Marykkundoru Kunjaadu

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Marykkundoru Kunjaadu
Theatrical poster
Directed by Shafi
Written by Benny P Nayarambalam
Produced byVaishakh Rajan
Starring Dileep
Biju Menon
Cinematography Shamdat Sainudeen
Edited by Manoj
Sangeeth Kollam
Music by Berny Ignatius
Distributed byVysakh Cinemas & PJ Entertainments
Release date
  • 25 December 2010 (2010-12-25)
Running time
135 minutes
Budget3.5 crore (US$440,000) [1]
Box office22.5 crore (US$2.8 million) [2]

Marykkundoru Kunjaadu (transl.Mary has a little lamb) is a 2010 Malayalam-language comedy film directed by Shafi, starring Dileep, Biju Menon and Bhavana with Vijayaraghavan, Vinaya Prasad, Jagathy Sreekumar and Innocent in supporting roles. The film was released on 25 December 2010 and received highly positive reviews [3] which went on to become a Blockbuster completing 150 days and eventually became the second highest grossing Malayalam film of 2010 after Kaaryasthan [4]


The movie was remade by Priyadarshan in Hindi in 2012 as Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal .


The story takes place in a remote village in the Kerala Highranges. Solomon, the son of the village sexton, Geevarghese , a simple soul who is quiet in nature and fears virtually everything around, thus earning the nickname Kunjaadu (little lamb). His mother, Mary, was Ittichan's crush. He named his daughter Mary after Solomon's mother. He wanted Solomon to love his daughter dearly and then he would marry her to some other person so that he gets to know the pain that he felt when he lost his love. He promises the church that he will give another cross made out of gold to the church if Solomon marries some other girl but if he wants to marry his daughter then Solomon must give a cross to church. Mary has been in love with Solomon right from their childhood days. Meanwhile, a man, who looks like a thug, comes to Solomon's house and Solomon, who is overjoyed at getting some fearless company, gets the man accepted by his whole family under the illusion that he is his long-lost brother Jose. He does so much for the family and gets involved in agriculture and develops the family's living. Later, Solomon finds that there is more to his so called brother than he thought initially, and that he killed a girl and was imprisoned for seven years. Finally he finds out that Jose has stolen the cross and hid it in Solomon's land seven years ago and has returned to retrieve it. Solomon warns his family that even if he is their brother, they should be alert or else he'll burn down the house. His parents don't take it seriously but later when the family is away, Jose burns the house down and everyone thinks it is Solomon who did it. Solomon later finds out that Jose's old friend, who also wants the golden cross, was the one who killed the girl, who was actually Jose's lover. A fight occurs between Solomon and both the thieves. Jose's friend gets beaten up and rings the church bell telling that he got the cross and saves Jose by telling that he was the one who help him capture the thief, and because Solomon always considered him as a brother. Everyone is happy and Ittichan gives his daughter's hand to Solomon.



Marykkundoru Kunjaadu
Soundtrack album by
Released20 December 2010 (2010-12-20)
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Label Satyam Music Through Matrubhumi Music
Producer Berny-Ignatius

The soundtrack of the film was released on 20 December 2010. It had music scored by composers Berny-Ignatius". Lyrics were provided by Anil Panachooran. There was no special launch for the audio release and the music were given straight through the audio sellers.

All lyrics are written by Anil Panachooran.

1."Enttadukke" Shankar Mahadevan, Rimi Tomy, Pappukutty Bhagavathar, Subbalakshmi 4:35
2."Pancharachiri"Franco, Sithara Krishnakumar 4:33
3."Kunjaade Kurumbanade" Madhu Balakrishnan 4:29
4."Changathi Kuyile"Master Anuragh, Kumari Yogini V Prabhu3:29
5."Kunjaade" Sithara 4:29


The film was released on 25 December 2010.

Critical reception

The Rediff critic rated the film 3 stars out of 5. Leading actor Dileep's and Biju Menon's performance was praised, and the credit was to be equally shared by the writer-director team. The film works well. [5]

Box office

The film went on to become commercial success, [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] which completed 150 days in theatres and eventually became the second highest grossing Malayalam film of 2010 behind Pokkiri Raja. [13] [14] [15]

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