Cheriyachante Kroorakrithyangal

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Cheriyachante Kroorakrithyangal
Directed byJohn Abraham
Written byJohn Abraham
StarringAdoor Bhasi
Kaviyoor Ponnamma
Poornima Jayaram
Abraham Joseph
CinematographyMadhu Ambat
Music byJohnson
Release date
  • 4 July 1979 (1979-07-04)
Running time
107 minutes

Cheriyachante Kroorakrithyangal (transl. cruelties of cheriyachan; Malayalam: ചെറിയാച്ചന്റെ ക്രൂരകൃത്യങ്ങൾ) is a 1979 Indian Malayalam-language film directed by avant-garde filmmaker John Abraham.


John Abraham, having deep knowledge in Marxist and Christian traditions, made his third film, Cheriyachente Kroora Krithyangal using Christian and feudal symbols in the backdrop of Kuttanadu, his home land. When he attacked the traditionalists in his earlier film Agraharathil Kazhuthai, in Cheriyachente Kroora Krithyangal, he attacked the feudal system and police atrocities during the feudal period in Kerala.


John Abraham won a Special Jury Award at the Kerala State Film Awards. Adoor Bhasi won the award for the best actor.


Additional details

  • Also known as The Evil Deeds of Cherian, The Wicked Deeds of Cheriyachan, The Wicked Deeds of Father Cheriyan, Wicked Deeds of Cherian
  • Black and white
  • Filming locations: Kuttanadu, Kerala


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