ, നന്മകളുടെ, സമൃദ്ധിയുടെ ഒരു ഓണക്കാലം ആകട്ടേ വരുംനാളുകള്‍.

ഓണാശംസകള്‍ !

 

2 thoughts on “ഓണാശംസകള്‍

  1. When it was the time of Sathyan, Prem Nazir and Madhu, one film by each of them reached the theatre each year during Onam. Then it was the regret of most families that they could not see them all since they were allowed to go to a theatre and see only one film during the Onam days. Every film exhibited in theatres were seen without missing any single one, only by unmarried bachelors and lucky family men. Most of them made it their unchangeable custom to see the films on Friday itself, that is, when the film in the theatres changes. If it was a film bad enough to be run only two are three days, they also had the duty to go to the theatres on Tuesdays too. But there indeed were a few families and ladies who lived in advance of their times and went to the theatre each week who were called in the name of the famous beauty in the famous poem Karuna by Kumaran Asan, unfortunately. In the time of Raghavan, Vincent, M.G.Soman, Jayan, and Sukumaran also, production banners took care to release films in and around Onam days. Anyway, Onam provided Malayaalees excellent opportunity to see a vide range of good films. This time is past, unfortunately never to return. Those theatres have vanished due to no business since the spread of Television and film channels. Ticket charges for admittance to theatres soared high due to actors claiming crores as salaries and royalties. Because of the trend to present a lady character in the film and make the film move around her, stories flopped. If it was Sheela, Jayabharathi, K.R.Vijaya and Sarada, they looked like women, filled the screen and satisfied the spectators. Now we see only a few thin girls whom real film appreciators except unripe young boys loath for their presence on the films, obstructing the natural flow of the story. Inferior writers who have strong communal and financial connections write non-poetic lines which are tuned by non-musical orchestrators which no seasoned listener likes to hear again. So, dear Old Malayalam Cinema, what do we have to thrill us with, this Onam?

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