Director : K. S. Sethumadhavan / India / 1972 / B&W / Malayalam

punarjanmamSynopsis : Punarjanmam is the first erotic psychic thriller in the
history of Indian cinema. Aravindan, a college lecturer, falls in love with his student Radha and marries her. However, the couple’s sexual life is a failure, causing intense agony to Radha’s father, Panikkar who is keen to have grandchildren. When all other means fail, Panikkar approaches a psychiatrist, who finds out that Aravindan’s inability to have sex with Radha may have something to do with his intense affection for his mother, who had died just six months before Aravindan met Radha. How the doctor cajoles Radha into solving her husband’s illness forms the climax. The film is based on a case history published by famous atheist and psychiatrist A. T. Kovoor in Mathrubhumi weekly. The film was remade in Tamil as Maru Piravi with Muthuraman and Manjula in the lead.

Direction KS Sethumadhavan
Production M. O. Joseph
Screenplay Thoppil Bhasi
Music Devarajan Cinematography MelliIrani
Editing M. S. Mani
Cast Prem Nazir, Jayabharathi, Bahadoor, Adoor Bhasi, Sankaradi, Muthukulam Raghavan Pillai, Paravoor Bharathan, Master Raghu, Sujatha, Prema Menon, Khadeeja, Sadhana