Kakkothikkavile Appooppan Thaadikal

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Kakkothikkavile Appooppan Thaadikal (1988)
Promotional Poster designed by P. N. Menon
Directed by Kamal
Produced by Ousepachan Valakuzhy
Screenplay by Fazil
Story by Madhu Muttam
Starring Revathi
V. K. Sreeraman
Krishnan Kutty Nair, Surasu, N.LBalakrishnanan, Philomina etc
Music by Ouseppachan
Bichu Thirumala (lyrics)
Cinematography Vipin Mohan
Edited by T. R. Sekhar
Release date
  • 8 January 1988 (1988-01-08)
Country India
Language Malayalam

Kakkothikkavile Appooppan Thaadikal (Malayalam: കാക്കോത്തിക്കാവിലെ അപ്പൂപ്പൻ താടികൾ) is a 1988 Malayalam film directed by Kamal. The film is heroine-oriented, in which Revathi and Ambika play the lead roles. The film had musical score by Ouseppachan.[1][2][3]


The film is about the story of two sisters. One day, a beggar (V. K. Sreeraman) comes to their house and asks for some water. Leaving the young sister (Raasi) in the courtyard, the elder sister (Kaveri) goes to fetch water. When she returns, she finds that both her sister and the beggar are missing.

The film then progresses through the life of a school boy Murali who is scoffed at in his school because of his poor background. One day, Murali skips his studies and runs away with some gypsies. He becomes good friends with a gypsy girl whom he names Kakkothi (Revathi), after a local legend. Kakkothi is being hunted by a beggar who wants her for his nefarious purposes. In the meantime, Murali's school teacher Valsala(Ambika) enquires about Murali's background and recognizes his pitiable condition.

One day, the school teacher finds him and persuades him to stay at her own house and study. Later, Kakkothi comes across Murali and insists that as a friend he should stay with her. After their tents are raided, Murali convinces her of the goodness of his school teacher and takes her to the teacher's house. On seeing the teacher's house, Kakkothi reminisces her past. She finds her own childhood photo in the house. She was in fact the girl kidnapped by the beggar years ago. In frantic, she then runs away from the house. The beggar who is hunting her closes in on her. Just like the Kakkothi legend, she kills the beggar in self-protection. Both the sisters recognize each other and embrace in joy.

The film is picturised in rural locations such as Pandalam and Venmony. The film includes many sequences in school settings and gypsy life. The film was sleeper hit in the box office. Revathi won Filmfare Award for the Best Actress for her performance in this movie.



The music was composed by Ouseppachan and lyrics was written by Bichu Thirumala.

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 Kaakkothiyammaykku Janamma David, Malaysia Vasudevan, SP Shailaja Bichu Thirumala
2 Kannaam Thumpee KS Chithra Bichu Thirumala
3 Kannaam Thumpee (Sad) KS Chithra Bichu Thirumala
4 Nannangaadikal KS Chithra, Malaysia Vasudevan, SP Shailaja Bichu Thirumala


  1. ^ "Kaakkothikavile Apooppanthaadikal". www.malayalachalachithram.com. Retrieved 2014-10-07. 
  2. ^ "Kaakkothikavile Apooppanthaadikal". malayalasangeetham.info. Retrieved 2014-10-07. 
  3. ^ "Kaakkothikavile Apooppanthaadikal". spicyonion.com. Retrieved 2014-10-07. 

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