The Songs and Dances in Satyavan Savithri (1977)

Sridevi in Satyavan Savithri (1977)
Every single movie of Sridevi’s in Malayalam must have had a dance sequence incorporated in a song, in the great tradition of the ones from Travancore Sisters’ movies, from what I have seen. I always hope and pray for at least one and in Satyavan and Savithri (1977), it comes surprisingly early.

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Sridevi – Kamal Haasan in Malayalam Cinema | Satyavan Savithri (1977)

Satyavan Savithri was the only movie of that genre directed by PG Vishwambharan, a director known for his ‘populist’ movies. His second outre’ on something that was in the similar veins would come in 2002, in the form of  hilarious-but-serious version of his take on Vadakkan Paattukal, starring Vani Vishwanath as Unniyarcha – a clunky dud called Puthooram Puthri Unniyarcha ! Back to Satyavan Savithri. The story is from the Mahabharatha, and was about the unflinching, steadfast love and devotion of a wife for her husband that transcend even the prospect of death, to the point where she manages to bring back her husband, born with a terminal curse, to life, impressing even Yamadharma, the Lord of Death.

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