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Kadha Thudarunnu
DVD cover
Directed bySathyan Anthikad
Written bySathyan Anthikad
Produced byThankachan Emmanuel
Edited byK. Rajagopal
Music byIlaiyaraaja
True Line Cinema
Release date
  • 7 May 2010 (2010-05-07)

Kadha Thudarunnu (transl. The Story Continues) is a 2010 Indian Malayalam-language family drama film written and directed by Sathyan Anthikad.[1] The film stars Jayaram, Mamta Mohandas, Anikha Surendran, and Asif Ali.[2][3] In the film, Vidyalakshmi struggles to lead a normal life with her daughter after the sudden death of her husband. However, meeting Preman, an auto-rickshaw driver, changes her life for the better.

Kadha Thudarunnu was Sathyan Anthikad's fiftieth film as a director and also the debut production of TrueLine Cinema's Thankachan Emmanuel.


Vidya Lakshmi, a scion of a rich Hindu aristocratic family, marries Shanavas, a Muslim, against the diktats of both families. Though happily married, their life is difficult. A few years pass by and the couple now has a daughter, Laya, who is in nursery. Despite strong financial troubles, Shanavas does his best to support his family. One rainy night, on his way to purchase mangoes for his daughter, some goons kill Shanavas, by mistaking him for someone else. Having nowhere to go, Vidyalakshmi tries her best to take care of her daughter. But the financial troubles force her to reduce her 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 the payment of rent. Vidya Lakshmi, 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, the auto driver is a talkative and simple chap, with a sense of humor. But after traveling, she gets out of the auto and escapes without paying the cash. The next day, Preman finds her at the railway station, and when the fare is demanded, she explains her story to him, which makes him feel sympathetic to her. He brings Vidyalakshmi and her daughter to his colony. Vidya Lakshmi, within a short time, captures the hearts of the people in the colony. When Preman learns she was doing her MBBS when she 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, Vidya Lakshmi does the MBBS examination and becomes a doctor. Her daughter, one day comes in contact with Shanavas' mother, who now wants her granddaughter returned. But Vidyalakshmi politely refuses. The elder brother of Shanavas then threatens her with the support of Moulavi, but Preman intervenes and forces 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 later sees an astrologer who says he has a chance of going abroad. Later, Preman is seen waiting at the beach, looking for the next news from Vidya Lakshmi.



Jayaram was signed to play the main role in the film. Anthikkad approached Vidya Balan to play the lead female role, but she could not be on board due to deadline issues.Meera Jasmine, who played a leading role in Sathyan's four back-to-back films, came up, but finally Mamta Mohandas was signed, and this film became 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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