Thikkurissy Sukumaran Nair and BS Saroja in Jeevithanouka (1951)

The first “super hit film” in Malayalam cinema.

Vellinakshathram (1949) Handbill

Directed by a German, FJH Baez, and the first production from Udaya Studios. It was also the debut of three legendary figures of the early years of Malayalam films.

Publicity advert for Balan (1938)

The first talkie in Malayalam films, came a good 8 years after our first movie in Malayalam, The Lost Child (1930).

Prasanna (1950)

‘Kerala Saigal‘ Pappukutty Bhagavathar‘s debut film.

Nirmala (1948)

The Fourth Talkie in Malayalam. The first instance of Playback Singing.