Nokkethadhoorathu Kannum Nattu

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Nokkethadhoorathu Kannum Nattu (1984)
Nokketha Dhoorathu Kannum Nattu.jpg
Directed by Fazil
Produced by A,M.Fazil and Joseph Valakuzhy alias Ouseppachan for Bodhi Chithra Films
Written by Fazil
Starring Mohanlal
Nadia Moidu
Music by Jerry Amaldev
Cinematography Ashok Kumar
Edited by T. R. Sekhar
Bodhi Chitra
Distributed by Dinny Films
Release dates
  • 26 October 1985 (1985-10-26)
Country India
Language Malayalam

Nokkethadhoorathu Kannum Nattu is a 1984 Malayalam drama film written and directed by Fazil, and starring Mohanlal in lead role and late dancer Padmini, Nadia Moidu in pivotal roles.[1][2][3]


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.



The music was composed by Jerry Amaldev and lyrics was written by Bichu Thirumala. The songs were a career break for Chithra.[4]

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 Aaraadhana nisha sangeethamela K. J. Yesudas, KS Chithra, Chorus Bichu Thirumala
2 Aayiram kannumaay KS Chithra, Chorus Bichu Thirumala
3 Aayiram kannumaay K. J. Yesudas, Chorus Bichu Thirumala
4 Aayiram kannumaay [Pathos] K. J. Yesudas Bichu Thirumala
5 Kiliye kiliye KS Chithra, Chorus Bichu Thirumala



A tamil remake was made by Fazil himself as Poove Poochooda Vaa, in which Nadia Moidu and Padmini reprised their roles. However, Mohanlal was replaced by S. V. Shekhar. It was also remade in Telugu as Muddula Manavaralu.


  1. ^ "Nokkethaadoorathu Kannumnattu". Retrieved 2014-10-21. 
  2. ^ "Nokkethaadoorathu Kannumnattu". Retrieved 2014-10-21. 
  3. ^ "Nokkethaadoorathu Kannumnattu". Retrieved 2014-10-21. 
  4. ^ "My first break". The Hindu. April 26, 2008. Retrieved March 9, 2011.
  5. ^ "Nadia spelt fun". The Hindu. February 4, 2008. Retrieved March 9, 2011. 
  6. ^ "King Midas of Malayalam films". The Hindu. October 10, 2005. Retrieved March 9, 2011. 
  7. ^ "State Film Awards: 1969 - 2008". Information and Public Relations Department of Kerala. Retrieved March 9, 2011. 

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