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It was the first time an American super-hero appeared in a Malayalam comic balaama. From the beginning, the monthly magazine was noted for its high standard of content.

Some earlier attempts to publish children’s periodicals in Malayalam were proved failures. Webarchive template wayback links EngvarB from October Articles needing additional references from February All articles needing additional references Use dmy dates from June InNM Mohan moved to Balarama and took charge as the editor-in-chief.

A major breakthrough in the development of Balarama came in the 25 March issue. It debuted in the August issue of the Balarama and went on to become the flagship strip of the magazine. Retrieved 20 August Retrieved 28 October Dora The Explorer and Chhota Bheem was also included aimed towards children of a lower age group. February Learn how and when to remove this template message.

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Later Balarama created a record in the history of the circulation of Malayalam comics and replaced Poompatta as the market leader. Other members of the balarama family includes the Balarama Digest ,a weekly that covers a different general topic in each issue this publication has won critical and public appreciation owing to its rich content and accuracy.


Among them, a magazine known as Ambili Ammavan the Malayalam version of Chandamama survived for a long period.

This article needs additional citations for verification. Balarama is known for akthakal decades long partnership with Amar Chitra Katha. Views Read Edit View history.

In mid, the balarmaa started a new series Soothran balarmaa, which later became quite popular among the readers. Balarama was started in [2] by the house of Malayala Manoramaone of the most widely read dailies in Kerala. More than weekly strips of Soothran have been published so far, each one about 4 or 5 pages in length. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This page was last edited on 22 Augustat Srinivasa Iyengar Sahitya Akademi p.

Over the years, it became a comic magazine, with more comic strips and less children’s stories, fables and rhymes.

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However, it was Pai and Pai Company’s comic magazine Poompatta that established among the readers for the first time. They are trying to bring new innovations into their comics to attract more children in this era of computer and social medias. He created the iconic Mayavi series, with Mumbai-based artist Pradeep Sathe. With the decreasing sales, connected to competition for the juvenile market from video and then computer games and the Internet, the new editor-in-chief faces a tough challenge to keep up with the demands of the market.

From 17 Aprilthe fortnightly became a weekly.

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The trend of syndicated super-heroes kathakao as Batman, the Phantom and Mandrake the Magician comics also appeared in the subsequent years.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The magazine also helped to promote reading habit among the Malayalee children. Along with the comics original or syndicatedthe content includes fables, rhymes, literary classics and various puzzles.


Balarama played a major role in the development of children’s literature in Malayalam. Retrieved from ” https: The magazine became a fortnightly periodical in November The rise of Balarama soon inspired other Malayalam newspapers to follow the suit and produce a number of similar type comic magazines. Series such as ThalamarattePulivalu and Jambanum Thumbanumdiscussing relevant social issues, were quite popular among the readers.

The publishers were mainly focusing on more grown kids, rather than young in this early period. From this issue, it started syndicating American comic strip “Spider-Man”. They introduced 3D comics,moving stories in their comics. Venugopal also draws the last page strip, known as Mrigathipathyam Vannal. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. In the summer ofthe magazine started syndicating Disney comics and Henry strips. NM Blaramathe editor of Poomatta of the time, is considered as the architect and designer of all typical children’s magazines in Kerala.

Retrieved 4 Balaramq Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Pinocchio was the first Disney comics to syndicate, followed by classics such as Cinderella and Alice in Wonderland. However, the demands on the artists increased twice by this move. From its early period, cartoonist PJ Venugopal’s series appears in every issue of the magazine.