Thommanum Makkalum

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Thommanum Makkalum
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Directed by Shafi
Produced by Lal
Written by Benny P Nayarambalam
Starring Mammootty
Lal
Rajan P. Dev
Laya
Janardhanan
Salim Kumar
Kalasala Babu
Anand
Music by Alex Paul
CinematographySanjeev Sankar
Edited byHarihara Puthran
Production
company
Distributed byLal Release
Release date
18 March 2005
Running time
130 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageMalayalam

Thommanum Makkalum (English: Thomman and Sons) is a 2005 Indian Malayalam-language action comedy film directed by Shafi, written by Benny P. Nayarambalam, and produced by Lal under his production house Lal Creations. The film stars Mammootty, Lal, and Rajan P. Dev in the main roles. It tells the story of Thomman (Rajan P. Dev) and his two adopted sons Shivan (Mammootty) and Sathyan (Lal).

English language West Germanic language

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Malayalam language spoken in Kerala and Lakshadweep of India

Malayalam is a Dravidian language spoken in the Indian state of Kerala and the union territories of Lakshadweep and Puducherry (Mahé) by the Malayali people, and it is one of 22 scheduled languages of India. Malayalam has official language status in the state of Kerala and in the union territories of Lakshadweep and Puducherry (Mahé) and is spoken by 37 million people worldwide. Malayalam is also spoken by linguistic minorities in the neighbouring states; with significant number of speakers in the Nilgiris, Kanyakumari, and Coimbatore districts of Tamil Nadu, and Kodagu and Dakshina Kannada districts of Karnataka. Due to Malayali expatriates in the Persian Gulf, the language is also widely spoken in Gulf countries.

Shafi (director) Indian director

Rasheed M. H., better known by his stage name Shafi is an Indian film director who works in Malayalam cinema, best known for directing comedy films. He has also directed a Tamil film. Shafi made his directorial debut with One Man Show in 2001. The director Rafi of the Rafi Mecartin duo is his elder brother. Shafi started his film career in the mid-1990s by assisting director Rajasenan and the Rafi Mecartin duo.

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The film was among the highest grossing Malayalam films of 2005. Shafi remade the film in Tamil cinema as Majaa (2005). [1] and in Kannada as Kaamannana Makkalu with Sudeep.

Tamil cinema India based Tamil language film industry

Tamil cinema is the filmmaking industry of Tamil-language motion pictures. It is based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, in the Kodambakkam neighbourhood, leading to the industry’s nickname Kollywood, the word being a portmanteau of Kodambakkam and Hollywood.

<i>Majaa</i> 2005 Tamil film directed by Shafi

Majaa is a 2005 Tamil action masala film directed by Shafi, starring Vikram, Asin, Vadivelu, Pasupathy, Anu Prabhakar, Vijayakumar, Manivannan, Sindhu Tolani, Murali and Biju Menon. The music is composed by Vidyasagar. It tells the story of two adopted children changing from their old, mischievous ways of life. The film is a remake of Shafi's own Malayalam film Thommanum Makkalum. The movie was dubbed in Telugu with the same title. The movie was later dubbed into Hindi as " Dada No. 1" by Cinecurry and Royal Film Company.

<i>Kaamannana Makkalu</i> 2008 film by Chi. Guru Dutt

Kaamannana Makkalu is a 2008 Kannada action comedy drama film directed by Chi.Gurudutt and produced by N.S. Rajkumar featuring Sudeep, Rockline Venkatesh, Deepu and Vaibhavi in the lead roles. The film is a remake of the Malayalam blockbuster Thommanum Makkalum which had already been remade in Tamil as Majaa by Rockline Venkatesh who incidentally was the second lead of this movie. The film was dubbed into Hindi as Aandhi Aur Toofan in 2009 by Wide Angle Media Pvt Ltd and into Telugu as Eela and released on 26 July 2013.

