Neelakuyil / The Blue Cuckoo
The plot revolves around rustic life in a small village. Neeli (Miss Kumari), a Dalit peasant girl, falls in love with Sreedharan Nair (Sathyan), a school teacher. Neeli becomes pregnant. Sreedharan Nair refuses to marry Neeli as he fears being ostracized by a conservative society. Neeli becomes an outcast and dies in childbirth. Sankaran Nair (P Bhaskaran), the village postman, adopts the child ignoring the protests of society. Sreedharan Nair marries Nalini (Prema), a member of an aristocratic family. Neeli’s son Mohan (Master Vipin) is brought up by the postman. The film ends with Sreedharan Nair and Nalini accepting the boy as their own child.
Director P Bhaskaran, Ramu Kariat Producer T K Pareekutty Screenplay Uroob/P Bhaskaran Story Uroob DoP A Vincent Music K Raghavan Editor T R Sreenivasalu Cast Sathyan, Miss Kumari, Prema Menon, Master Vipin, P Bhaskaran, Ramankutty Menon, Manavalan Joseph, Kochattil Balakrishna Menon, JAR Anand, Kochappan, Kodungalloor Amminiyamma, Ramankutty, Paravoor Bharathan
National Film Awards
● All India Certificate of Merit for Best Feature Film – 1954
● President’s Silver Medal for Best Feature Film in Malayalam – 1954