|Directed by||Sathyan Anthikad|
|Produced by||B. Sasikumar|
|Edited by||K. Rajagopal|
Golanthara Vartha (English: Global News) is a 1993 Malayalam film written by Sreenivasan and directed by Sathyan Anthikad. The film stars Mammootty, Shobana, Sreenivasan and Kanaka in the main roles. It was considered as a hit at the box office.
Ramesh Nair is a shopkeeper and is happily married to Lekha, a school teacher. The entire village is proud of Ramesh Nair due to his honesty, social work and his courage to fight against social injustice . Even the local police are fed up since the people trust him.
Ramesh Nair takes the onus of transforming a local goon Karakattil Dasan to a noble person. Ramesh Nair plans to get him married so that he understands his responsibility .A few elderly men in the village along with Dasan prefer Rajani as Dasan's wife. Ramesh Nair opposes the marriage since Rajani is a prostitute. Ramesh Nair had witnessed Rajani being caught by the police during a hotel raid. The news of Rajani being a prostitute spreads rapidly with Rajani's family members not accepting her. Further Rajani also loses her job as a school teacher. Not being able to bear the humility, Rajani confronts Ramesh Nair and informs that she had visited the hotel for a job interview and the police had mistakenly arrested her. The court later released her since she was proved innocent. Ramesh Nair visits the police station and is convinced of her innocence. Ramesh Nair feels guilty & tries to persuade her family members and the school (where she lost her job) but none of them accept her.
Ramesh Nair explains the situation to his friend Hassan who agrees to support him. Hassan informs that Rajani could stay at Sulfath's house till she secures a job. However Sulfath would only allow married people to stay hence Ramesh Nair and Rajani should act like husband and wife. Initially Ramesh Nair was reluctant to act like her husband, but he agrees since he feels that he is responsible for Rajani's current situation. Ramesh Nair also assumes that the husband's act would be short lived since Rajani would leave the house once she is independent. Ramesh Nair ensures that there is no physical contact between him and Rajani.
Ramesh Nair does not inform his wife about Rajani since his mother feels that Lekha would feel hurt and divorce him.
The news of Ramesh Nair's extra marital affair spreads in his village. Lekha is deeply hurt and believes in her husband's relationship. Later Rajani meets Lekha and tells her the entire story. Rajani informs that, Lekha must be proud to have a husband like Ramesh Nair, who is sincerely committed in their relationship and who loves Lekha a lot.
The story ends with Rajani leaving for the Gulf countries as she has secured a job and Ramesh Nair living happily with Lekha.
- Mammootty as Muringachuvattil Rameshan Nair
- Shobana as Lekha
- Sreenivasan as Karakattil Dasan
- Kanaka as Rajani
- Oduvil Unnikrishnan as Susheelan
- Sankaradi as Panchayat President
- Mamukkoya as Kuruppu
- Nedumudi Venu as Hassan
- Bobby Kottarakkara as Sahadevan
- K. P. A. C. Lalitha as Sulfath
- Sukumari as Meenakshi Amma
- Karamana Janardanan Nair as Lekha's father
- Meena Ganesh as Sharada
- Manju Pillai as Shobha
- Ottapalam Pappan as M.K. Surendharan, Postman.
- Ragini (New)
- C. I. Paul as Sub Inspector Irumban George
- Santhakumari as Headmistress
- Kozhikode Narayanan Nair
- Salu Kuttanadu
- Omana Ouseph as Annama
|Soundtrack album by Johnson|
|1||Iniyonnupaadu||K. J. Yesudas|
|2||Pandumaalokar||M.G. Sreekumar, chorus|