Thrishna

Last updated

Thrishna
Directed by I. V. Sasi
Written by M. T. Vasudevan Nair
Screenplay byM. T. Vasudevan Nair
Produced byRosamma George
Starring Mammootty
Rajyalakshmi
Swapna
Kaviyoor Ponnamma
Cinematography Jayanan Vincent
Edited by K. Narayanan
Music by Shyam
Production
company
JMJ Arts
Distributed byJMJ Arts
Release date
  • 30 October 1981 (1981-10-30)
Country India
Language Malayalam

Thrishna is a 1981 Indian Malayalam film written by M. T Vasudevan Nair , directed by I. V. Sasi and produced by Rosamma George. The film has musical score by Shyam. The film stars Mammootty, Rajyalakshmi, Swapna and Kaviyoor Ponnamma in the lead roles. The film gave Mammootty his major break as a solo hero. The film tells the story of Das (Mammootty), who is a rich playboy and his relationships with his callgirl, Jaysree (Swapna) and his love interest, Sridevi (Rajyalakshmi). Rosamma George won the 1981 Filmfare Award for Best Film - Malayalam for this film. [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]

Contents

Plot

Das is a rich and spoilt playboy who drives to his bungalow in Kodaikanal with a callgirl Jaysree. The bungalow is looked after by caretaker Parameswaran and his Tamil wife Kannamma. Parameswaran has a son Gopan who stays away from the place and does guide work for foreigners. Parameswaran has told both of them that Jaysree is Das' wife to avoid ill-fame to the family name. Das feels he owns Jaysree and does not waste a single opportunity to ridicule her profession. Other than sex, there is no emotional bond between them.
A family friend of Das' late father, Panikkar and family drop by to meet Das' wife which makes Das uncomfortable. Though Jaysree refuses at first to play the role, she then acts as a dutiful wife before them. Panikkar's family consists of his wife Chinnammu Amma, father-in-law Rao Bahadur Shankaramenon, and two daughters, elder one being Nirmala married to engineer Ramakrishnan and younger one Sridevi who is separated from her husband. Two relations build up simultaneously. On one side, Sridevi is able to bring back the fondness of music in Das and they spent time understanding each other. On the other side, Jaysree feels Gopan is like herself, a victim of helplessness and she becomes attached to him.

Things take a turn when, after a moment of passion, Jaysree tells the truth about herself to Gopan and he feels a revulsion towards her. Meanwhile, Das confesses his womanising nature to Sridevi and then proposes to her but she is unable to commit to him. Finally, Jaysree leaves the house and Gopan joins her in her journey. Sridevi's separated husband Vijayshankar apologises to her for his insensitive behaviour and she goes back to him. In the end, Das drives off from the place, all alone.

Cast

Production

The film is Mammootty's first film in a leading role. Mammootty replaced Babu Namboothiri as lead actor just after 12 days of shooting.

Release

The film was released on 31 October 1981. The film was critically acclaimed and was a commercial success.

Soundtrack

The music was composed by Shyam and the lyrics were written by Bichu Thirumala.

No.SongSingersLyricsLength (m:ss)
1"Alakal Malarithalukal" Unni Menon, Chorus Bichu Thirumala
2"Etho Sanketham" K. J. Yesudas, ChorusBichu Thirumala
3"Mainaakam Kadalil Ninnuyarunnuvo"K. J. YesudasBichu Thirumala
4"Mainaakam Kadalil Ninnuyarunnuvo" S. Janaki Bichu Thirumala
5"Mainaakam Kadalil Ninnuyarunnuvo" (F) - Version 2S. JanakiBichu Thirumala
6"Shruthiyil Ninnuyarum" (F)S. JanakiBichu Thirumala
7"Shruthiyil Ninnuyarum" (F) - Violin VersionS. JanakiBichu Thirumala
8"Shruthiyil Ninnuyarum" (M)K. J. YesudasBichu Thirumala
9"Shruthiyil Ninnuyarum" (M) - Version IIK. J. YesudasBichu Thirumala
10"Theyyaattam Dhamanikalil"K. J. Yesudas, S. JanakiBichu Thirumala

