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Nokkethadhoorathu Kannum Nattu

Nokkethadhoorathu Kannum Nattu
File:Nokketha Dhoorathu Kannum Nattu.jpg
Directed by Fazil
Produced by Ausepachan
Written by Fazil
Starring Nadia Moidu
Padmini
Mohanlal
Music by Jerry Amaldev
Cinematography Ashok Kumar
Editing by T. R. Sekhar
Studio Bodhi Chitra
Distributed by Dinny Films
Release date(s) 1984
Country India
Language Malayalam

Nokkethadhoorathu Kannum Nattu is a 1984 Malayalam drama film written and directed by Fazil, and starring Nadia Moidu, late dancer Padmini, and Mohanlal in pivotal roles.

It was Nadia Moidu's debut film.[1] It also marked the film debut of director duo Siddique-Lal, who worked as assistant directors for this film.[2] The film met with critical acclaim, and won the award for Best Film with Popular Appeal and Aesthetic Value at the Kerala State Film Awards.[3] Owing to the film's critical and commercial success, Fazil created Tamil language remake of it, Poove Poochudava, in which Nadia Moidu and Padmini reprised their roles. However, Mohanlal was replaced by S. V. Shekhar.

Plot

Kunjoonjamma Thomas (Padmini) is a widow living in the village all by herself. People always make fun of her because she is grumpy and depressed due to the deaths of her husband and her only child. Children irritate her by ringing her door bell and running away. One day, her granddaughter Girly (Nadia Moidu), who she had never met, visits her. Initially, Kunjoonjamma does not like Girly, but they soon become close to each other. Kunjoonjamma takes down the door bell, saying to Girly that its only purpose was for Girly's return. Now that Girly is with her, she does not need it.

Kunjoonjamma's neighbor, Sreekumar (Mohanlal), falls in love with Girly. One day, Sreekumar's friend, Fazil, comes to his house and sees Girly. He identifies her as a girl missing from Delhi, and immediately informs her father (K. P. Ummer) about her whereabouts.

Girly had run away from Delhi because she had a brain disease and does not have much time to live. She wanted to enjoy the rest of her life. When her father comes to take her back to Delhi for an urgent operation, she refuses to go, claiming that even the doctors are not sure whether the operation will be successful. Her grandmother mixes sleeping pills in soup and gives it to Girly, and her father takes her to Delhi while she is unconscious.

The movie ends with the ambulance slowly fading away to darkness. Sreekumar watches it leave, and when he turns away he sees Kunjoonjamma replaces the door bell with a hope that Girly will return one day.

Cast

Soundtrack

The soundtrack features songs composed by Jerry Amaldev and lyrics penned by Bichu Thirumala. K. S. Chithra and K. J. Yesudas are the vocalists. The songs were a career break for Chithra.[4]

  1. "Kiliye Kiliye" — K. S. Chithra & Chorus
  2. "Aayiram Kannumaayi" — K. S. Chithra & Chorus
  3. "Aayiram Kannumaayi" — K. J. Yesudas & Chorus

Others

Nokkethadhoorathu Kannum Nattu was distributed by Dinny Films and was a huge box office grosser.

References

External links

  • Internet Movie Database

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