Thooval Kottaram

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Thooval Kottaram
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Directed by Sathyan Anthikad
Produced byGrihalakshmi Productions
Written by A. K. Lohithadas
Starring Jayaram
Sukanya
Manju Warrier
Oduvil Unnikrishnan
Murali
Babu Swamy
Music by Johnson
CinematographyVipin Mohan
Edited byK. Rajagopal
Production
company
Grihalakshmi Productions
Distributed byKalpaka Films
Release date
  • 6 January 1996 (1996-01-06)
Running time
150 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageMalayalam

Thooval Kottaram (Malayalam : തൂവല്‍ കൊട്ടാരം, English: Feather Palace) is a 1996 Indian Malayalam film directed by Sathyan Anthikad and written by A. K. Lohithadas. It stars Jayaram, Sukanya, Manju Warrier, Oduvil Unnikrishnan, Murali and Babu Swamy in the main roles. The music was composed by Johnson.

Sathyan Anthikad is an Indian film director, screenwriter, and lyricist best known for his family dramas in Malayalam cinema.

A. K. Lohithadas screen play writer and director in Malayalam cinema

Ambazhathil Karunakaran Lohithadas was an Indian screenwriter, playwright, director, and producer known for his extensive work in Malayalam cinema. Lohithadas was known for his rich, detailed, and realistic screenplays. In a career spanning over two decades, his films have won a National Film Award, 6 Kerala State Film Awards, and 14 Kerala Film Critics Award for Best Script.

Jayaram Indian actor

Jayaram Subramaniam, known mononymously as Jayaram, is an Indian actor who predominantly appears in Malayalam films and several Tamil and Telugu films He is also a chenda percussionist, mimicry artist, and occasional playback singer. Jayaram has acted in more than 200 films and has received several awards, including the Padma Shri, two Kerala State Film Awards, two Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, and four Filmfare Awards South.

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The film was a commercial success and played for 300 days in theatres. [1] Jayaram won his first Kerala State Film Award, a Special Jury Award, for his role as Adv. Mohanachandra Poduval.

Plot

Mohanachandra Poduval (Jayaram), is a lawyer, also working as a plumber, caterer, electrical worker, driver and chenda player at festival programs. He is engaged to Sujatha (Sukanya), a music and dance teacher, who is the daughter of Achu Marar (Oduvil Unnikrishnan). Rameshchandran (Dileep), his younger brother, is in medical school. Mohanachandran is hopeful that, once his brother becomes a doctor, his financial troubles will be reduced. Radhakrishnan (Innocent), his brother-in-law and a police constable, brings an alliance of his senior officer, a police inspector for his sister Remani, which gets almost fixed.

Sukanya is a South Indian actress, singer, music composer, Bharatanatyam danseuse and voice actor. She has predominantly acted in Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada and Telugu films. She was the leading actress from 1991 to 1997. She has also composed two Vaishnava devotional albums namely Azhagu and Thirupathi Thirukudai Thiruvizha.

Oduvil Unnikrishnan Indian actor

Oduvil Unnikrishnan was an Indian film actor. He was known for his versatile acting skills, shown in his portrayal of classical ancient aristocratic personalities in Malayalam cinema with his unique provincial linguistic style, expressions and dialect. He was noted as a serious as well as comic actor. He composed music for an album named Parasuram Express (1984) to lyrics written by Bichu Thirumala and an unreleased film named Sarvam Saha directed by Ravi Gupthan.

Dileep Indian actor

Gopalakrishnan Padmanabhan, better known by his stage name Dileep, is an Indian actor, film producer and businessman, who predominantly works in the Malayalam film industry. He has acted in more than 150 films and has won four Kerala State Film Awards, a Filmfare Awards South and several other awards.

Things go smoothly until Devaprabha (Manju Warrier) and her grandfather Rama Varma arrive in the village. The heiress of the royal family, Devaprabha forms a strong relationship with Mohanachandran. Devapriya was suffering from depression after the death of her only brother Sudev Varma and came to the village as part of a treatment. Mohanchandran helps her become almost normal. However, Sujatha, his fiancée, finds it intolerable and complains to him. Slowly things go out of control as Devaprabha turns stubborn and possessive about Mohanachandran. One day, he flatly refuses to accompany her, adding that he doesn't want to see her.

Manju Warrier Indian actress

Manju Warrier is an Indian film actress and dancer who appears in Malayalam films. She is one of the most successful leading actresses in Malayalam cinema. Warrier is often dubbed by the media as the "lady superstar" of Malayalam cinema.

Devaprabha again shows changes in behavior, making Ramavarma fear that her mental problems are returning. He asks his son Balarama Varma (Murali), a rich businessman in Bangalore to come. He proposes that she marry Mohanachandran. But Mohanachandran is unwilling. Balarama Varma approaches Achu Marar and Sujatha and asks them to leave Mohanachandran to help his daughter. At that time, Devaprabha surprises everyone by revealing that she sees Mohanachandran as her dead brother, by calling him "Sudev".

Murali (Malayalam actor) Malayalam actor

Muraleedharan Pillai, popularly known as Murali was an Indian film, stage and television actor and author. He mainly appeared in Malayalam films and a few Tamil films. He won the National Film Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Appa Mestry, a communist freedom fighter and professional weaver in the 2002 film Neythukaran. Regarded by film critics as one of the greatest actors in Indian cinema, he was known for his powerful portrayal of character roles, lead roles and negative roles.

Cast

Innocent (actor) Indian film actor and politician

Innocent Vareed Thekkethala, better known mononymously as Innocent, is an Indian film actor and politician. He served as the Member of Parliament in the 16th Lok Sabha of India representing Chalakudy constituency. He predominantly works in Malayalam cinema in addition to Bollywood, English, Tamil, and Kannada films, mostly in comedic roles. He has acted in more than 750 films and has won several awards, including three Kerala State Film Awards.

Bindu Panicker is an Indian actress who has more than 140 films to her credit. She has played both comedy and character roles in Malayalam cinema. Her films include Vaatsalyam, Soothradharan, and Joker. She won the fourth Lux-Asianet award for the best supporting actress. She was a member of the Association of Malayalam Movie Artists executive committee.

Mamukkoya Indian comedian and actor

Mamukkoya is an Indian film actor who works in Malayalam cinema, mostly appeared in comedic roles. His unique usage of the Mappila dialect and style marks his presence in the industry. Mamukkoya has acted in more than 450 Malayalam films and is the first winner of the State award for Best Comedian in Malayalam cinema.

Soundtrack

The film's music was composed by Johnson and the lyrics were written by Kaithapram and Sathyan Anthikad (Thankanoopuramo). K. J. Yesudas sang most of the songs in the film. K. S. Chithra, Lekha, and Raveendran were the other singers involved.

TrackSong TitleSinger(s)
1"Sindhooram Peythirangi" K. J. Yesudas
2"Aadhyamay Kanda Naal"K. J. Yesudas, K. S. Chithra
3"Thankanoopuramo"K. J. Yesudas
4"Sindhooram Peythirangi" Raveendran, Lekha R Nair, K. J. Yesudas
5"Parvathi Manohari"K. J. Yesudas

Awards

Kerala State Film Award

Box office

The film was commercial success and ran over 300 days in theatres. [2] [3] [4]

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