The old British Bungalow in Feroke | Photo: Mathrubhumi archives
Feroke (Kozhikode): “I can take the form of anything under the Sun. But what I like the most is my own figure when I was alive. I am trying to get back my teenage which I missed long ago….” This is a popular dialogue rendered by legendary actor Jayan in the movie ‘Sakthi’. His hardcore fans and the elderly generation still remember these words. The movie was shot at the bungalow in Feroke.
Those who come to visit Tipu Sultan’s Fort in Feroke will also look for the abandoned British bungalow near it. It is because the major scenes in ‘Sakthi’ were captured from there. In the movie, the bungalow is shown as memorial for Seema, who played the character of Jayan’s sister who was murdered by villain M N Nambiar.
One of the rooms in the bungalow was fully decorated with mirrors. The climax scene of ‘Sakthi’ was shot in this room. In the scene, both Jayan and M N Nambiar stab each other to death inside this mirror room.
During the shooting, huge crowd thronged the bungalow premises and Malabar Tiles company in which Jayan acted as a labourer, the people of old generation recollected. ‘Sakthi’ directed by Jayanandan was an Onam release movie of 1980. Feroke was the location of other noted movies of Jayan including ‘Lisa’ and ‘Anupallavi’ also.