Release date12 July 1979 (1979-07-12) CastKuttyedathi Vilasini, Master Ashokan, Ramunni, Shankar Panicker, Sivasankaran Divakaran, Kothara Gopalkrishnan, Vakkil Music directorG. Aravindan, M. G. Radhakrishnan Similar moviesRelated G Aravindan movies
Kummatty (English: Bogeyman) is a 1979 Malayalam film written and directed by G. Aravindan. Ramunni, Master Ashokan and Vilasini Reema form the cast.
The film is a Pied Piper-like figment of Malabar’s folklore about a partly mythic and partly real magician called Kummatty (bogeyman). Kummatty materialises from nature one day to mingle with and weave a spell of carefree abandon around the children of the village. Kummatty travels from place to place and entertains children with dancing, singing and performing magic. At one such performance at a village, Kummatty starts to mingle with and weave a spell of carefree abandon around the children of the village. He turns a group of children into animals. But one boy, who was changed into a dog, is chased away and misses the moment Kummatty changed the children back to their human form. The dog-boy has to wait a year until Kummatty returns to the village to get back his human form. All ends well and Kummatty melts back into nature.
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The music was composed by MG Radhakrishnan and Kavalam Narayana Panicker and lyrics was written by Kavalam Narayana Panicker.