Nilambur Ayisha conferred the Premji Award

Nilambur Ayesha in Paleri Manikyam (2010)

Nilambur Ayisha, the grand dame of Malayalam Theater has been conferred the Premji Award instituted by The Premji Foundation (not to be confused with the Azim Premji Foundation, please ) for her contribution to Malayalam Theater.

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MT’s Films | Kuttyedathi (1971)

Kuttyedathi (title)

Kuttyedethi (Kutty, the Elder Sister) created something of a revolution in popular film viewing when it was released in 1971. There wasn’t anything quite like it  that the Malayalam movie fraternity had ever witnessed on screen. Directed by PN Menon, with MT’s script, here was Kutty ( Vilasini), the part-tomboy, part-introvert, with a tongue that could slice through steel and a defiance to meaningless tradition, that almost bordered on arrogance, and beneath all, she still craved  a growing woman’s simple pleasures of life.

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