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Kadha Thudarunnu
Directed bySathyan Anthikad
Produced byThankachan Emmanuel
Written bySathyan Anthikad
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Edited byK. Rajagopal
True Line Cinema
Release date
  • 7 May 2010 (2010-05-07)
Budget2.45 crore (US$340,000)
Box office12.50 crore (US$1.8 million)

Kadha Thudarunnu (Malayalam: കഥ തുടരുന്നു; English: The Story Continues) is a 2010 Malayalam drama film written and directed by Sathyan Anthikad.[1] The film stars Mamta Mohandas, Jayaram, Baby Anikha and Asif Ali in the lead roles.[2][3]

Kadha Thudarunnu was Sathyan Anthikad's 50th film as a director and it was also the debut production of TrueLine Cinema's Thankachan Emmanuel. The film was super hit at the box office and became second highest-grossing movie of the year after Pokkiri Raja.


Vidyalakshmi (Mamta Mohandas), scion of a rich Hindu aristocratic family gets married to Shanavas (Asif Ali), a Muslim, against the diktats of both the families. Though, happily married, life is not a smooth ride for them. Few years passes by and the couple now has a daughter Laya (Baby Anikha), who is now in nursery. Despite strong financial troubles, Shanavas does his best to take care of his family. One rainy night, on his way to purchase mangoes for his daughter, Shanavas is killed by a group of goon, mistaking him to be someone else. Having nowhere to go, Vidyalakshmi tries her best to take care of her daughter. But, the financial troubles forces her to cut down the daily expenses, including the school bus for her daughter. Within a short time, she is asked to vacate the house, as there has been a long delay in payment of rent. Vidyalakshmi, with nowhere to go, decides to sleep on Kozhikode Railway platform with her daughter. One fine morning, she catches an auto to drop her kid at school. Preman (Jayaram), the auto driver is a talkative and simple chap, with a sense of humour. But after travelling, she gets out of the auto and escapes without paying the cash. The next day, Preman finds her at the railway station, and on demanding the auto fare, she explains her story to him, which makes him feel sympathetic to her. He brings Vidyalakshmi and her daughter to his colony. Vidyalakshmi, within a short time captures the hearts of the people at the colony. When Preman comes to know that she was doing her MBBS when she got married and had to give up studies after that, he advises her to sit for the final year exam. With the support of the colony residents, Vidyalakshmi does the MBBS examination and becomes a doctor. Her daughter, one day comes in contact with the mother of Shanavas, who now wants her grand daughter to be brought home. But Vidyalakshmi politely refuses. The elder brother of Shanavas then threatens her with the support of Moulavi, but Preman intervenes and force them to go back. With the help of her friend, Vidhyalakkshmi gets a job in Kuwait and though not willing, she accepts it. She leaves for Kuwait with her daughter, promising to come back soon. Preman is seen waiting at the beach, looking for the next news from Vidyalakshmi.



Jayaram signed into play the lead role . Anthikkad approached Vidya Balan to play the female lead but she couldn't take up the role due date issues. He looked out for other actresses in south . Meera Jasmine who had played lead roles in Sathyan's four back to back films was approached but finally Mamta Mohandas signed into play the female lead, this movie was a turning point in her career.


Kerala State Film Awards
13th Asianet Film Awards
Filmfare Awards


Kadha Thudarunnu
Soundtrack album by
Released2010 (2010)
GenreFilm soundtrack
LabelManorama Music

The soundtrack for the film was composed by veteran composer Ilaiyaraaja, with lyrics penned by Vayalar Sarath Chandra Varma.

1."Aaro Paadunnu"Hariharan, K. S. Chithra 
2."Mazhamegha Chelin Puram"Swetha Mohan, Vijay Yesudas 
3."Kizhakkumala Kammallitta"Karthik 


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