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  • Sobha won child actress award in 1971. best actress in 78 for ente neelakasham. Geethu MOhandas won child actor in 86 and best actress in 2004 for Akale, oridam
  • Finals chithramela (malayalam movie quiz)

    1. 1. Finals
    2. 2. Thanks for all the help and support:Cine Matters, (http://oldmalayalamcinema.wordpress.com/)Hrishikesh Varma,Manjith,Adv Narayanan Ramakrishnan,Snehaj,Sreeram ,Vipin Nair (http://www.musicaloud.com/)Thanks to http://malayalasangeetham.info/ forproviding content in the public domain.
    3. 3. Written
    4. 4. 6 questions on book covers, all related toMalayalam film field.Identify the author for each slide10 points each. 10 points bonus for getting allcorrect
    5. 5. Answer isExchange sheets
    6. 6. 1) If it was Baburaj in Mr Marumakan,Vivek inCowboy Suraj Venjaramoodu in ManthrikanWho was in Edavapathy?
    7. 7. Answer is
    8. 8. Prasanth Narayanan. People who replacedJagathys characters
    9. 9. 2) As per The Theatre Classification Committeeappointed by the government to study thecondition of the cinema theatres in Kerala, Whichtheatre was rated the best and was the only onegraded as Platinum Plus?
    10. 10. Answer is
    11. 11. Kottayam Anand
    12. 12. 3) He won Kerala Lalitha Kala Academywinner for Sculptor in 1977 and is currentlyinvovled in a huge sculpture of Jatayu built atop arock at Chadayamangalam.It is 60 ft tall, 150 ftbroad and 200 ft long. This will have three storeysand among other attractions,will house a museumand mini film theatre. Once finished, Jatayu sculpturewould be the biggest functional sculpture in the Asiancontinent. It can be termed as the tallest sculpture aswell. Identify the sculptor who is also a director
    13. 13. Answer is
    14. 14. Rajeev Anchal
    15. 15. 4) ______ Daa, let me call you ______ Daa,I know that you are no more.But I am, alive for youBelieve me. When the seventh seal is openedI will use my camera as my gun and I am sure the echo of thesoundwill reverberate in your bones, and feed back to me for myinspiration.Thank you ______ Daa, I am thanking younot with impotency and insipidity ______ Daa,I remember you, when the words fails to criticize you,______ Daa, eternally you arein my brainin my spirit andin my Holy Ghost ,Amen.
    16. 16. Answer is
    17. 17. John Abrahams tribute to Ritwik Ghatak
    18. 18. 5) Malabar Banded Peacock isconsidered as one of the mostdazzling butterflies in the worldand also rated as the third most beautifulbutterfly in India. Its flight is extremely swift;possibly swifter than that of any other Peacockbutterflies. It is a favourite of the butterflycollectors. It is endemic to the Western Ghatsand is found essentially between southern Goaand northern Kerala. What is the scientificname for this butterfly.
    19. 19. Answer is
    20. 20. 6)When Sasikumar’s announcementfor the movie, Chula came in, the musicdirector announced was ___A____ andlyrics by Sathyan Anthikad. But ______A______asked Sasikumar to give _______B______ a chanceto make his debut as the music director. Thedirector and producers were not happy with it, but____A_____ told them that in case they are notsatisfied by ______B’s_______ music, then he will doit. They agreed to it and thus ____B____ who was tillthen a track and dubbing artist made his entry as amusic director. ID A and B
    21. 21. Answer is
    22. 22. Yesudas andRaveendran
    23. 23. 7) Born Kochukunnel Mathai Chacko, he writesunder a pseudonym. Following is hisfilmography, credited for StorySantham Beekaram(1985) (Dir - Rajasenan)Gajaraja Manthram (1997) (Dir -Thaha)Captain(1999) (Dir Nissar)Thrill(2008) (Dir -B Venugopal)Who?
