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Cover of Druvam Video CD
Directed byJoshiy
Produced byM. Mani
Screenplay byS. N. Swamy
Story byA. K. Sajan
Suresh Gopi
Tiger Prabhakar
Music byS. P. Venkatesh
CinematographyDinesh Babu
Edited byK. Sankunny
Release date
  • 27 January 1993 (1993-01-27)
Running time
145 minutes

Dhruvam (English: Pole) is a 1993 Malayalam thriller film directed by Joshiy, where story and dialogue are by S. N. Swamy and A. K. Sajan and screenplay by S. N. Swamy. It stars Mammootty in the lead role, while Suresh Gopi, Jayaram, Vikram, Gautami and Tiger Prabhakar play other pivotal roles. Its music was composed by S. P. Venkatesh.[1]The film was dubbed into Telugu as Virodhi.


A hangman named Kasi (T. G. Ravi) is brought to central jail to hang Hyder Marakkar (Tiger Prabhakar), a notorious criminal with terror links, but he is killed in a road accident. DIG Marar (Janardhanan) smells foul play and arrives at Kamakshipuram along with Jose Nariman (Suresh Gopi), a smart and young police officer, to meet Narasimha Mannadiar (Mammootty), a revered village lord and member of the royal family who had once ruled the hamlet. He is worshipped and revered by his villagers. Mannadiar is known for his generous and fearless attitude, and his thirst for justice and peace for his village has made him an enemy in the eyes of politicians and a certain group of police officers.

Upon Nariman's request, Ponmani (Babu Namboothiri), Mannadiar's secretary, shares with him a few stories from Mannadiar's life that made him popular. One among them was shared with Veerasimha Mannadiar (Jayaram), his younger brother. Veeran liked Maya (Rudra) and informed Mannadiar about it. A few days before the marriage, a young man (Vikram) arrived at Mannadiar's house, introducing himself as Bhadran, a man in love with Maya. He also added that her parents had agreed to the marriage without Maya's consent. Mannadiar called off Veeran's marriage and got Maya and Bhadran married. Bhadran was a gang member of Marakkar who did not want to kill the DIG. Hence, Bhadran was a target of the gang. Veeran saves Bhadran and is appointed as Mannadiar's driver. Veeran plans to go to the UK for higher studies, but is killed by Marakkar on the way. From that day onwards, Mannadiar waits for the chance to avenge for his brother's death. Upon hearing the story, Nariman decides to help Mannadiar. Although convicted by court for execution, Marakkar tries every possible way to escape. Mannadiar's battle of revenge against Marakkar forms the rest of the story.

At the end, Mannadiar and Bhadran get themselves taken to the jail where Hyder has been kept. While transferring Hyder to another jail, Mannadiar, along with Bhadran, kidnaps Hyder with Nariman's assistance. Hyder challenges Mannadiar to a fight, where he initially overpowers Mannadiar, who soon gets the better of him. In the process, in order to save Mannadiar from a bomb thrown by Hyder's associates, Nariman catches the bomb and falls on it, which explodes, killing him. Mannadiar then hangs Hyder from a tree. In the court, Mannadiar orders Bhadran to be a witness against himself, who, out of his respect for Mannadiar, obeys the order. Bhadran is released for being a prosecution witness, and Mannadiar is given the death sentence.




The songs and background score were composed by S. P. Venkatesh.[2]

Song Duration Artist Lyricist
"Thalirvettilayndo" (Female Version) 04:04 K. S. Chithra Shibu Chakravarthy
"Thalirvettilayndo" (Duet Version) 04:02 K. S. Chitra, G. Venugopal M. D. Rajendran
"Thumbippenne" (Male Lead) 05:09 Yesudas, Sujatha Mohan M. D. Rajendran
"Thumbippenne" (Female Lead) 04:59 Yesudas, Sujatha Mohan M. D. Rajendran]
"Varavarnnini" 01:22 K. S. Chitra Shibu Chakravarthy

External links[edit]

  1. ^ "10 Mammootty films to watch before you die". Times of India. 24 May 2016.
  2. ^ http://malayalasangeetham.info/m.php?2185