Revisiting Swayamvaram 40 years on, with its director

Adoor Gopalakrishnan on the-edit table with Swayamvaram

It was not received very enthusiastically when it was released first. But once the national awards were announced, it was well-received and widely seen. It was the Malayalam film that received the National Award after Chemmeen. But Swayamvaram bagged several National awards, including best film, direction, cinematography etc. No other film had received so many national awards before that.

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