    24. 24. Answer is
    25. 25. Batton Bose
    26. 26. 8)Whose words (taken from an interview given inMadhyamam a few years back) - “Among theheroes who are alive today, after Madhu Sir andRaghavan, I am the most senior. I have donewhat no heros will do. I acted and also did the jobof a light boy. Later in John Abraham movies I did3 extra roles. I was a hero in one movie and anextra in next. John introduced me to others a ‘Heis my extra’. ”
    27. 27. Answer is
    28. 28. Tv Chandran. Actedas lead in Kabani
    29. 29. 9)Who is the president of The Forum For BetterSpirit - The forums manifesto asks thegovernment to provide liquor through the state-subsided public distribution system, boost toddyproduction, slash prices for elderly drinkers andsupply free alcohol to drinkers over 90.
    30. 30. Answer is
    31. 31. NL Balakrishnan
    32. 32. Answer is
    33. 33. 10)He started his film acting career inAravindans Oridathu. His last movie wasArdhanari. His most popular character mighthave been in a TV Serial.Name this artist whopassed away in 2012.
    34. 34. Answer is
    35. 35. Jagannathan
    36. 36. 11)In the movie Vilkanundu Swapnangal,Mammootys voice was not used. Insteadsomeone else dubbed for him. Who?
    37. 37. Answer is
    38. 38. Sreenivasan
    39. 39. 12)‘Udaya Pictures’ was started by Alleppy Vincentand X.Later the activities went into a slow pacewhen X got arrested. Later Kunchako took overthis and was made famous as Udaya Studio. X leftthe venture after having disagreements withKunchako. Name X
    40. 40. Answer is
    41. 41. TV Thomas
    42. 42. Azed10 points each. Bonus 10 for gettingall correct
    43. 43. Mani Kauls movie Duvidha had A as the lead.A also went on to act in significant roles in other Hindi movies. He wascast as the male lead for Basu Chatterjee’s Hindi movie B but herejected it.B is more famous for us in Kerala for its songs. Basu instead cast Cinstead for the role and the movie was a huge hit.C went on to star in a Malayalam movie D directed by E.Director F has made a movie about something that happened in E’slife.Coming back to A, why he rejected the offers in Hindi was to comeback to Kerala and make big in movies. His first notable role came in G.The movie is more famous for the performance of H which fetchedhim National award.Coming back to Mani Kaul,his other movie Uski Roti had as theAssistant Director, I who went on direct 4 movies in his career - 3 inMalayalam and one in Tamil.Another of Kaul’s movie Satah Se Uthata Aadmi, had J a famous
    44. 44. Answer is
    45. 45. Mani Kauls movie Duvidha had A(Ravi Menon) as the lead.A(Ravi Menon) also went on to act in significant roles in other Hindi movies.He was cast as the male lead for Basu Chatterjee’s Hindi movie B(Chit chor)but he rejected it.B(Chit chor) is more famous for us in Kerala for its songs. Basu instead cast C(Amol Palekar) instead for the role and the movie was a huge hit.C(Amol Palekar) went on to star in a Malayalam movie D(Olangal) directed byE(Balu Mahendra)Director F(KG George) has made a movie about something that happened inE’s (Balu Mahendra) life.Coming back to A(Ravi Menon) , why he rejected the offers in Hindi was tocome back to Kerala and make big in movies. His first notable role came inG(Nirmalyam).The movie is more famous for the performance of H (PJ Antony)whichfetched him National award.Coming back to Mani Kaul, his other movie Uski Roti had as the AssistantDirector, I‘ (John Abraham) who went on direct 4 movies in his career - 3 inMalayalam and one in Tamil.Another of Kaul’s movie Satah Se Uthata Aadmi, had J(Gopi) a famous
    46. 46. A - Ravi MenonB - Chit chorC - Amol PalekarD – OlangalE - Balu MahendraF - KG GeorgeG - NirmalyamH - PJI - John AbrahamJ - Gopi
    47. 47. Reverse
    48. 48. 13)This movie was simultaneously released inmalayalam , tamil and telugu. It was titledNankampirai in Tamil and in Punnami RathriTelugu. How do we know this movie as?
