It was Music director Devarajan’s decision to reject the producer's offer for composing music for ‘Umma’ (1960), as he he felt the remuneration was vey low, which proved to be the turning point in Baburaj’s career. Baburaj, who had made his debut three years earlier composed superhit numbers for 'UMMA' like ‘Kadali vazha…’ En Kanninte Kadaviladuthaal and ‘Palanu thenanu…,’ and waltzed straight into the hearts of Malayalees, to remain there forever.
Aaadyathe Kanmani.. - Bhagya Jaathakam (1962)
Kalpanayakum Yamuna Nadiyude – Doctor (1963)
Music: Devarajan, Lyric: P. Bhaskaran, Singers: P. Suseela and Yesudas
Music: Devarajan, Lyric: P. Bhaskaran, Singer: P. Suseela
Music: M.S. Baburaj Lyric: P. Bhaskaran Singer: S. Janaki
Music: M.S. Baburaj Lyric: P. Bhaskaran Singer: P. Leela and chorus
Noted poetess and short story writer Lalithambika Antharjanam penned the dialogues, while the script was written by Thoppil Bhasi. This rem ains the only film for which the reputed poetess wrote the dialogues. The music by the magical duo Vayalar-Devarajan has become immortal and an all-time favorite with connoisseurs of Malayalam Cinema Music . The key roles were performed by the super stars of the time, Prem Nazir, Sathyan, and K. R. Vijaya.
The climax of Kavyamela was a novel experience in which prominent singers and music directors of the film industry appeared to sing a part of a song, ‘Swapangal, swapnangale…’ in different Ragaas. It is said that Music Director V. Dakshinamoorthy had composed over 20 tunes for this number out of which he finally zeroed in to one that was used for the duet of Yesudas and P. Leela. Some of the other tunes that Dakshinamoorthy composed for this song are represented in the climax where the certain stanzas of the song are rendered by playback singers P. Leela, Yesudas, P.B. Srinivas and Music directors M.B. Srinivasan and Dakshinamoorthy.
Music: M.S. Baburaj, Lyrics: P Bhaskaran, Singer: Yesudas
Music: M.S. Baburaj, Lyrics: P Bhaskaran, Singer: S. Janaki
Thulabharam featured Prem Nazir, Madhu, Sharada, Sheela in the lead besides Thikkurissi, Adoor Bhasi, Adoor Bhavani and everyone came up with stellar performances. The film also had some fine songs from the hit-duo Vayalar-Devarajan. The film won the National film award for best actress for Sharada. It was also adjudged the second best film of the year 1968.