Here in a 1950 film, Nambiar dons multiple costumes to narrate the ballad of a sage, Digambara Saamiyar (Nambiar), who tries to bring justice to the people conned by a conniving lawyer. A masala story with strong emphasis on wholesome entertainment, it was a popular production of Modern Theatres owned by a London graduate Indian entrepreneur.
It evokes memory of an era where songs had lyrics which were clearly audible, straight forward and poetic. This is also the era where the dancing legends of Padmini and Lalitha ruled the silver screen. In this film, we see the duo give a memorable montage of a feuding fisherman husband and wife couple. There is another rendition of the evergreen snake dance by dancer Kamala. Other songs are entertaining as well.
|M.N. Nambiar (1919-2008)|