My First National Award..

The life history of Kamal Haasan’s career kick started in the 1960s at the age of six, when he debuted in the the film Kalathur Kannamma. This movie was made by AVM production and won him the First National Award for Best Child Artist.

Kalathur Kannamma is an Indian Tamil romantic drama film produced by A. V. Meiyappan and directed by A. Bhimsingh. The film stars Gemini Ganesan and Savitri in the lead, while Kamal Hassan made his debut in this film as a child artist. T. S. Balaiah, Devika and S. V. Subbaiah play supporting roles. The film’s critically acclaimed soundtrack was composed by R. Sudharsanam. The film tells the story of a young couple — a wealthy zamindar’s son and a farmer’s daughter — who are separated by unfortunate circumstances, while their innocent son is forced to grow up in an orphanage.

The movie  was dubbed in Telugu as Mavoori Ammayi, which was released in 1960. The film was also remade in the same language as Mooga Nomu.Bhimsingh later remade the film in Hindi as Main Chup Rahungi, which starred Sunil Dutt and Meena Kumari in the lead roles.The film was also remade in Sinhala as Mangalika, while the Hindi version was remade as Udarata Menike. The Malayalam remake was titled Navavadhu.

Hence began the successful career for Kamal Haasan in the years to come…


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