Padmini’s association with Raj Kapoor

Padmini’s association with Raj Kapoor

The Nargis chapter closed like a heavy door, slamming shut the most intense and creative phase of Raj kapoor’s life. Nargis had been the centre that held his working life for a decade. Raj kapoor now needed another heroine. Padmini, one of the famous Travancore sisters, was a natural successor. When Raj Kapooer fell ill … Continue reading

Prassana (1950)

Prassana (1950)

Prassana was the debut Malayalam film of the Travancore sisters-Lalitha, Padmini and Ragini. Produced under the banner of Pakshiraja studio, and released in 1950, it was S.M. Sriramulu Naidu who introduced them to Malayalam film world. Story: Doctor Pankan Thampi (Kottarakara Sridaran Nair) and Engineer Radhakrishna Menon (P.A Thomas) were close friends. Pankan Thampi has … Continue reading

Kanchana 1952 (Malayalam)

Kanchana 1952 (Malayalam)

Kanchana was a trilingual film Made in Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu, being one of the best in Padmini’s carrier. She did the role of a devdasi dancer in this film. The three versions were hit. The heroine of the film is Lalitha, Padmini being the second heroine. Story: At an early age Pushpanathan (K.R.Ramaswamy) became … Continue reading