The debate of 1928 vs 1930 | Chelangatt Gopalakrishnan’s meticulous research weighed against a Handbill.

The Date of Screening of Vigathakumaran.
Atleast, for Me !

[ I would like to place on record the inspiring initiative by Adv Narayan, who has been tirelessly following up leads and collecting factual information to set Malayalam Cinema’s most debated part of history straight – that of the actual year of release of  The Lost Child / Vigathakumaran, the first film in Malayalam film history, and also to Saju Chelangatt ( son of Chelangatt Gopalakrishnan) who shared invaluable information on the  journalist’s quest.  This post, tries to put it all in perspective, so that this also becomes a starting point of further debates, discussions and possibly, as Narayan states, the gateway to laying our hands on actual memorabilia of the film itself – even a reel of it from some corner of the planet would be a possibility. ]

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