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Malayalam അമരം
Directed by Bharathan
Produced by Babu Thiruvalla
Written by A. K. Lohithadas
Starring Mammootty
KPAC Lalitha
Music by Raveendran (Songs)
Johnson (Score)
Cinematography Madhu Ambat
Edited by V. T. Vijayan
B. Lenin
Mak Productions
Symphony Creations
Release date
  • 1 February 1991 (1991-02-01)
Running time
137 minutes
Country India
Language Malayalam

Amaram (English: Stern) is a 1991 Indian Malayalam drama film directed by Bharathan and written by A. K. Lohithadas. It stars Mammootty, Murali, Maathu, K. P. A. C. Lalitha, Ashokan, Chitra, and Kuthiravattam Pappu in the main roles. The film's score is composed by Johnson while the songs are by Raveendran.

K. P. A. C. Lalitha won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Bhargavi. And Mammotty won the Filmfare Awards South Best Actor Award for his role. The film was a critical and commercial success.[1][2]


Amaram is the story of Achootty (Mammootty), a fisherman and his daughter, Radha (Maathu). The uneducated Achootty wants his daughter to be educated and also wants her to become a doctor. His dreams get shattered when she falls in love with her childhood friend. One fine day Achootys's daughter and her lover elope and get married. Achootty does not like his son-in-law initially and in disappointment does not talk to his daughter either. But slowly the young chap shows that he is an able and hard-working fisherman and gains Achootty's silent admiration. Achooty does not acknowledge this publicly, but keeps heckling his son-in-law in public, taunting him to catch a shark and prove himself before he dares talk to Achooty. One day, the son-in-law decides he's had enough of the taunting and goes to the deep sea to capture a shark. But he is inexperienced, and in a fit of daring goes out alone in his catamaran. When he does not return, people think that Achootty killed him at sea since Achootty had also been to the sea that day.

It is a stormy night and everyone is afraid of going to the sea to search for him. At this point, Achootty's daughter also feels that her father has killed her husband. Having nothing to lose, Achootty goes to the sea and he sees his son-in-law lying unconscious on the remains of his boat which is wrecked. Achootty rescues him and brings him back to the shore. Everyone understands Achootty's innocence but he feels let down by them. In the end they show him taking his boat and venturing into the sea which Achootty says that is the only thing which has loved him unconditionally.



The film's soundtrack contains 4 songs, all composed by Raveendran and Johnson. Lyrics by Kaithapram Damodaran Namboothiri.

# Title Singer(s)
1 "Azhake Ninmizhi" K. J. Yesudas, K. S. Chitra
2 "Hridaya Raga Thanthri" Lathika
3 "Pulare Poonkodiyil" K. J. Yesudas, Lathika
4 "Vikara Naukayumai" K. J. Yesudas



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