Chithramela is a 1967 Malayalam anthology film directed and produced by T. S. Muthiah. It was Malayalam cinema's first anthology film, consisting of three short films. The cast includes Prem Nazir, Sharada, Sheela, K. P. Ummer, Kottayam Chellappan, S. P. Pillai, Adoor Bhasi, Bahadoor and Manavalan Joseph.
The short film showed the tragic fate of children left alone at home while the parents enjoyed themselves at late-night parties and meetings. One such couple, Sheela and Ummer, leave their daughter at home with the servant and go for a party . The naughty girl plays with the telephone, dials numbers and interacts with the person at the other end of the line. One such call results in trouble. The call was to a house which happened to be the venue of a murder. The girl says over the phone that she knew what was happening there. The murderer (Kottayam Chellappan) locates the number, kidnaps the girl and attempts to kill her. But the intervention of the police saves the girl's life.
|author||S. L. Puram Sadanandan Sreekumaran Thampi|
|director||T. S. Muthaiah|
|genre||comedy crime thriller|
|keywords||blind girl film star happen love affair meet short film sing small boy street singer tragic love ummer wake up|
|producer||T. S. Muthiah|
|theme||anthology musical romantic comedy short|