Thacholi Ambu is a 1978 Malayalam-language film starring Prem Nazir,
Sivaji Ganesan, Ravikumar and Jayan. Directed and produced by Navodaya
Appachan, it was the first cinemascope film in Malayalam.
Prem Nazir played the title role in the film.
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Prem Nazir as Thacholi Ambu,Othenan's Nephew
Sivaji Ganesan as Thacholi Othenakkurup
Jayan as Bappu and Kutty(Bappu's Son)
K. P. Ummer as Kathiroor Gurukkal
Balan K. Nair as Mayin Kuttiyil,Bappu's Father
N. Govindan Kutty as Parunthunkalkotta Panicker,Othenan's
M. N. Nambiar
M. N. Nambiar as Ittiri,Parunthunkalkotta Panicker's Son
G. K. Pillai as Payyampalli Chanthu,Othenan's Friend
Ravikumar as Bapputty,Bappu's another Son
K. R. Vijaya as Kunjitheyi,Othenan's Wife
Unnimary as Kanni,Othenan's Daughter
Vijaya Lalitha as
Meena as Ambu's mother and Othenan's Sister
Thacholi Ambu is the first
Malayalam film in CinemaScope. Sivaji
Ganesan ventured to enact the film's action scenes without the use of
a stunt double. During the filming of one such scene, he fell from a
height of six feet. A shield fell on his hand and injured him
severely, resulting in him being hospitalised for many days.
The music was composed by
K. Raghavan and lyrics was written by
K. J. Yesudas
P Susheela, Chorus
S Janaki, P Susheela
P Susheela, Chorus
The film became commercial success.
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^ "An interview with Navodaya Appachan". Chennaionline.com. Retrieved
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^ Ganesan, Sivaji; Narayanaswami, T. S. (2007). Autobiography of an
Actor. Sivaji Prabhu Charities Trust. p. 159.
^ "Remembering 'Kolilakkam' superstar
Jayan on his 35th death
anniversary". International Business Times. 16 November 2013.
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