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Vanamala in Shyamchi Aai

Shyamchi Aai

1953 NR

Despite his poverty-ridden surroundings in the Konkan region of Maharashtra, young Shyam (Madhav Vaze) and his family manage to keep a positive attitude, thanks largely to the love and ideals of Shyam's mother (Vanamala). This beloved Marathi film, based on the famed book by Sane Guruji, won the President's Gold Medal for Best Feature Film at the 1954 National Film Awards. It also features the song "Chhadi Laage Cham Cham."