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Poster designed by Gayathri Ashokan
Directed by P. Padmarajan[1][2][3]
Produced by Prem Prakash
Written by P. Padmarajan
Starring Mammootty
Music by Johnson
Cinematography Shaji N. Karun
Edited by Madhu Kainakari
Distributed by Prakash Movietone
Release date
  • 21 October 1983 (1983-10-21)
Running time
150 minutes
Country India
Language Malayalam

Koodevide? (English: Whither Your Nest?) is a 1983 Malayalam drama film written and directed by P. Padmarajan,[1][5][6][7][8][9] starring Mammootty, Suhasini and Rahman who makes his debut. The plot of the film is loosely based on a Tamil novel by Vasanthi.[10]


Alice (Suhasini) is a teacher at a boarding school in Ooty. A prodigal and unruly son of a Member of Parliament Xavier Puthooran, Ravi Puthooran (Rahman) joins the school in Alice's class. Alice manages to mentor him into a good student.[11] Alice's boyfriend Captain Thomas (Mammootty) feels intensely jealous of the attention Alice shows upon Ravi Puthooran. He kills the boy apparently by an accident but later surrenders to the police, leaving Alice frustrated in all aspects of her life.[12]

Awards and recognitions[edit]

Koodevide? won several State awards and also was selected to Indian Panorama.[1] Rahman won Kerala State Film Award for Best Second actor and Sukumari for Best Second actress (1983). The film also won the award for Best Film with popular appeal and aesthetic value.[13] Rahman after this debut film went ahead to become the dream boy of Malayalam film in the 1980s.[14][15][16]



The film had music by Johnson (composer) and lyrics by O. N. V. Kurup

Track list
Title Singer Length
Aadi Vaa Katte S. Janaki 4:59
Ponnurukum Pookkalam S. Janaki 4:22


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  2. ^ "The History of Malayalam Cinema". 18 November 2006. Retrieved 2009-01-16. 
  3. ^ "New Thoughts on Films :Koodevide? (1983),". Retrieved 2009-01-16. 
  4. ^ "List of Malayalam films released during the year 1983". PRD, Govt of Kerala. Retrieved 2009-01-16. 
  5. ^ "Koodevide (1983)". Retrieved 2009-01-16. 
  6. ^ "Film & TV Database > KOODEVIDE?". Retrieved 2009-01-16. 
  7. ^ Ashish Rajadhyaksha; Paul Willemen (1994). Encyclopaedia of Indian Cinema. British Film Institute:Produced in association with the National Film Archive of India. pp. 134, 156, 206. ISBN 978-0-85170-455-5. 
  8. ^ Cinema in India. National Film Development Corporation of India. 1987. p. 23. 
  9. ^ Roy Armes (1987). Third World Film Making and the West. University of California Press. p. 122. ISBN 978-0-520-05690-9. 
  10. ^ Malayalam Literary Survey. Kēraḷa Sāhitya Akkādami. 1998. p. 26. 
  11. ^ Bibekananda Ray; Naveen Joshi (2005). Conscience of the Race: India's Offbeat Cinema. India Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. Publications Division. p. 113. ISBN 978-81-230-1298-8. 
  12. ^ "Plot summary for Koodevide?". IMDB. Retrieved 2009-01-16. 
  13. ^ "STATE FILM AWARDS 1969 - 2007 : 1983". Public Relations Department (PRD), Government of Kerala. Retrieved 2009-01-16. 
  14. ^ "Rahman is back". movies.indiainfo.com. 30 July 2004. Retrieved 2009-01-16. 
  15. ^ "Rahman staging a comeback". IndiaGlitz. 13 November 2006. Retrieved 2009-01-16. 
  16. ^ "Rahman back in Malayalam". Rediff.com. 12 January 2005. Retrieved 2009-01-16. 

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