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Directed by Rajasenan
Written by Raghunath Paleri
Produced bySamad Mangada
Starring Jayaram
Mamta Mohandas
Cinematography K. P. Nambiathiri
Edited byRaja Muhammed
Music by M. Jayachandran
Release date
  • 24 March 2006 (2006-03-24)
Language Malayalam

Madhuchandralekha is a 2006 Indian Malayalam-language comedy-drama film directed by Rajasenan and written by Raghunath Paleri. It stars Jayaram, Urvashi, and Mamta Mohandas in the title roles as Madhu, Chandramathi, and Indulekha. The music was composed by M. Jayachandran. [1] The film is a remake of the Korean film My Wife. This is the 15th film in which Rajasenan and Jayaram have worked together. Also Madhuchandralekha was a success at the box office.



Madhu aka Madhavan is a successful playback singer. Chandramathi is his illiterate, rustic, a coarse, betel chewing wife with a bad habit of spitting in inappropriate places, and they have four children. She has a clutch of equally coarse brothers and grandma. Theirs was an incompatible matrimony but still a happy one. She had in fact fallen in love with her music teacher Madhavan, and one day, Chandramathi kissed him in public and that incident forced him to marry her. Madhu loves his wife even though they are out of sync because she has brought him luck. Madhavan and the kids tolerate her, as she even spits betel juice accidentally on others and is known in party circles as "kolambi".

Here enters Lekha, a sophisticated urban model-cum-singer, an ardent lover of Madhu's music, who finds a place in the hearts of all the family members. Kids starts to avoid Chandramathi because they want a stylish mammy like Lekha. Chandra is aware of their incompatibility in the changed scenario, and attempts to improve, even trying her hand at learning English. At last, Chandramathi thinks Lekha will be the perfect wife for her husband and a good mother for her children. For uniting Madhu and Lekha she leaves home with her younger child Kingini. This incident totally changes Madhu's life.

Chandramathi moves to her uncle's home. Even though at the end she couldn't suffer the pain of giving her husband to another woman. With the help of Chandramathi's uncle, Madhu and Lekha made a plan to take her back to children and Madhu. In the end she enters to Madhu and Lekha's wedding ceremony and cried off. There reveals it all was based on a plan and Madhu loves his wife that much. Finally he marries Chandramathi once again.



Kerala State Film Award


The film's soundtrack contains 7 songs, all composed by M. Jayachandran. Lyrics by Gireesh Puthenchery and Kanesh Punoor.

1"Chakkani Raaja" Sankaran Namboothiri
2"Kusumavadana" Kavalam Sreekumar, Chithra Iyer, Saraswathy Shankar
3"Mallikappoo" K. J. Yesudas
4"Manassil Viriyunna (F)" Sujatha Mohan
5"Manassil Viriyunna (M)" K. J. Yesudas
6"Sukhamano" Afsal, Cicily
7"Thullithulli" Santhosh Keshav, Vijay Yesudas

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