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Directed by Rafi Mecartin
Produced by Lal
Written by Rafi Mecartin
Starring Suresh Gopi
Samyuktha Varma
Geethu Mohandas
Kavya Madhavan
Salim Kumar
Spadikam George
Music by Suresh Peters
Cinematography Saloo George
Edited by Harihara Puthran
Distributed by Lal Release
Release dates
December 2000
Running time
150 minutes
Country India
Language Malayalam
Budget INR4 crore
Box office INR20 crore

Thenkasipattanam (English: Thenkasi Town) is a 2000 Malayalam comedy musical film written and directed by Rafi Mecartin, produced by Lal, and starring Suresh Gopi and Lal. Others in the cast include Dileep, Samyuktha Varma, Geethu Mohandas, Kavya Madhavan, Salim Kumar, and Spadikam George.


Kannan and Dasappan are two rowdies in their village. Shathrugnan. a newcomer, is in love with Dasappan' s sister, Devootty, but she is not interested in him. Shathru joins Kannan's and Dasappan's firm, KD & Company, as the manager, in an attempt to win the love of Devootty. KD & Company keeps as hostage a music troupe who comes to their village to perform. The main singer of that troupe, Sangeetha, gets expelled from her home because of this and Kannan and Dasappan give her refuge, at the insistence of Devootty.

Meenakshi and Kannan are in love. But due to some misunderstanding, Dasappan falls in love with Meenakshi and Sangeetha falls in love with Kannan. Shathru takes the responsibility of sorting it out and linking Dasappan with Sangeetha. In the chaos and confusions that follows, he manages to be victorious and wins his lady love Devootty too.

Box office[edit]

The movie was a Christmas release and became a huge hit in theatres. It was one of the highest grossing Malayalam films of 2000. The film ran for more than 200 days and was declared as a blockbuster.[citation needed]


Sound Track[edit]

The films soundtrack contains 7 songs, all composed by Suresh Peters and Lyrics by Kaithapram Damodaran Namboothiri.

# Title Singer(s)
1 "Engu Poy Nee" Dr. K. J. Yesudas
2 "Golmaalu" M. G. Sreekumar, Sujatha Mohan, Mano
3 "Pachappavizha (Ente Thenkaasi)" K. S. Chitra, Suresh Peters
4 "Kadamizhiyil" Mano, Swarnalatha
5 "Oru Simhamalayum Kaattil" Sujatha Mohan, Chorus
6 "Kadamizhiyil [Version 2]" K. L. Sreeram, Swarnalatha
7 "Pachappavizha (Ente Thenkaasi)" M. G. Sreekumar, Suresh Peters


This film was remade in Tamil with the same name, starring Sarath Kumar and Napoleon. In Telugu, it was remade as Hanuman Junction with Arjun and Jagapathi Babu. And in Kannada as Kodanda Rama with Ravichandran and Shivrajkumar.

Year Film Language Cast Director
2001 Thenkasi Pattanam Tamil Sarath Kumar, Napoleon Rafi Mecartin
2002 Hanuman Junction Telugu Arjun, Jagapathi Babu Jayam Raja
2004 Kodanda Rama Kannada Ravichandran, Shivrajkumar Ravichandran
2008 Golmaal Bengali Prasenjit, Tota Ray Chowdhury, Jisshu Sengupta Swapan Saha

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