Film Producer and Director P.Subramanyam was the owner of the second film studio of Kerala, 'Merryland Studios' in Thiruvananthapuram.The first studio was established at Alapuzha by Kunchacko as 'Udaya Studios' and it was functioning well after an initial setback and P.Subramanyam courageously entered into this venture in 1951.He was a successful film producer,Director,owner of Film Studio and and a chain of cinema halls in Thiruvananthapuram.He was a social activist also who was once the Mayor of Thriruvanathapuram Corporation.
|Gemini Ganesan ,Padmini in Kumarasambhavam|
|Miss Kumari in Aana Valarthiya Vanampadi|
P.Subramanyam was a person who was loved and respected by all.He became the Mayor of Trivandrum Corporation during the period 1942-43.
He produced 69 films and directed 59 films and most of them were successful films.The films directed by P.Subramanyam were all either family theme films or religious theme films.
The films produced by Merryland Studios under the banner 'Neela Productions' were having good quality in all aspects; subject wise and technical wise and presented without much violence or sex and so several of those films turned to be hits, super-hits and blockbusters.
In 1957 'Padatha Painkili' was produced and directed by P.Subramanyam which was adapted from the same titled popular Malayalam novel which was written by Muttathu Varkey.The novelist himself wrote the screenplay and dalogues and this film won President's silver medal as Best Feature film in Malayalam.
In 1958 film 'Randidangazhi' which was based on a novel in the same title written by famous Malayalam Novelist "Thakazhy Sivasankara Pillai, won National Certificate of Merit.
'Bhakta Kuchela' which was the story of Lord Krishna and his friend 'Kuchela' was a blockbuster success film.CSR Anjaneyalu acted as Kuchela and Kanta Rao as Krishna.Miss Kumari acted as 'Susheela'(wife of Kuchela) Thikkurissi as Kamsa, T.K.Balachandran as Narada.
|Jose Prakash as 'Snapaka Yohannan'|
'Snapaka Yohannan'(63) was a film based on Bible and it was a blockbuster successful film which contained nice songs which are popular even today.
Jose Prakash acted in the title role as 'Snapaka Yohannan'.G.K.Pillai acted as Pilate,L.Vijayalakshmi as Salome,Miss Kumari as Mariam in this movie.
'Kumara Sambhavam'(68) which was based on the story of God Murukan(Subramanya) was well received by the audience and was a roaring success.The film contained nice songs and dance sequences.This film got Kerala State Award as the Best film of the year.
'Sree Guruvayoorappan'(72) based on the Glory tales regarding Temple of Guruvayoor was also a blockbuster successful film in which Gemini Ganesan,Sharada,Thikkurissi,Unni Mary,Vijayasree,Kaviyoor Ponnama etc acted.
|Scene from Aana Valarthiya Vanampadi|
|Miss Kumari and Prem Nazir in 'Mantravaadi'|
|Scene from Devi Kanyakumari|
In the film 'Kadu'(73) which was a super-hit film Madhu,Vijayasree,Vincent,Sumitra etc acted.
'Devi Kanyakumari' was a super-hit film based on the Temple at Kanya Kumari.Gemini Ganesan,Vinodini,T.K.Balachandran,
P.K.Abraham etc acted in it.
'Swami Ayyappan'(75) was a blockbuster successful film made in Malayalam and Tamil in which Thikkurissi,Gemini Ganesan,Raghavan,Sudheer,Baby Sumathy etc acted.The songs of this film are still very much loved and much popular.
'Hridayam Oru Kshetram'(77) was also a super-hit film in which Madhu,Sree Vidya,Raghavan,Baby Sumathy,K.P.A.C.Lalitha etc acted.
Aana Valarthiya Vanampadi
Malai Nattu Mangai
Hridayam Oru Kshetram
Amba Ambika Ambalika