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Poster designed by Gayathri Ashokan
Directed byP. Padmarajan[1][2][3]
Produced byPrakash Movie Tone
Rajan Joseph
Written byP. Padmarajan
Music byJohnson
CinematographyShaji N. Karun
Edited byMadhu Kainakari
Distributed byPrakash Movietone
Release date
  • 21 October 1983 (1983-10-21)
Running time
150 minutes

Koodevide? (English: Where is 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 is loosely based on a Tamil novel by Vasanthi.[10] The film was Rahman's movie debut.[11][12][13]


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.[14] Alice's boyfriend Captain Thomas (Mammootty) feels intensely jealous of the attention Alice shows upon Ravi Puthooran. He accidentally kills the boy and surrenders to the police, leaving Alice frustrated in all aspects of her life.[15]



All lyrics are written by O. N. V. Kurup; all music is composed by Johnson.

1."Aadi Vaa Katte"S. Janaki4:59
2."Ponnurukum Pookkalam"S. Janaki4:22


Koodevide? was selected for screening in that year's Indian Panorama.[1]

Kerala State Film Awards[16]


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  2. ^ "The History of Malayalam Cinema". 18 November 2006. Archived from the original on 7 January 2009. Retrieved 16 January 2009.
  3. ^ "New Thoughts on Films :Koodevide? (1983),". Retrieved 16 January 2009.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "List of Malayalam films released during the year 1983". PRD, Govt of Kerala. Archived from the original on 2 June 2009. Retrieved 16 January 2009.
  5. ^ "Koodevide (1983)". Retrieved 16 January 2009.
  6. ^ "Film & TV Database > KOODEVIDE?". Retrieved 16 January 2009.
  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. ^ "Rahman is back". movies.indiainfo.com. 30 July 2004. Archived from the original on 27 February 2009. Retrieved 16 January 2009.
  12. ^ "Rahman staging a comeback". IndiaGlitz. 13 November 2006. Retrieved 16 January 2009.
  13. ^ "Rahman back in Malayalam". Rediff.com. 12 January 2005. Retrieved 16 January 2009.
  14. ^ 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.
  15. ^ "Plot summary for Koodevide?". IMDB. Retrieved 16 January 2009.
  16. ^ "STATE FILM AWARDS 1969 - 2007 : 1983". Public Relations Department (PRD), Government of Kerala. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 16 January 2009.

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