Plot

The movie revolves around Thomman, who is a thief, and his two adopted sons, Shivan and Sathyan. The story begins when they decide to mend their ways and lead a hardworking life. They own a lorry now and want to find work. Their lorry breaks down near Udumalpet. There the twists start. Sathyan steals the food from Panicker's house. Actually the rice is mixed with poison by Panicker due to oppression from the village head Thevar because Panicker's son cheats him and his daughter and go with Thevar's Money. Thomman eats the food and is hospitalized. After returning from hospital Thomman and sons come to Panickers house to know the truth. Now there is also Thomman and his sons with Panicker to help them and they defeat Thevar gang and take Thevar's Aid Rajakkannu or Rajappan as their Adima means Slave. Later Thevar's daughter Poonkavanam falls in love with Shivan. Thevar arranges Shivan's marriage with his daughter. There Kaaliyappan, who Poonkavanam's maternal uncle comes to stop the marriage. His plan success. At the marriage night Sathyan becomes a thief who robs the groom's Ornaments. Then Shivan and Sathyan Separates due to this incident. Actually Kaliyappan was its master brain. He tries to kill Sathyan and tell everyone that he escaped with the money. He killed Panicker's son by this way. But now Kaliyappan fails. Shivan come and help Sathyan. They go to Thevar’s house and reveals to him the truth about Panicker’s son and all misdeeds of Kaliyappan. After all becomes good there is a bad news for Shivan and Sathyan by Rajakkannu that Thomman due to his son’s separation attempt to suicide from a big mountain. His sons come there and Thomman tell that they would fight and Defeat him then only he stops his suicide attempt. At Last The Comical Climax Takes Place. Shivan and Sathyan beats Thomman and Thomman says -Ningalu thommanne makkalu thanne.

Cast

StarsCharacter
Rajan P. Dev Thomman
Mammootty Shivan
Lal Sathyan
Laya Poonkavanam (Voice dubbed by Bhagyalakshmi)
Sindhu Menon Sheela (Voice dubbed by Bhagyalakshmi)
Salim Kumar Rajakannu
Janardhanan Panikkar
Kalasala Babu Thevar
Besant Ravi Thangavelu
Mohan Jose Pillai
Anand Kaliyappan
Kochu Preman Doctor
Abu Salim Manikyan

Soundtrack

The film's soundtrack contains 7 songs, all composed by Alex Paul and Lyrics by Kaithapram.

Alex Paul is an Indian music director mostly active in Malayalam cinema. The songs from Classmates, especially "Ente Khalbile Vennilavu Nee" and "Kaattadi thanalum", made him a well-known composer in 2006

#TitleSinger(s)
1"Aadya Raathri" K. J. Yesudas
2"Karppaka Malare" Afsal, Madhu Balakrishnan, Pradeep Palluruthy, Savitha Krishnamoorthy, Vipin
3"Nerinazhaku" P. Jayachandran, Mano
4"Nerinazhaku [D]" Biju Narayanan, Manjari
5"Punyavan" Pradeep Palluruthy
6"Vattolakkuda" K. J. Yesudas, K. S. Chitra
7"Vattolakkuda (F)" K. S. Chitra

Box office

The film was commercial success [2] [3] [4] and completed 100 days in theatres. [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11]

Remakes

Following its success in Malayalam, the movie was later remade in Tamil as Majaa , starring Vikram and Asin Thottumkal. It is also remade in Kannada as Kaamannana Makkalu with Sudeep.

Tamil language language

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Vikram (actor) Indian actor

Kennedy John Victor, better known by his stage name Vikram or Chiyaan Vikram, is an Indian actor and singer who predominantly appears in Tamil language films besides a few Malayalam, Telugu and Hindi films. He has won seven Filmfare Awards as well as one National Film Award and Tamil Nadu State Film Award amongst other recognitions and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the People's University of Milan in May 2011.

Sudeep Indian actor

Sudeep Sanjeev, better known mononymously as Sudeep or Kichcha Sudeep, is an Indian film actor, director, producer, screenwriter, television presenter and singer, who primarily works in Kannada language language films, in addition to appearances in a handful of Telugu, Hindi, Tamil and Malayalam films.

YearFilmLanguageCastDirector
2005 Majaa Tamil Vikram, Asin Shafi
2006 Kaamannana Makkalu Kannada Sudeep

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