Awards

Related Research Articles

<span class="mw-page-title-main">I. V. Sasi</span> Indian film director

Irruppam Veedu Sasidaran, better known as I. V. Sasi, was an Indian film director who made over 110 films predominantly in Malayalam, in addition to Tamil and Hindi languages. In 2015, he was awarded the J. C. Daniel Award, the highest award in Malayalam cinema. Often described as a pathbreaker, Sasi made his mark during Malayalam cinema’s transformative period from the 1970s to 1990s.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Kaviyoor Ponnamma</span> Indian Malayalam actress

Kaviyoor Ponnamma is an Indian actress who appears in Malayalam films and television. She began her career performing in theatre dramas before foraying into cinema. She has also acted in TV serials and commercials and has playback singing credits in few films. Ponnamma is a four-time Kerala State Film Award for Second Best Actress winner. Her sister Kaviyoor Renuka was also an actress. Often called as the Mother to all actors, she has acted as mother of almost all actors in her career panning over decades. At the age of 20, she played the mother of Sathyan and Madhu in the 1965 movie Thommente Makkal. She gained critical acclaim for acting as the mother of the actor Mohanlal.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Seema (actress)</span> Indian actress (born 1957)

Shanthakumari Nambiar, known by her stage name Seema, is an Indian actress. She has acted in 260 films in Malayalam, 25 in Tamil, 7 in Telugu, 6 in Kannada and one in Hindi. Veteran actor Vijayan gave her the screen name Seema.Bringing a remarkable change in the style of acting from traditional malayalam movies at that time, she was considered as the top and most popular actress of her time.

<i>Thaniyavarthanam</i> 1987 Indian film

Thaniyavarthanam is a 1987 Malayalam drama film written by A. K. Lohithadas and directed by Sibi Malayil. It stars Mammootty as school teacher Balagopalan, Thilakan as the uncle of the matrilineal family, Mukesh as Gopinathan, and Kaviyoor Ponnamma. Upon release it became cult classic. Thilakan won Kerala State Film Award for Second Best Actor.

<i>Nirakudam</i> 1977 Indian film

Nirakudam is a 1977 Indian Malayalam-language film, directed by A. Bhimsingh and produced by Baby. The film stars Kamal Haasan, Sudheer, Sridevi, Sukumari, Kaviyoor Ponnamma and Adoor Bhasi. It is a remake of the director's own Tamil film Bhaaga Pirivinai (1959). The film was released on 29 July 1977 and emerged a commercial success.

<i>Arayannangalude Veedu</i> 2000 Indian film

Arayannegalude Veedu is a Malayalam film written and directed by A. K. Lohithadas. The film stars Mammootty in the lead role with Kaviyoor Ponnamma, Lakshmi Gopalaswamy, Devan, Oduvil Unnikrishnan, Siddique, Jomol, Krishna Kumar, Cochin Haneefa, Lal and Bindu Panicker in supporting roles.

<i>Vatsalyam</i> 1993 film by Cochin Haneefa

Vatsalyam is a 1993 Indian Malayalam-language drama film directed by Cochin Haneefa and written by A. K. Lohithadas. It stars Mammootty, Siddique, Geetha, Janardhanan, Sunitha, Ilavarasi, Aboobacker, and Kaviyoor Ponnamma. The film contrasts traditional and modern values following two brothers Meledathu Raghavan Nair (Mammootty) and Vijayakumaran Nair (Siddique).

<i>Pappayude Swantham Appoos</i> 1992 Indian film

Pappayude Swantham Appoos is a 1992 Indian Malayalam-language film, written and directed by Fazil.It stars Mammootty and Master Badusha while Shobana, Suresh Gopi and Seena Dadi also appeared in important supporting roles. The music of the movie was composed by Ilaiyaraaja.The movie explores the relationship between a father who is depressed after the death of his wife and his neglected son. Badusha won the 1992 Kerala State Film Award for Best Child Artist. The film was the commercial success at the box office and was the highest grosser of 1992 and played for more than 250+ days in theatre.

<i>1921</i> (1988 film) 1988 Indian Malayalam-language war film

1921 is a 1988 Indian Malayalam-language war film written by T. Damodaran and directed by I. V. Sasi, set during the 1921–22 Mappila Uprising in Madras Presidency. The film has an ensemble cast including Mammootty, Madhu, Suresh Gopi, T. G. Ravi, Seema, Urvashi and Mukesh. It tells the fictional story of Khader (Mammootty), a World War I veteran, who joins with the Mappila rebels during the Uprising.

