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Kattathe Kilikkoodu
Directed byBharathan
Produced byP. V. Gangadharan
Screenplay byT. Damodaran
Story byNedumudi Venu
StarringBharath Gopi
Music byJohnson
Edited byN. P. Suresh
Release date
  • 23 December 1983 (1983-12-23)

Kattathe Kilikkoodu (English: A Nest in the Wind) is a 1983 Malayalam film, directed by Bharathan.[1][2][3] The film was remade in Tamil as Oonjaladum Uravugal. Actor Nedumudi Venu wrote the story based on his English Professor who was nicknamed Shakespeare Pilla.


It is the story of a female student, out of jealousy, bringing a college professor's family life to the brink of divorce.



Prof. "Shakespeare" Krishna Pillai leads a very happy family life. His loving wife Sarada is a homemaker and they are blessed with three daughters and one son. Their neighbour is Indira Thampi, an unmarried woman who had a failed love affair during her college days. Her niece, Asha Thampi lives with her to attend college.

Asha's good friend Unnikrishnan, is the sports coach of her college team and is also a family friend of Prof. Krishna Pillai. Asha attends special classes taken by Prof. Krishna Pillai at his house. Unnikrishnan shares a liking of music with Sarada and this makes them vibe very well. Asha misinterprets this as a liking for each other. Unnikrishnan gets irritated because of Asha's immature behaviour.

Disheartened, Asha pretends to be in love with Prof. Krishna Pillai as revenge to Unnikrishnan. Professor was initially hesitant, but slowly starts liking her. He starts going out with her to night clubs and this worries Sarda. She informs about this to Indira and she in turn scolds Asha. In retaliation, Asha leaves from Indira's house but she has nowhere else to go. She takes help of the professor and he gets her admitted to YWCA hostel.

All the while, Asha makes it a point to avoid Unnikrishnan and he feels terrible and insulted because of that. While at YWCA hostel, he barges into her room when she informs through the matron that she doesn't want to see him. He asks her repeatedly about her relationship with the professor, but she doesn't give him any clear reply. Unnikrishnan tells Sarda about Asha and her immaturity.

The professor starts distancing from Sarda and this makes her confront him one day in front of their children. Furious, the professor leaves from home and takes a room in a hotel. He calls his family and talks to the children but hesitates to talk to Sarda. He is in a great dilemma whether to live with his family or Asha. Next day, he gets Asha to his hotel room and tries to get intimate with her. She gets uncomfortable at this and tries to pull her hands from his. At this moment Unnikrishnan arrives and confronts Asha, beats her repeatedly and she finally reveals the truth about her affair with the professor. She hugs Unnikrishnan in front of the professor, making him totally heartbroken.

Out of shame, the professor drinks heavily on the beach in his car. Unnikrishnan spots him and brings him to his home. After getting rid of a hangover, he happily reunites with his wife and kids.


The music was composed by Johnson and the lyrics were written by Kavalam Narayana Panicker.

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 "Gopike Nin Viral" S. Janaki Kavalam Narayana Panicker
2 "Koovaram Kilikkoodu" Sujatha Mohan, K. P. Brahmanandan, Sherin Peters, P. V. Sherin Kavalam Narayana Panicker
3 "Nira Nirakkoottil" K. J. Yesudas, Sujatha Mohan Kavalam Narayana Panicker



  1. ^ "Kaattathe Kilikkoodu". www.malayalachalachithram.com. Retrieved 19 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Kaattathe Kilikkoodu". malayalasangeetham.info. Retrieved 19 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Kaattathe Kilikkoodu". spicyonion.com. Retrieved 19 October 2014.

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