    49. 49. Answer is
    50. 50. 14)Which controversy which was much debated inthe media started just before SingerUnnimenon’s Musical program ‘OrmikkanOmanikkan’ in the year 2004
    51. 51. Answer is
    52. 52. Royalty to be paid to Yesudas if any of his songsare sung in Musical concerts
    53. 53. 15)This movie was based on Pallissery’s short story- Pooram and started with John Paul as scriptwriter and was named as OralkkukoodiIdam.Later John Paul was out of the projectallegedly due to the insistence of the Male leadand Lohitadas was roped in. The movie was alsorenamed and released 90’s. Which movie?
    54. 54. Answer is
    55. 55. 16)Sindhu santhamayi ozhukunnu was an awardwinning drama written by Lohitadas. Name themovie adaptation which gave the male lead theState award for Best Actor
    56. 56. Answer is
    57. 57. 17)P Kesavadev’s association with movies startedmuch before his novels were made to movies. Heused to be an integral part of movie exhibition inthe earlier days. Under what capacity did heserve these exhibitions?
    58. 58. Answer is
    59. 59. He was the story teller for silent movies(kathaparichilukaran)
    60. 60. 18)Kabani nadhi chuvannappol won the State FilmAward for the 2nd Best movie in 1975. PA Bakkarwon the award for best director. When KKarunakaran, who was the Cultural Affairsminister during the time was asked why a Naxalthemed movie was given these awards, Whatwas his reply?
    61. 61. Answer is
    62. 62. As per Karunakaran, the movie had a good moralthat if one turned into a Naxalite, he would beshot dead
    63. 63. 19)He was initially cast as the lead in Thrishnabefore Mammooty replaced him. The shootinghad proceeded with him and later MT and IV Sasifelt that he was not fit for the role.He later gotsupporting roles in many movies. Which actor?
    64. 64. Answer is
    65. 65. 20)Name the movie scripted by MT which was alsothe name for one of his travelogues?
    66. 66. Answer is
    67. 67. 21)In 2006, Rajeevnath announced aproject on the life of Mother Teresa.He also announced that for the role of Mother,he was planning to cast a certain lady afterfinding a photo in social media which had strikingresemblance to the Mother. This news on castingwas reported widely worldwide. Later Rajeevnathretracted the decision and said that he had no ideaabout who she was when he made his decisionpublic. Who was he planning to cast?
    68. 68. Answer is
    69. 69. Paris Hilton
    70. 70. 22) For whose murder was Jebaraj (driver), LakshmiNarasimhan alias Kutty (watchman) andGaneshan (cook) sentenced to death
    71. 71. Answer is
    72. 72. Rani Padmini
    73. 73. 23)When Vigathakumaran was released,the first show was inaugurated by afamous criminal lawyer of the time,Mullur Govinda Pilla. When the movieMarthandavarma was made,Kamalalayam BookDepot, who held the rights for the novel filed a caseagainst the makers. It was widely believed thatMullur was behind the suit as he felt insulted fornot even being invited for the first show. Heappeared as the lawyer for Kamalalayam. Whichlawyer, whose name is a part of history of Keralaand an old quiz question appeared for Sundarraj?
    74. 74. Answer is
    75. 75. Anna Chandi
    76. 76. 24) When Jos Kattukaaran built JosTheatre in Thrissur, the Kochi royalfamily was invited for the first show.What arrangement that he made for them forthis show was continued and then lateradopted by other movie theatres for a longtime.
