Marana Simhasanam

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Marana Simhasanam
Film poster at the Cannes festival
Directed byMurali Nair
Produced byMurali Nair
Written byMurali Nair
Bharathan Njavakkal
StarringVishwas Njavakkal
Lakshmi Raman
CinematographyM J Radhakrishnan
Edited byLalitha Krishna
Release date
  • 15 December 1999 (1999-12-15)
Running time
57 minutes

Marana Simhasanam (Malayalam: മരണസിംഹാസനം, English: Throne of Death, French: Le Trone de la mort) is a 1999 Malayalam drama film, directed by Murali Nair. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival where it won the Caméra d'Or.[1]


Krishnan is an out-of-work seasonal farmer who is driven to steal coconuts from his landlord to support his family. When he is caught and imprisoned, he is shocked to learn that he has been charged with the murder of a man who has been missing from the island for many years. But since it was an election time, and the most popular platform for politicians had become capital punishment, Krishnan is sentenced to death in the country's newest technology - electrocution by the electric chair.


  • Vishwas Njavakkal
  • Lakshmi Raman
  • Suhas Thayat
  • Jeevan Mitva


  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Throne of Death". Retrieved 10 October 2009.

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