Shornur

Shornur and the Frames of Kerala on celluloid

Compiled by travel.manoramaonline.com

Shornur, situated on the Bharatapuzha is yet another favourite haunt for the movie makers. This small town has been a major transport hub for a long while. It was part of Kavalappara Desam under the king of Valluvanad. In 1792, it became part of British India.

It was a major railway junction till the early 1980s. In 1974, Shornur became the backdrop for 'Chattakkari', which was actress Lakshmi's debut movie. She co-stared with Mohan and the movie was a hit. It was remade in Hindi as Julie. It told the story of an Anglo Indian family and how their life turns after Julie falls in love with an Hindu boy. Lakshmi repraised the role of Julie in the Hindi remake and Vikram was her love interest

There are a lot of scenes in the movie where Bharatapuzha is shown in all its splendor. The Shornur Ottapalam stretch is one of the favourite haunts of Malayalam movie makers. There are countless movies taken on the banks of the Bharatapuzha also known as the Nila. During the rains the river swells and during summer it becomes a sand-bed. Movie makers have taken both the moods of the river and it creates some of the most beautiful shots ever. A lot of Malayalam movies were also shot on the banks of this river.


Reaching Shornur
Shornur is well connected by bus and railway. The nearest airport is Calicut International Airport about 75 kms away. Cochin International Airport is about 87kms away

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