    77. 77. Answer is
    78. 78. He had Chair for royals, Bench for theirassociates and Floor for the common manThis later became the different classes inmovie houses (Kasera, Bench, Thara)
    79. 79. List it
    80. 80. There are 6 people who has won National FilmAward for Best Screenplay for their work in aMalayalam movie. Name them all.10 points each. Bonus 10 for getting all
    81. 81. Answer is
    82. 82. SL Puram – AgniputriAdoor Gopalakrishnan – Mukhamukham,Anantaram,MT Vasudevan Nair – Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha,Kadavu, adayam, ParinayamMadampu Kunjikuttan - KarunamPF Mathews and Harikrishna – Kutty Srank
    83. 83. Clockwise
    84. 84. 25) ”A Voyage” is a silent short film directed byBiju Vishwanath, produced by writer John Pauland has music by JohnsonThe plot is about two people - A director and oneof his famous character. How the seed for thecharacter was present in the directors mind evenas a child etc are shown in the brief narrative.Name this director and the character
    85. 85. Answer is
    86. 86. MT And Velichapaadu
    87. 87. 26) Audio (Qn on next slide)Note:(The chirping of the bird discovered in themovie Pattanapravesham was played)
    88. 88. 1) Of which species is this bird believed to be2) What peculiar characteristic about the bird beingvisible to Isaac (ornithologist)does he mention toProf Vidyadaran
    89. 89. Answer is
    90. 90. 1) Bullfinch2) It come sout only on Fridays
    91. 91. 27) Video. Question on next slide(Moonam Pakkam video – Thilakan consolingKirti Singh’s character mentions about thestory of Velasco)
    92. 92. Which work is being mentioned by Thilakanhere?
    93. 93. Answer is
    94. 94. The Story of a Shipwrecked SailorThe full title is The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor:Who Drifted on a Liferaft for Ten Days WithoutFood or Water, Was Proclaimed a National Hero,Kissed by Beauty Queens, Made Rich ThroughPublicity, and Then Spurned by the Governmentand Forgotten for All Time.
    95. 95. 28) What request about a title first made by Poet GSankara Kurup was made by MLA Haibi Eaden inKerala assembly. Cultural Affairs minister KC Josephcited Article 18 of the constitution as a reason fornot taking forward the request. What was therequest?
    96. 96. Answer is
    97. 97. Yesudas to be conferred the title Gaana Gandharvan
    98. 98. 29) Audio. Question on next slide(Song from the movie Valarthu Mrikangal wasplayed)
    99. 99. Who wrote the lyrics?
    100. 100. Answer is
    101. 101. Movie was Valarthu Mrigangal
    102. 102. 30) Raamanam is a 2009 Malayalam film directedand produced by M. P. Sukumaran Nair.Jagathy Sreekumar plays the lead character inthis film. The movie won the kerala state filmaward for second best film in the year 2009. Thefilm is a re-depiction of which novel?
    103. 103. Answer is
    104. 104. Smarakasilakal, a celebrated Malayalam novel byPunathil Kunhabdulla.
    105. 105. 31)Connect
    106. 106. Answer is
    107. 107. State award winners of both Best Actress andBest Child actor
    108. 108. 32) X wrote the story and screenplay forAvanazhi and Inspector BalramY wrote the story and screenplay for AthiratramX and Z wrote the screenplay for Balram VsTaradas. X,Y,Z?
    109. 109. Answer is
    110. 110. X - T Damodaran Y - John PaulZ - SN Swami
    111. 111. What has been blanked out?33
    112. 112. Answer is
    113. 113. 34) Padmarajans son Ananthapadmanabhan haspublished a book Swam containing 2 unseenmovie synopsis by Padmarajan, one titled Swam.About the other, its written that once producercame along with his son who was a director. Theydiscussed about a story and Padmarajan wroteand gave it to them. He never got acknowledgedfor it. The story was titled Pirannal Kutty Oru_________ Katha. Which movie, as per Ananthanwas thus made?
    114. 114. Answer is
    115. 115. ‘Pirannalkutty: OruManthravada Katha’
    116. 116. 35) Tamara de Treaux was one of the uncreditedperformers to portray the role of ET, in StevenSpielbergs movie of the same name. She hasacted in around 5 movies and holds a certaindistinction/achievement as a female actress.Who holds the corresponding distinction as amale actor?
