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Directed by B. Unnikrishnan
Produced by B. C. Joshi
Written by B. Unnikrishnan
Starring Mohanlal
Kavya Madhavan
KPAC Lalitha
Narrated by Suresh Gopi
Music by M. Jayachandran
Edited by Manoj
Surya Cinemas
Distributed by Vaisakha Release
Release date
  • 4 July 2008 (2008-07-04)
Running time
139 minutes
Country India
Language Malayalam
Budget 40 million (US$620,000)[1]
Box office 110 million

Madampi (Malayalam: മാടമ്പി; translation: Feudal Lord) is a 2008 Malayalam Action Family Drama movie starring Mohanlal, KPAC Lalitha and Kavya Madhavan. It was written and directed by B. Unnikrishnan.[2]The film got positive critical reviews and was one of the highest grossing malayalam movie of that year..


Gopalakrishna Pillai (Mohanlal) is a money-lender in a village called Elavattom in Pathanamthitta district. People misunderstand him to be money-minded, without having any emotional bond even towards his mother Devaki Amma (KPAC Lalitha) or younger brother Ramakrishna Pillai (Ajmal Ameer).

As the story moves along, we learn more about the hero. He is considered heartless, as he threw out his father Madhava Menon (Sai Kumar) when he was a teenager, for his father's wayward lifestyle. His mother hates him for doing that and his brother hates him because he does not let his brother pursue his dream of being an actor and never gives him any freedom.

His main antagonists are Sreedharan (Siddique) and his younger brothers. Kavya Madhavan assumes the role of Jayalakshmi, a bank manager who is seen as a threat to Gopalakrishna Pillai's money lending business.

It turns out that Ramakrishna Pillai is in love with a girl (Mallika Kapoor) from Gopalakrishna Pillai's rival family. Though Gopalakrishnan Pillai arranges the marriage forgetting the rivalry, after marriage he asks his brother to repay him the expenses he incurred for the marriage and prompts the newlyweds to sleep separately. With this he becomes the most hated person of his brother and mother. Frustrated, Ramakrishna Pillai leaves the house and joins his in-laws against Gopalakrishna Pillai by saying that his money-lending business is illegal. Still that doesn't work.

Ramakrishna Pillai accuses his brother of processioning the family wealth alone and he gives false information to the Income Tax Department files a suite against him in court. In the climax it is revealed by Gopalakrishna Pillai's advocate (Jagathy Sreekumar) that Gopalakrishna Pillai has kept his hard-earned wealth in the name of his younger brother and he was always hard on him just to make him responsible. It also is revealed that his father was not thrown out, but committed suicide in a distant place due to his debts. The story ends happily as the brothers reunite and everyone apologises to Gopalakrishna Pillai.

Box office[edit]

The film was one of the biggest hits in 2008. The film was made on a budget of 3.5 crores. The film got 1 crore 90 lakhs as distribution share, 1 crore 8 lakhs as satellite and video rights, 9 lakhs as audio rights and 25 lakhs as overseas right. It got a gross collection of 7.5 crores within 30 days. The film collected 100 million in total.[3] The movie ran more than 100 days in major centres.[4]


Actor Role
Mohanlal Puthanveetil Gopalakrishna Pillai
Jagathy Sreekumar Advocate Mohan Kumar
Kavya Madhavan Jayalakshmi
Ajmal Ameer Puthanveetil Ramakrishna Pillai....Kunchako Boban was originally cast to do this role but he opted out.
Innocent Karayogam President Divakaran
V. K. Sriraman Parameswaran Kurup
Siddique Sreedharan, Parameswaran's eldest son
Vijay Kumar Parameswaran's second son
Kiran Raj Parameswaran's youngest son
M.R. Gopakumar Raghavan,Parameswaran's younger brother
Narayanan Nair Saghavu, aka Comrade
Mallika Kapoor Shymala, Daughter of Parameswaran
KPAC Lalitha Puthanveetil Devakiyamma,Mother of Gopalakrishna Pillai and Ramakrishna Pillai
Sai Kumar Madhavan Menon,Father of Gopala Krishna Pillai and Rama Krishna Pillai
Suraj Venjaramood Keedam Vasu
Biju Pappan Vincent,a Police Officer
Deepika Mohan Raghavan's wife
Lakshmipriya Adv.Mohan Kumar's wife
Krishnapriya Bhavani
Ashwin Menon Childhood of Gopalakrishna Pillai
Swathy Sunilkumar Childhood of Jayalakshmi


Soundtrack album by M. Jayachandran
Released 2008
Genre Film
Length 21:40
Label Satyam Audios
Producer B. C. Joshi
M. Jayachandran chronology
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The film has four songs composed by M. Jayachandran. The lyrics are by Gireesh Puthenchery and Anil Panachooran (Jeevitham Oru).[5] The songs "Amma Mazhakarinu" and "Kalyanakacheri" were chartbusters.

Track Song Singer(s) Duration Other Notes
1 "Amma Mazhakkarinu" Dr. K. J. Yesudas 4.03 Raga: Navakouns
Kerala State Film Award for Best Music Director
Filmfare Award for Best Singer
Filmfare Award for Best Lyricist
2 "Kalyanakacheri" Shankar Mahadevan 4.27 Raga: Bilahari
Kerala State Film Award for Best Music Director
Kerala State Film Award for Best Singer
3 "Ente Sharike" Sudeep Kumar, Roopa Revathi 4.30
4 "Jeevitham Oru" Mohanlal 1.07
5 "Amma Mazhakkarinu" Shweta Mohan 4.03 Raga: Navakouns
6 "Ente Sharike" Sudeep Kumar 4.30


Kerala State Film Awards

Filmfare Awards


See also[edit]

  • Madampi – aristocratic title equivalent to "lord" in English


  1. ^ "Big Budget Films". India Today. 31 March 2011. Retrieved 12 December 2011. 
  2. ^ Nagarajan, Saraswathy (4 July 2008). "Of banks and bankers". Friday Review Thiruvananthapuram. The Hindu. Retrieved 2009-03-11. 
  3. ^ "Madampi rules Box office". 
  4. ^ "Madampi 160 days celebrations". 
  5. ^ Jayakumar, G. (15 July 2008). "Tale of two fighting families". The Hindu. Retrieved 2009-03-11. 

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