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| 20 February 1969 (1969-02-20)|Janmabhoomi (1969 film) Wikipedia
Janmabhoomi (English: Home Land) is a 1969 Malayalam film written, directed and produced by John C. Sankaramangalam. The film stars Madhu, Kottarakkara Sreedharan Nair, S. P. Pillai and Ushakumari in the lead roles. It marked the directorial debut of Sankaramangalam, who later directed critically acclaimed feature films like Avalalppam Vaikippoyi (1971) and Samantharam (1985), and cinematographer Ashok Kumar. It won the Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration and a Kerala State Film Award for Best Cinematography.
Kottarakkara Sreedharan Nair as Mathai
Madhu as John
S. P. Pillai as Pillai
Manavalan Joseph as Usman
Janardhanan as Nambiar
Ramchand as Kunhan
Ushakumari as Madhavi
Shobha as Chembi
T. R. Omana as Mariya
Snehalatha as Thresya
K. V. Sharada as Grameena
Baby Saroja as Baby
Baby Shanthi as Balan
The music was composed by BA Chidambaranath and lyrics was written by P. Bhaskaran.
The film was made with financial support from the Film Finance Corporation. The film was shot in Wayanad on the Western Ghats.
The Film was distributed by Dinny Films.
The film won the Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration for its theme of religious co-existence. It also won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Cinematography for Ashok Kumar.