Manasukkul Mathappu

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Manasukkul Mathappu
Directed by Robert-Rajasekhar
Produced by D. Saraswathi
Written by Prasanna Kumar (dialogues)
Screenplay by Robert-Rajasekhar
Story by Priyadarshan
Starring Prabhu Ganesan
Saranya Ponvannan
Sarath Babu
Music by S.A. Rajkumar
Cinematography Robert-Rajasekhar
Edited by R.T. Annadurai
Distributed by One Land Arts
Release date
  • 24 June 1988 (1988-06-24)
Country India
Language Tamil

Manasukkul Mathappu (English: Fireworks In My Heart) is a 1988 Tamil drama film starring Prabhu Ganesan, Saranya Ponvannan and Sarath Babu.

It is a remake of the blockbuster 1986 Mohanlal starrer Malayalam film Thalavattam directed by Priyadarshan,[1] with story based on the English novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.


Shekar (Prabhu) becomes mentally ill after his girlfriend Anita (Lizy) dies because of an electric short circuiting accident during a rock concert. Shekar is admitted into an institution managed by Nagaraj (Senthamarai).

With the help of a young doctor Geetha (Saranya Ponvannan), who is Nagaraj's daughter, and an old friend Raja (Sarath Babu), Shekar slowly regains his memory and mental equilibrium. He and Geetha soon fall in love. But Nagaraj has already arranged Geetha's marriage with someone else, so he opposes the lovers.

When Nagaraj finds that Geetha and Shekar are adamant, he performs a surgery (lobotomy) on Shekar that puts him into a state of coma. Raja feels that death would be preferable to vegetative life and kills Shekar. He confronts Nagaraj and confesses to the euthanasia. He then tries to kill Nagaraj for ruining Shekar's life, but Geetha suddenly kills her father before Raja can, and she loses her mental equilibrium. She is admitted into the same institution as a patient.



Soundtrack was composed by S. A. Rajkumar.[2]

  • Ponmanguyil - SPB
  • Poonthendrale - Jayachandran, Vani Jayaram

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