<i>Kshamichu Ennoru Vakku</i> 1986 Indian film

Kshamichu Ennoru Vaakku is a 1986 Indian Malayalam film, directed by Joshiy. The film stars Geetha, Mammootty, Mukesh and Shobhana in the lead roles. The film has musical score by Shyam. The movie did above average business in box office

<i>Kanamarayathu</i> 1984 Indian film

Kanamarayathu is a 1984 Malayalam film written by Padmarajan and directed by I. V. Sasi. It stars Mammootty, Shobhana, Rahman, Lalu Alex and Seema. The story was an adaptation of the 1912 novel Daddy-Long-Legs by Jean Webster. This film won Kerala State Film Awards for the Best Story (Padmarajan), Best Music Director (Shyam) and Best Female Singer.

<i>Thinkalaazhcha Nalla Divasam</i> 1985 Indian film

Thinkalaazhcha Nalla Divasam is a 1985 Malayalam-language drama film, written and directed by P. Padmarajan. The film stars Mammootty, Kaviyoor Ponnamma, Karamana Janardanan Nair and Srividya. It tells the story of a man who wants to sell his ancestral house and put his mother in an old age home.

<i>Ezhupunna Tharakan</i> 1999 Indian film

Ezhupunna Tharakan is a 1999 Malayalam film directed by P. G. Viswambharan. It features Mammootty, Jagadish, Madhu and Namrata Shirodkar in the lead roles. This was Shirodkar's first & only Malayalam film.

<i>Midhya</i> 1991 Indian film

Midhya is a 1991 Malayalam-language film. Directed by I. V. Sasi, based on the script by M. T. Vasudevan Nair, this film stars Mammootty, Suresh Gopi, Rupini, Sukumari and M. G. Soman.

Mukthi is a 1988 Indian Malayalam film, directed by I. V. Sasi and produced by Raju Mathew. The film stars Mammootty, Shobhana, Urvashi and Thilakan in the lead roles.

Orikkal Koodi is a 1981 Indian Malayalam-language film, directed by I. V. Sasi and produced by S. R. Shaji. The film stars Madhu, Sukumaran, Kaviyoor Ponnamma and Lakshmi in the lead roles. background music was by Shyam.

<i>Angadikkappurathu</i> 1985 film

Angadikkappurathu is a 1985 Indian Malayalam film, directed by I. V. Sasi and produced by Rosamma George. The film stars Mammootty, Mohanlal, Kaviyoor Ponnamma and Adoor Bhasi in the lead roles. The film has musical score by Shyam.

<i>Lakshmana Rekha</i> (film) 1984 Indian film

Lakshmana Rekha is a 1984 Indian Malayalam-language drama film directed by I. V. Sasi, written by P. V. Kuriakkose, and produced by M. P. Ramachandran. The film stars Mohanlal, Mammootty, and Seema. The film features songs composed by A. T. Ummer and background score by Shyam.

Kodathy is a 1984 Indian Malayalam film directed by Joshiy and produced by Prathapachandran. The film stars Ratheesh, Mammootty, Seema, and Prathapachandran in the lead roles. The film has musical score by Shyam.

<i>Ennu Nathante Nimmi</i> 1986 Indian film

Ennu Nathante Nimmi is a 1986 Indian Malayalam-language film, directed by Sajan and produced by P. T. Xavier. The film stars Mammootty, Rahman, Raadhu, and Sukumari. The film has musical score by Shyam.

References

  1. "IV Sasi: Remembering the director who gave us superstars Mammootty and Mohanlal". The News Minute. 28 October 2017.
  2. "Thrishna". MalayalaChalachithram. Retrieved 17 October 2014.
  3. "Thrishna". spicyonion.com. Retrieved 17 October 2014.
  4. "IV Sasi, Malayalam cinema's trailblazer and king of the box office". 25 October 2017.
  5. "Thrishna". entertainment.oneindia.in. Retrieved 20 July 2014.
  6. "'മറ്റേകാര്യത്തിൽ ഞാൻ ഒന്നും ചെയ്തിട്ടില്ല കേട്ടോ': ബാബു നമ്പൂതിരിയോട് മമ്മൂട്ടി പറഞ്ഞതെന്ത്?". News18 Malayalam . 21 March 2019. Retrieved 9 July 2019.
  7. "Thrishna". malayalasangeetham.info. Retrieved 17 October 2014.
  8. "The Times of India Directory and Year Book Including Who's who". 2 December 1983 via Google Books.