Manassinakkare

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Manassinakkare
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Directed bySathyan Anthikkad
Produced bySubair
Written byRanjan Pramod
StarringSheela
Jayaram
Nayanthara
Innocent
Siddique
Music byIlaiyaraaja
CinematographyAlagappan N
Edited byK. Rajagopal
Distributed byVarnachithra
Release date
  • 25 December 2003 (2003-12-25) (Kerala)
Running time
155 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageMalayalam

Manassinakkare (Beyond the Mind) is a 2003 Indian Malayalam family drama film directed by Sathyan Anthikkad and written by Ranjan Pramod. It stars Sheela, Jayaram, Nayantara, Innocent, Oduvil Unnikrishnan, K. P. A. C. Lalitha, Siddique, Sukumari, Nedumudi Venu, and Mammukoya. The film's score and soundtrack were composed by Ilayaraja.[1] The film marked he return of Sheela as actress and the film debut of Nayantara.

Plot[edit]

Kochu Thresia (Sheela), 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 Thresia's lovable eccentricities which they consider bad behavior for a woman of her age. Her children consider her a nuisance who creates unnecessary trouble for them in their busy lives. Though old, Kochu Thresia is still young at heart and knows how to enjoy life, getting into humorous predicaments which only incenses her grown-up kids. At this juncture, she meets the young, down-to-earth Reji (Jayaram) in whom she finds a sympathetic and understanding friend, and starts seeing him like a son. Reji eagerly fulfills all her wishes. From savouring the mouth-watering beef to riding on the elephant, they enjoy all the moments spent together. However, as troubles occur on the way and her children despising her presence in the family, Kochu Thresia decides all these must be put to an end.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Manassinakkare was Nayanthara's debut film. During pre-production, Sathyan cast every major character except the role of Gauri, who he sought a newcomer to keep Sheela as the major attraction in the cast. Filming was in Pattambi, Palakkad, major location was 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 happened to read Vanitha magazine, in which he was struck by Nayanthara's picture in a jewellery advertisement. She was contacted and cast as Gauri.[2]

Soundtrack[edit]

Manassinakkare
Soundtrack album by Ilayaraja
GenreFilm
LanguageMalayalam

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

Song Title Singer Lyrics
Chellathathe [D] K. S. Chithra, Biju Narayanan Gireesh Puthenchery
Chellathathe(F) K. S. Chithra Gireesh Puthenchery
Chendaykkoru kolundeda M. G. Sreekumar, P. Jayachandran Gireesh Puthenchery
Marakudayaal M. G. Sreekumar, Chorus Gireesh Puthenchery
Melleyonnu Paadi Ninne [D] Dr. K. J. Yesudas, Jyotsna Gireesh Puthenchery
Melleyonnu Paadi Ninne [M] Dr. K. J. Yesudas Gireesh Puthenchery
Thankathinkal Vaanil Vijay Yesudas, Asha G. Menon, Chorus Gireesh Puthenchery

Reception[edit]

Box office[edit]

The film became commercial success and ran more than 100 days in theatres.[3][4][5]

Awards[edit]

Filmfare Awards South
Asianet Film Awards

References[edit]

  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. ^ "Meet Rajnikanth's new heroine!". Rediff.com. 1 December 2004.
  4. ^ "Jayaram: Back with more comedy". Rediff.com. 21 March 2006.
  5. ^ "Film reels start rolling". The Hindu. 7 July 2004.

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