There were 7 songs in Aana Valarthiya Vanambadi (1960), lyrics written by Thirunayinaarkurichi Madhavan Nair and set to music by Brother Lakshmanan. PB Sreenivas, AM Raja, Jamuna Rani and P Leela have lent their voice to the compositions and my favorite in terms of melody is the simple and sweet lullaby, Kanne Varna Malarkodiye. Also, Aana Valarthiya Vanambadi (1960) is not the FIRST film in Malayalam Cinema based on the jungle theme.
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The First Successful Jungle Movie in Malayalam.
I guess I got scammed again by the VCD Mafia 🙂 . Aana Valarthiya Vanambadi (1960) is said to have been made simultaneously in two languages, Malayalam and Tamil and it also holds the howlarious distinction of having had the Tamil version [ Yaana Valartha Vanambadi (1959) ] released in Kerala BEFORE the Malayalam version, according to Vijay ji. The VCD copy I have has the title cards in Malayalam, but the soundtrack is clearly the Malayalam dubbed version for the lip-movement which is undoubtedly in Tamil! Which makes me come to the conclusion that the actual Malayalam version originally released must have been the same or else they have lost the original Malayalam version. Oh, the fiends.
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