Dany (film)

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Film poster
Directed by T. V. Chandran
Produced by T. V. Chandran
Written by T. V. Chandran
Starring Mammootty,
Mallika Sarabhai,
Vani Viswanath,
Maya Moushmi,
Narendra Prasad
Music by Johnson
Cinematography K. G. Jayan
Edited by Venugopal
Film Commune
Release dates
  • December 2001 (2001-12)
Running time
120 minutes
Country India
Language Malayalam

Dany is a 2001 Malayalam language Indian political comedy drama film written, directed and produced by T.V. Chandran with Mammootty in the title role. Also starring in the film are noted danseuse Mallika Sarabhai, Vani Viswanath, Siddique, Vijayaraghavan, Ratheesh, popular television actress Maya Moushmi and Narendra Prasad. It released coinciding with the festival of Christmas in December 2001.[1] The film met with critical acclaim with most of the critics hailing the performance of Mammootty.[2] It won numerous awards including a National Film Award and three Kerala State Film Awards.


The film is about Daniel Thompson, a saxophone player who is a mute witness to many of the historical happenings taking place around in the world. The film traces the life of this character up to his seventy third year and comments upon many things that may have social and political relevance. Dany as he is known, was born on the day of the Dandi Salt March. His wife leaves him on the day the first Communist Government of Kerala loses power. Dany's love, disappointments, triumphs everything coincides with historical events. Dany dons many roles in life. He sings in the church. Then he becomes a saxophone player. He marry Margaret, daughter of a rich man named Chavero when the old man ask him to save the honor of their family. Margaret is pregnant and her lover has died. But with the passage of time, Dany is abandoned by all and he finds himself destined to lead a desolate existence. He ends up in a hospital. And it is here that he meets Bhargavi Amma, a retired professor, who is also desolate after the death of her daughter and after being totally isolated in life. Dany and Bhargavi Amma develop an intimacy and they travel back together from the hospital. But Dany passes away on the way. Anyhow Bhargavi Amma decides to perform the funeral rites in the Christian manner in the compound of her house, a house of orthodox Hindus. This creates certain problems, but Bhargavi Amma decides to dare all such problems.



National Film Awards[3]
Kerala State Film Awards[4]


  1. ^ Unni R. Nair (14 December 2001). "Gearing up for Christmas". Screen India. Retrieved 26 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "At the crossroads". Deccan Herald. cscsarchive.org. 5 May 2002. Retrieved 15 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "49th National Film Awards". Ministry of Information & Broadcasting. 26 July 2002. Retrieved 26 April 2011. 
  4. ^ "Kerala State Film Awards - 2001". Chalachitra Academy. 2001. Retrieved 26 April 2011. 

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