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Ente Mamattukkuttiyammakku
Ente Mamattikkuttiyammakku.jpg
Promotional poster
Directed byFazil
Written byFazil
Produced byNavodaya Appachan
StarringBharat Gopy
Sangeeta Naik
Poornima Jayaram
CinematographyAshok Kumar
Edited byT. R. Shekhar
Music byJerry Amaldev
Release date
  • 7 October 1983 (1983-10-07)

Ente Mamattukkuttiyammakku (transl. For my Mamattukuttiyamma; also known as Ente Mamattikkuttiyammakku) is a 1983 Indian Malayalam-language family drama film produced by Navodaya Appachan under Navodaya Studio. It was written and directed by Fazil and stars Bharat Gopy, Mohanlal, Shalini, Poornima Jayaram, and Sangeeta Naik.[1]

In the film, Vinod and Sethu lose their only child in an accident. Years passed and Sethu is still grieving, to comfort her, Vinod adopts a child, Tintumol (Mamattukuttiyamma), from an orphanage. Sethu, initially reluctant to love her gradually develops an affection for her. But just when things are getting back to normal, Tintumol's biological father Alex starts trailing Vinod constantly requesting to return his daughter. Now, Sethu and Vinod are dragged into a situation where they might lose their second child as well.

Ente Mamattukkuttiyammakku became the highest-grossing Malayalam film and received widespread critical acclaim. The film won four Kerala State Film AwardsBest Film, Best Director, Best Actor (Gopy), and Best Child Artist (Shalini).[2]

The movie was reported to be heavily inspired by the 1982 movie Annie.[3] It was remade in Tamil as En Bommukutty Ammavukku (1988) by Fazil himself, and in Telugu as Paape Maa Praanam.


A couple, Sethulakshmi and Vinod lost their daughter in an accident. The family was travelling in a boat and the couple's daughter goes the top of the boat to play with her doll. The other children throw her doll into the water, making her jump into the water. The couple search for the girl, but in vain. They find her floating in the water, which comes as a big shock to Sethu.

Years later, Vinod decides to adopt a girl named Tintu. Sethu didn't want to adopt a child. Still then, Vinod forces Sethu to see Tintu in the orphanage. Sethu refuses, as she lost her child and didn't want any more. Vinod makes her understand, and Sethu agrees. They adopt Tintu.

After Tintu is brought into the home, the couple becomes happy as earlier. But the problems arise when Alex asks for the child, claiming it to be his wife's child as a result of an affair before their marriage. Initially Sethu refuses, but later gives the child to her real mother.


Original title[edit]

The film's original title was Ente Mamattukkuttiyammakku, but due to printing mistake it came out as Ente Mamattikkuttiyammakku in posters and publicity materials. Fazil heard the name Mamoottamma from a household in Northern Kerala. He modified that name to create the character Mamattukkuttiyamma.[4] Fazil selected Shalini for the title role immediately after he saw her photograph shown by someone in the production crew. She was three years when she acted in the film. Although Shalini had already made her debuted in Aadyathe Anuraagam, it was Ente Mamattukkuttiyammakku that gave her recognition. "Baby Shalini" became a trend and she appeared in similar roles in her subsequent films.[5]


The music was composed by Jerry Amaldev and the lyrics were written by Bichu Thirumala.[6][7]

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length
1 "Aalorungi Arangorungi" K. S. Chithra Bichu Thirumala
2 "Kannodu Kannoram" K. J. Yesudas Bichu Thirumala
3 "Mounangale Chaanchaduvan" K. J. Yesudas Bichu Thirumala
4 "Thaimanikkunju Thennal" K. S. Chithra, Chorus Bichu Thirumala


Kerala State Film Awards[8]


  1. ^ "Acting is a lot of responsibility". The Hindu. 14 October 2006. Archived from the original on 4 November 2012. Retrieved 27 April 2009.
  2. ^ Actors - Shalini Archived 2 February 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Row over Kerala State Films Award - Times of India".
  4. ^ ശങ്കർ, അനൂപ് (7 September 2018). "മലയാളികൾ മറക്കില്ല മാമാട്ടിക്കുട്ടിയെ : Superhit Movies". Deepika (in Malayalam). Retrieved 22 July 2019.
  5. ^ Soman, Litty (7 October 2018). "35 years of Baby Shalini's 'Ente Mamattykkuttiyammakku'". Malayala Manorama. Retrieved 23 July 2019.
  6. ^ "Ente Maamattikkuttiyammaykku". MalayalaChalachithram. Retrieved 19 October 2014.
  7. ^ "Ente Maamattikkuttiyammaykku". malayalasangeetham.info. Archived from the original on 19 October 2014. Retrieved 2014-10-19.
  8. ^ Official Website Of Information And Public Relation Department Of Kerala Archived 3 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine

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