Kandam Becha Kottu
Kandam Becha Kottu (, ) is a 1961 Indian Malayalam film, directed by T. R. Sundaram, starring Thikkurissy Sukumaran Nair and Aranmula Ponnamma. It is the first colour film in Malayalam. It is not only the first colour film, but also first Eastmancolor film in Malayalam. Based on a popular novel, which was also staged as a play under the same title, the film was a big box office success.Its dialogues were written by renowned writer K. T. Muhammed and it is based on the "Kozhikkodan slang" of Malayalam. The film received a certificate of merit at the National Film Awards.
The story of the film revolves around a kind-hearted cobbler Mohammed Kakka (T. S. Muthiah). He keeps his life savings in the pockets of his old coat to realise his dream of going on a pilgrimage to Mecca. Alikoya Haji (Thikkurissi) loves his son Ummer (Prem Nawaz) and brings him up showering all love and affection. Hajis's sister Kadeeja (Pankajavalli) and her family lives in the neighbourhood. Amina (Aranmula Ponnamma) and her children, Kunju Bibi (Ambika) and Hassan (Nellikkodu Bhaskaran) live in the same house. Amina's husband is a businessman in Singapore. Kadeeja's husband Avaran (Kedamangalam Sadanandan) is very considerate to his brother's wife Amina and her family. But Kadeeja keeps ill-treating Amina.