    117. 117. Answer is
    118. 118. Shortest actor to have a full length role in amovie
    119. 119. AudienceThere was another movie where an adult actorof short height was the protagonist of a moviewhich also starred Mammootty. Movie/Actor
    120. 120. Answer is
    121. 121. KG Georges Mela had Raghu in the lead role
    122. 122. 36) Audio. Whose first Malayalam song?(mask screen)(Song from Kilichundan Mampazham- ParayukaNee)
    123. 123. Answer is
    124. 124. Kailash Kher. Song is from KilichundanMampazham
    125. 125. LVC
    126. 126. 20 VisualsPoints:1-4 50 points5-8 40 points9-12 30 points13-16 20 points17-20 10 points
    127. 127. 1
    128. 128. 2
    129. 129. 3
    130. 130. 4
    131. 131. + 50 / -10
    132. 132. 5
    133. 133. 6
    134. 134. 7
    135. 135. 8
    136. 136. + 40 / -10
    137. 137. 9
    138. 138. 10
    139. 139. 11
    140. 140. 12
    141. 141. +30 / -10
    142. 142. 13
    143. 143. 14
    144. 144. 15
    145. 145. 16
    146. 146. +20 / -10
    147. 147. 17
    148. 148. 18
    149. 149. 19
    150. 150. 20
    151. 151. +10 / -10
    152. 152. 1. Pattabhishekam – Coronation – Calicut2. Aishwarya – (Pathanamthitta/Kattapana/Thodupuzha/Ponnani3. Dhanya - Thiruvananthapuram/Kollam/Kottayam4. Ramdas – Thrissur5. Pranavam – Kollam6. Kireedam – Crown – Kozhikode7. Sree Padmanabha – Thiruvananthapuram8. Kalabhavan – Thiruvananthapuram9. Anupama – Kottayam10. Mehboob – Kasargode11. Sreekumar – Thiruvananthapuram/Valanchery12. Sangeetha – Ernakulam/Kattapana13. Seematti – Alapuzha14. Sangham – Kozhikode15. Girija – Thrissur16. Kairali – Thiruvananthapuram/Thrissur/Manjeri/Kozhikode17. Padma/Padmam – Ernakulam/Malappuram18. Kavitha – Ernakulam/Kannur19. Sarita – Ernakulam / Kannur20. Ragam – Thrissur/KannurMovie theatres in Kerala
    153. 153. Reverse
    154. 154. 37)Starring Fahad Fazil and written/directed byShalini Usha Nair, This movie was acontemporary retelling of a classicNovel/Movie. Which one?
    155. 155. Answer is
    156. 156. 38)During the 17th and 18th centuries AD thisplace had served as source for the horses of thestable of the Arcot Nawab. It is believed that thename that we know today might have beenderived from the Urdu word "Garden of Horses"What is the name?
    157. 157. Answer is
    158. 158. Kodambakkam
    159. 159. 39)Whose works - AkalumthorumAdukkunnavar, Ullaasa Thenmazha . Also wroteMandaarapushpangal under apseudonym
    160. 160. Answer is
    161. 161. Sagar KottapuramPseudonym used was CV Rajamma
    162. 162. 40) There are 2 playback singers for the song.One is PB Srinivas. Who is the other and forwhom is he doing payback for?(A song from movie Anarkali was played)
    163. 163. Answer is
    164. 164. Balamurali Krishna for Yesudas. Movie isAnarkali
    165. 165. 41) Which movie?
    166. 166. Answer is
    167. 167. 42) Re union of a movie crew. Which one?
    168. 168. Answer is
    169. 169. News paper boy Golden Jubilee reunion
    170. 170. 43)When Thilakan was denied (rather thansaying ‘missed out’) the Best Actor Award in the38thNational Film Award, who won the bestsupporting actor and best supporting actress.
    171. 171. Answer is
    172. 172. Nedumudi Venu for His Highness AbdullaKPAC Lalitha for Amaram
    173. 173. 44) “Some shots in ________are too long. Whathappened is that I first recorded the music andthen edited the scenes accordingly. But as I wasediting, I had to encounter some unforeseenpractical problems, mainly recording the length ofthe film roll. That is why some shots remainedlengthier and I could not avoid it. I wanted themovie to be a visual expression and manifestationof music, its many moods and variations, with anend in the past.”. Directors words on one of hismovies. Which one?
