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Directed bySathyan Anthikkad
Written byRanjan Pramod
Produced byMaha Subair
CinematographyAlagappan N
Edited byK. Rajagopal
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Distributed byVarnachithra
Release date
  • 25 December 2003 (2003-12-25) (Kerala)
Running time
155 minutes
Box officeest.20crore

Manassinakkare (Beyond the Mind) is a 2003 Indian Malayalam family drama film directed by Sathyan Anthikkad and written by Ranjan Pramod. It stars Jayaram, Sheela, and Nayanthara in the lead, while Innocent, Oduvil Unnikrishnan, K. P. A. C. Lalitha, Siddique, Sukumari, Nedumudi Venu, and Mammukoya play other prominent roles. The film's score and soundtrack were composed by Ilayaraja.[1] The film marked the return of Sheela as an actress and the film debut of Nayanthara. It won four awards at Filmfare Awards South.


Kochu Thresia is a rich widow living a retired life in a quaint but beautiful village filled with eclectic characters. Living with her are her eldest son and family. Her son and daughter-in-law are tired of Kochu's eccentricities, which they consider bad behavior for a woman of her age; they think she is a nuisance who creates unnecessary trouble for them in their busy lives. Though old, Kochu is still young at heart and knows how to enjoy life, getting into humorous predicaments which further incense her grown-up children. She then meets the young, down-to-earth Reji, in whom she finds a sympathetic and understanding friend, and starts seeing him like a son. Reji eagerly fulfills her wishes, including riding on an elephant, and they enjoy their time together. However, as troubles occur on the way and her children dislike her presence in the family, Kochu decides these problems must be ended.



Manassinakkare was Nayanthara's debut film. During pre-production, Sathyan cast every major character except the role of Gauri, for which he sought a newcomer to keep Sheela as the major attraction in the cast. Filming was in Pattambi, Palakkad, with the major location being the house of Kochu Thresia. Since Gauri's scenes were not involved in the house, Sathyan started filming hoping he could find a cast before wrapping. During one of the filming days, he was reading Vanitha magazine and was struck by Nayanthara's picture in a jewellery advertisement. She was contacted and cast as Gauri.[2]


Soundtrack album by
Released17 November 2003[3]
StudioPrasad Digital, Chennai
LabelSatyam Audios

The film features songs composed by Ilaiyaraaja and written by Gireesh Puthenchery.

Track Song Title Singer Raga
1 "Melleyonnu" K. J. Yesudas, Jyotsna Pahadi[4]
2 "Marakkudayaal" M. G. Sreekumar Keeravani
3 "Thankathinkal Vaanil" Vijay Yesudas, Asha G. Menon, Chorus Gambhiranata
4 "Chellathathe" K. S. Chithra
5 "Chendaykkoru Kolundeda" P. Jayachandran, M. G. Sreekumar
6 "Melleyonnu" K. J. Yesudas Pahadi
7 "Chellathathe" K. S. Chithra, Biju Narayanan


A critic from Deccan Herald wrote: "Shot mostly around the beautiful locations of Pattambi, Sathyan Anthikad's Manassinakkare is a beautiful mix of emotional situations and comic interlude".[5]

Box office[edit]

The film was a commercial success and ran for more than 200 days in theatres.[6][7][8][9]


Filmfare Awards South[10]
Asianet Film Awards
Kerala Film Critics Awards


  1. ^ "Manassinakkare Film Details". malayalachalachithram. Retrieved 18 August 2014.
  2. ^ Anthikkad, Sathyan (19 August 2017). "നയൻതാരയിൽ വീണുപോയി". Mathrubhumi (in Malayalam). Archived from the original on 29 October 2017. Retrieved 29 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Manassinakkare Audio CD". AVDigital. Retrieved 12 October 2020.
  4. ^ "Manassinakkare - MSIDb". Retrieved 12 October 2020.
  5. ^ Joseph George (1 February 2004). "Manasinakkare". Deccan Herald. Archived from the original on 8 April 2016.
  6. ^ "Meet Rajnikanth's new heroine!". 1 December 2004.
  7. ^ "Jayaram: Back with more comedy". 21 March 2006.
  8. ^ "Film reels start rolling". The Hindu. 7 July 2004. Archived from the original on 21 December 2016.
  9. ^ "Nayanthara turns 36: From Manassinakkare to Mookuthi Amman, journey of the ultimate superstar". International Business Times. 18 November 2020.
  10. ^ "51st Annual Manikchand Filmfare Award winners - Times of India". The Times of India.

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