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Celluloid - 2013 (Malayalam Blu-ray) $24.99

Celluloid - 2013 (Malayalam Blu-ray)

The story of J C Daniel, who made the first ever Malayalam film 'Vigathakumaran' in 1928, resulting in his exile and eventual downfall.
Driven by his passion for films, J C Daniel decides to make a movie. However, his endeavour proves to be an uphill task and he willingly sells his possessions to turn his dreams into reality.

Movie : Celluloid
Year : 2013
Banner : Prime Time Cinema
Cast : Prithviraj, Sreenivasan, Mamta Mohandas, Nedumudi Venu, Chandni Geetha, Sreejith Ravi, Siddique
Music : M. Jayachandran
Lyrics : Engandiyoor Chandrasekharan, Rafeeq Ahammed
Screenplay : Kamal, Vinu Abraham
Story : Life of J. C. Daniel by Chelangatt Gopalakrishnan (Nashta Naayika by Vinu Abraham)
Direction : Kamal
Producer : Kamal, Ubaid
Genre : Biographical Drama
Runtime : 129 min
Release Date : 15 February 2013

Awards

  • 2012 National Film Award : Best Feature Film in Malayalam
  • 2012 Kerala State Film Award : Best Film
  • 2012 Kerala State Film Award : Best Actor – Prithviraj
  • 2012 Kerala State Film Award : Best Music Director – M. Jayachandran
  • 2012 Kerala State Film Award : Best Singer – Sithara Krishnakumar
  • 2012 Kerala State Film Award : Best Costume Designer – S. B. Satheesh
  • 2012 Kerala State Film Award : Best Art Director – Suresh Kollam
  • 2012 Kerala State Film Award : Special Jury Mention – G. Sreeram, Vaikom Vijayalakshmi
  • International Film Festival for Comedy Romance and Musical Film Festival, Indonesia – Award of Excellence

Blu-ray Features

  • Format : Blu-ray 50
  • Language : Malayalam
  • Video Encoding : All Regions
  • Audio Encoding: Dolby TrueHD 5.1 & DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
  • Subtitles : English
  • Interactive Menus of Songs & Scenes for Easy Access
  • Anamorphic Widescreen Enhanced (16:9)

Plot

Celluloid tells the tale of J. C. Daniel (Prithviraj) and his love for cinema. He goes to great lengths to get the equipment required to make a movie, writing numerous letters, visiting places and meeting Dadasaheb Phalke (Nandu Madhav), the man who brought cinema to India. Getting a female artiste to act in his movie was a tough task. It is decided that Rosamma, rechristened later as P K Rosy (Chandni), will essay the lead role in J. C. Daniel's revolutionary 'motion picture' venture, Vigathakumaran, the story of which J. C. Daniel himself conceived. He sells everything to make his dream a reality, further borrowing money to meet the expenses. When finally Vigathakumaran is screened at Capitol Theatre, a 'cinemapura', the upper caste members of the audience creates a ruckus over a lower caste girl acting as a Nair lady. Rosie, hunted by the Madambis leaves town never to be seen again. Years later, the shrivelled, poverty ridden Daniel, with only his wife Janet (Mamta Mohandas) by his side, is leading a life far removed from what he had envisaged. Chelangatt Gopalakrishnan's (Sreenivasan) interest in Daniel's life, his efforts to give him his due and the flashbacks to the incidents in Daniel's life after Vigathakumaran form the rest of the movie.

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