    174. 174. Answer is
    175. 175. Pokkuveyil
    176. 176. 45)Director duo P. Baburaj and C.Saratchandran has made two documentarieson the same subject titled - 1000 days and adream And Kaippuneeru. What was thesubject of these movies?
    177. 177. Answer is
    178. 178. Plachimada
    179. 179. 46) Australian Theatre artist Jesse Fox Allenhas a Malayalam movie to his credit. He will beone of the rare non Indians to have hischaracter name in the movie title. Id the movie
    180. 180. Answer is
    181. 181. 47) Crossbelt Mani’s 1975 movie Penpada had asong ‘Vellithenkinnam Pol’ sung byJayachandra, recently both Yesudas andBharanikavu Shivakumar both mentioned thatthe music for this was actually done by X. Id
    182. 182. Answer is
    183. 183. 48) Why is this song special?(A song from Ezhu Rathrikal was played)
    184. 184. Answer is
    185. 185. Music given by Shantha P Nair. This song fromRamu Kariats Ezhu Rathrikal was the first one tohave its music given by a woman. Other songsfrom the movie were by Salil Chowdhary
    186. 186. Theme
    187. 187. Non ExhaustiveWritten round.1)Each question carries 10 pointsFor theme , point will be awarded as following:1/2 - +60/ -103/4 - +40/ -105/6 - +20 /-10You can attempt the questions again after thetheme is revelealed for 5 points per question
    188. 188. 1) The Shaji Kailas - Prithviraj movieSimhasanam was conceived as a remake ofan old hit. Later as Shaji developed the script,it deviated very much from the original andthey felt it is inspired from the english movieThe Godfather. Which movie was theysupposed to remake initially?
    189. 189. 2) Vishnu and Arundhathi, working in Mumbai,meet each other at their common friend,Ramettans house. They fall in love at first sightand get married. The film is their struggle to leada family life and to find an accommodation in acity like Mumbai.Plot of which movie directe dby Kamal
    190. 190. 3)Which 80s movie had some of its importantscenes shot at this location in Illickal,Kottayam?Visual in next slide
    191. 191. 4)Along with P Jayachandran, whose voice is heard inthis song? Also name the film
    192. 192. Connect
    193. 193. 6) This daily train was named so as CochinHarbor Terminus was one of the endpoints forits journey. This terminal has since beenextended to a station in Tamil Nadu and thetrain too got renamed accordingly. What isthe old name of this train?
    194. 194. The theme is ..
    195. 195. Attempt the questions again for 5 points
    196. 196. 1) The Shaji Kailas - Prithviraj movieSimhasanam was conceived as a remake ofan old hit. Later as Shaji developed the script,it deviated very much from the original andthey felt it is inspired from the english movieThe Godfather. Which movie was theysupposed to remake initially?
    197. 197. 2) Vishnu and Arundhathi, working in Mumbai,meet each other at their common friend,Ramettans house. They fall in love at first sightand get married. The film is their struggle to leada family life and to find an accommodation in acity like Mumbai.Plot of which movie directe dby Kamal
    198. 198. 3)Which 80s movie had some of its importantscenes shot at this location in Illickal,Kottayam?Visual in next slide
    199. 199. 4)Along with P Jayachandran, whose voice is heard inthis song? Also name the film
    200. 200. Connect
    201. 201. All based on works of CV Sreeraman
    202. 202. 6) This daily train was named so as CochinHarbor Terminus was one of the endpoints forits journey. This terminal has since beenextended to a station in Tamil Nadu and thetrain too got renamed accordingly. What isthe old name of this train?
    203. 203. Island ExpressCochin Harbour Terminous is in WellingtonIsland in Kochi, popularly known as Islandand hence the name
    204. 204. 1) Naduvazhikal - Nostalgia loosely based on poemNaduvazhikal by Venugopal2) SubhaYathra - Happy JourneyPanchavadi Palam - BridgeSeason - Off SeasonPuram Kazhchakal - Based on a work by CVSreeramanIsland Express - Island Express

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