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Directed by T. V. Chandran
Produced by Dileep
Written by T. V. Chandran
Starring Dileep
Music by M. Jayachandran
Issac Thomas Kottukapally (BGM)
Cinematography K.G. Jayan
Edited by Venugopal
Release date
  • 11 November 2004 (2004-11-11)
Running time
120 minutes
Country India
Language Malayalam

Kathavasheshan (English: The Deceased) is a 2004 Malayalam film written and directed by T. V. Chandran, starring Dileep and Jyothirmayi in the lead roles.[1] Veteran Bengali actress Gita Dey made a special appearance.


Gopinatha Menon (Dileep) a.k.a. Gopi is a young engineer staying alone in a flat in Thiruvananthapuram city. One day he was found dead by hanging. His fiancée Renuka (Jyothirmayi) wants to know the cause of his suicide and decides to do a bit of investigation. She meets different people who had some role in Gopi's life and gets to hear their versions about Gopi. All their testimonials lead to her concluding on what Gopi's reasons were. The ideal attitude that Gopi possess against the odds provides the fuel for Renuka's journey. As Renuka gets more closer to knowing Gopi, the man who led a very normal life posed an even more difficult question as to the cause of his death. Finally she understands that Gopi committed suicide out of the shame of being alive in such a merciless society.

The director successfully portrays different evils in the society and the film, in its course way beyond a regional movie as it embeds different cultures. The film is also known for the way the story is told, the Rashomon way.


Dileep as Gopinatha Menon a.k.a. Gopi
Jyothirmayi as Renuka
Cochin Haneefa as Police Inspector
Salim Kumar
Indrans as Thief
Bindu Panikkar as Gopi's sister
Gita Dey as old Bengali lady
Ambika Mohan as Renuka's mother
Nithya Das
Sindhu Shyam


Kerala State Film Awards 2004

Home video[edit]

Harmony videos released the film in VCD for home video.


  1. ^ "Kathavasheshan Review". 2004-11-11. Retrieved 2009-09-12. 

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