Life story of J.C. Daniel, the pioneer
of Malayalam cinema
Daniel's life, making of his
film Vigathakumaran and the tragic
story of Vigathakumaran's heroine
P. K. Rosie.
based on the novel Nashta
Naayika by Vinu Abraham and Life of J. C. Daniel, a biography of J.
C. Daniel written by Chelangatt
Bagged seven Kerala State Film
Awards including for Best Film
and Best Actor (Prithviraj)
National Film Awards
•Best Feature Film in Malayalam
Kerala State Film Awards
•Best Actor - Prithviraj Sukumaran
•Best Music Director - M. Jayachandran
•Best Female Singer - Sithara
•Best Art Director - Suresh Kollam
•Best Costume Designer - S. B.
•Special Jury Mention - G. Sreeram,
J. C. Daniel (Prithviraj) and his love for cinema.
Celluloid tells the tale of J. C. Daniel(Prithviraj) his love for cinema.
Get the equipment required to make a movie
Writing numerous letters
Meeting Dada Saheb Phalke.
Getting a female artiste to act in his movie was a tough task.
Entry of Rosamma-lead role in J. C. Daniel's 'motion picture'
He sells everything to make his
dream a reality.
Finally Vigathakumaran is screened
at Capitol Theatre, a ‘Cinemapura', the
upper cast members of the audience
creates a ruckus over Rosie.
Leaves town never to be seen again.
Years later, the shrivelled,
poverty ridden Daniel, with only
his wife Janet is leading a life far
removed from what he had
interest in Daniel's life
Prithviraj was selected to play the lead role in this film.
Samvrutha Sunil Janet, the wife of J.C. Daniel.
But later Mamta Mohandas replaced her.
Chandni, a singer who shot to fame through the reality show Josco
Indian Voice, was selected to play the role of P. K. Rosie, Malayalam
cinema's first heroine.
Sreenivasan enacts the role of Chelangatt Gopalakrishnan.
The film was shot at Thiruvananthapuram and Mysore.
MUSIC DIRECTOR : M. Jayachandran
Enundodee", a song rentered by Sithara.
2. "Katte Katte"
Life of J. C. Daniel
by Chelangatt Gopalakrishnan
by Vinu Abraham
Prime Time Cinema
February 15, 2013
3.6 crore (US$660,000)
Fascinate us in multiple ways.
Outstanding performance by
Forgetting such great
personalities who have
given contributions to
malayalam film industry
is such a painful one.
Let’s shed some tears for our
Father of Malayalam Films for the
cruelty the society and the fate
had done to him.