Malayalees’ dream city

Print edition : September 05, 2014

Madhu and Jyothilakshmi in “Nagarame Nanni” (1967), a film about the Malayalee dream of migrating to Madras. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

A scene from “Newspaper Boy”, Malayalam’s first neorealist film. The protagonist goes to Madras to support his family back home. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

Vijaya Vauhini Studios, a 1993 photograph. Until the 1970s, all Malayalam films were shot in the studios of Madras. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

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