Kadha Thudarunnu

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Kadha Thudarunnu
Kathathudarunnu.jpg
Directed by Sathyan Anthikad
Produced by Thankachan Emmanuel
Written by Sathyan Anthikad
Starring
Music by Ilaiyaraaja
Cinematography Venu
Edited by K. Rajagopal
Production
company
Trueline Cinema
Release dates
  • 7 May 2010 (2010-05-07)
Country India
Language Malayalam

Kadha Thudarunnu (Malayalam: കഥ തുടരുന്നു; English: The Story Continues) is a 2010 Malayalam film written and directed by Sathyan Anthikad.[1] The lead pair in the film are Mamta Mohandas and Jayaram.[2][3] The film is said to be inspired by the 2006 American biographical drama film The Pursuit of Happyness.[4]

Kadha Thudarunnu was Sathyan Anthikad's 50th film as a director and it was also the debut production of TrueLine Cinema's Thankachan Emmanuel.

Plot[edit]

Vidyalakshmi (Mamta Mohandas), scion of a rich Hindu aristocratic family gets married to Shanavas (Asif Ali), a Muslim, against the diktats of both the families. Though, happily married, life is not a smooth ride for them. Few years passed by and the couple now has a daughter Laya, who is now in nursery. Despite strong financial troubles, Shanavas does his best to take care of his family. One rainy night, on his way to purchase mangoes for his daughter, Shanavas is killed by a group of goon, mistaking him to be someone else. Having nowhere to go, Vidyalakshmi is trying her best to take care of her daughter. But, the financial troubles forces her to cut down the daily expenses, including the school bus for her daughter. Within short time, she is asked to vacate the house, as there has been a long delay in payment of rent. Vidyalakshmi, with nowhere to go, decides to sleep on railway platform with her daughter. One fine morning, she catches an auto to drop her kid at school. Preman (Jayaram), the auto driver is a talkative and simple chap, with a sense of humor. But after travelling, she gets out of the auto and escapes without paying the cash. The next day, Preman finds her at railway station, and on demanding the auto fare, she explains her story to him, which makes him feel sympathetic to her. He brings Vidyalakshmi and her daughter to his colony. Vidyalakshmi, within short time captures the hearts of the people around. When Preman comes to know that she was doing her MBBS when got married and had to give up studies after that, he makes her to appear of final year exam. With the support of the colony residents, Vidyalakshmi appears of MBBS examination and becomes a doctor. Her daughter, one day comes in contact with the mother of Shanavas, who wants now her grand daughter to be brought to home. But Vidyalakshmi politely refuses it. The elder brother of Shanavas threatens her with the support of a Moulavi, but Preman intervenes and force them to go back. With the help of her friend, Vidhyalakkshmi gets a job in Kuwait and though not willing, she had to accept it. She leaves to Kuwait with her daughter, promising to come back soon. Preman is seen waiting at beach, looking for the next news from Vidyalakshmi.

Cast[edit]

  • Mamta Mohandas as Vidyalakshmi
  • Jayaram as Preman
  • Asif Ali as Shanavas
  • Baby Anikha as Laya
  • Innocent as Lasar
  • Amit as Shahid
  • Mamukkoya as Mamachan
  • K.P.A.C.Lalitha as Omanakkunjamma
  • Chembil Ashokan as Narayanan
  • Santhakumari
  • Lakshmipriya as Mallika
  • Sreejith Ravi
  • Vettukili Prakash as Venkiti
  • Manu Jose
  • Sruthi Menon
  • Reshmi Boban as Razia
  • Sreedevi Unni as Shanavas's mother
  • Murali Mohan as Vidyalakshmi's father
  • Deepika Mohan as Vidyalakshmi's mother
  • Praveen Prem as Harichandran

Awards[edit]

Kerala State Film Awards
13th Asianet Film Awards
Filmfare Awards

Soundtrack[edit]

Kadha Thudarunnu
Soundtrack album by Ilaiyaraaja
Released 2010 (2010)
Genre Film soundtrack
Label Manorama Music

The soundtrack for the film was composed by veteran composer Ilaiyaraaja, with lyrics penned by Vayalar Sarath Chandra Varma.

No. Title Singer(s) Length
1. "Aaro Paadunnu"   Hariharan, K. S. Chithra  
2. "Mazhamegha Chelin Puram"   Swetha Mohan, Vijay Yesudas  
3. "Kizhakkumala Kammallitta"   Karthik  

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