Promotional Poster designed by RK
|Produced by||R. B. Choudary|
|Music by||Jerry Amaldev|
|Edited by||G. Murali|
|Distributed by||Super Good Films|
Layanam (India, 1989) is a Malayalam film. Directed by Thulasidas and produced by R. B. Choudary, the movie was later dubbed in Tamil (as Mudhal Paavam), Telugu, Kannada, and Hindi. It was one of the biggest hits in the South Indian soft-porn industry, and has earned a cult status. The film stars Silk Smitha, director and producer Dhananjay Ghatole, Devishri, and Nandu (brother of Malayalam actress Urvashi).
Ten years after its release it was remade in Hindi (2002). The uncensored movie was released in theaters in 1989 and the censored VCD version was released only in 2000 with many of its controversial scenes edited out.
Layanam is the story of the sexual relationship between an older woman and a young man.
A boy, Nandu, is on the run for no fault of his own. He hides on the back of Silk Smitha's car. After the car goes some distance, Smitha tells the boy that she knows that he was hiding. Nandu says he wants to get down. Smitha tells him that he need not be worried if he's not made any mistake.
Smitha stays alone. Guys in her neighborhood tease her, telling her if she needs any company in the night she can call any of them. Some days later Smitha sees Nandu in a temple and comes to know that he is an orphan. She takes him to her home as a servant.
One day Smitha teaches him how to drive a car. When her legs and breasts touch Nandu, he gets disturbed. Nandu tells Smitha that he wants to leave. Smitha gets upset, asking why.
This is when Nandu tells his story, in a flashback.
Smitha feels bad for Nandu and apologises to him. Nandu is happy that at least she knows the truth.
Smitha's cousin Abilasha comes to stay in Smitha's home during summer. Even she has a crush on Nandu initially. Smitha also gets upset when she sees Abilasha close to Nandu and shouts at her. Abilasha gets angry and tells Smitha what the neighbours are saying about Nandu. Nandu tells Smitha that she is getting a bad name because of him, and he also wants to leave, which is when Smitha tells her flashback.
She was married to a soldier but before their first night he was killed during his duty. Nandu feels bad for Smitha.
Smitha and Nandu slowly start to like each other. They both decide to get married. Smitha's ex-husband who everyone thought was dead returns home and Smitha is shocked. The later part of the story is about what happens then.
- Silk Smitha
- Bobby Kottarakara
- Ashish Rajadhyaksha & Paul Willemen, Encyclopaedia of Indian Cinema, page 518, British Film Institute, 1994, ISBN 0-85170-455-7