Oh, I love this dancing duo! When I wrote about them two weeks ago, I started off with the clip that people know most, “Aplam Chaplam,” from the movie Azaad. But Azaad was actually a Hindi remake of the Tamil movie Malaikallan. Now, thanks (once again) to Tom’s channel, I can post a couple of clips with Sai-Subbulaxmi in Malaikallan:
Malaikallan was directed by Sriramulu Naidu S.M. and the music is by Subbiah Naidu (and it would be interesting to find out if the similarity in names means anything). It stars M.G. Ramachandran (MGR) and P. Bhanumathi aka Dr. Paluvayi Bhanumathi Ramakrishna. There is a lot of interesting information floating around about the actress Bhanumathi, including one article at Super Telugu Profiles and one at Upperstall. The Upperstall profile describes Malaikallan as a film “about an outlaw who robs the rich to feed the poor while maintaining a double identity.” I guess that’s an old story, but it’s still one guaranteed to make me root for the hero.