Aalkkoottathil Thaniye

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Aalkkoottathil Thaniye
Aalkkoottathil Thaniye.JPG
Theatrical poster
Directed by I.V. Sasi
Produced by Raju Mathew
Written by M. T. Vasudevan Nair
Starring Mammootty
Balan K. Nair
Music by Shyam
Cinematography Jayanan Vincent
Edited by K Narayanan
Century Films
Distributed by Century Films
Release dates
  • 6 March 1984 (1984-03-06)
Country India
Language Malayalam

Aalkkoottathil Thaniye English: Alone In a Crowd) is a 1984 Malayalam film directed by I. V. Sasi, written by M. T. Vasudevan Nair, and starring Mammootty, Mohanlal and Seema.[1][2][3]


Rajan( Mammootty), though successful in his job, but his family life is not so happy. His wife,Nalini,( Unnimary)aspires for a fellowship in Harvard University,USA, leaving behind her husband and kid, Babumon. When his father,Madhavan( Balan K Nair) , a retired school teacher, is down with ailment, Rajan along with his family returns to his ancestral home. Rajan's elder sister, Vishalam, younger sister,Seethalakshmi & husband Padmanabhan also arrive to meet their father, as his health condition was serious. Madhavan's daughters and in-laws were busy in their own ways, as they don't wish to spend many days with their dying father.In his sickness, Madhavan expresses his wish to meet his niece,Ammukutty(Seema), Ammu arrives and took care of her dying uncle.Madhavan's children except Rajan leaves as Ammu was there to look after their father.Rajan remembers his young days of romance with Ammu.

Flashback goes like this : Rajan and Ammu wished to marry each other.Ammu,an elementary school teacher helped him economically for his higher studies, which helped Rajan to conquer a good job.But then, Rajan's boss,Balachandran , who is Madhavan's disciple wished to marry his daughter Nalini to Rajan.Madhavan in spite of knowing his son's and Ammu's love , insisted Rajan to marry Nalini. Helplessly , Rajan obeyed his father. Ammukkutty desperately started living alone separately in her house thereafter and continued her job.

Now, Nalini went to go back to town from ancestral home, to attend her interview to Harvard University. Busy with his job, Rajan also want to leave.Upon Ammu's request, he leaves his son with her. Babumon and Ammu becomes close and they spend those days happily. Later Nalini passes interview and is all set to go to USA.Knowing her son's relation with Ammu, she asks Rajan to bring Ammu as servant to look after her son , when she's away to USA. Rajan tells her , Ammu is the one who spent money for his higher studies.Nalini later tried to return the amount of money which Ammu spent for her husband. Ammu remorsely shouts at her.Understanding his wife's fault, Rajan slaps her and reveals their unfruitful love story. Ammukutty later felt sorry for her words and advises Nalini. Nalini repents for her rudeness and wished to stay back in India with family.But upon Ammu's insistence,telling not to lose a great opportunity, Rajan and Nalini unanimously decide to get Nalini fly to USA for fellowship. Madhavan's health slowly recovers.Rajan ,Nalini and son happily goes back ,leaving Ammukutty again in her loneliness.



The music was composed by Shyam and lyrics was written by Kavalam Narayana Panicker.

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 Allimalar S Janaki Kavalam Narayana Panicker
2 Onnaanaam oonjal P Susheela, Chorus Kavalam Narayana Panicker


  1. ^ "Aalkoottathil Thaniye". www.malayalachalachithram.com. Retrieved 2014-10-20. 
  2. ^ "Aalkoottathil Thaniye". malayalasangeetham.info. Retrieved 2014-10-20. 
  3. ^ "Aalkoottathil Thaniye". spicyonion.com. Retrieved 2014-10-20. 

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