(There Lived a Wrestler)
|Directed by||P. Padmarajan|
|Written by||P. Padmarajan|
|Edited by||P. Padmarajan|
Oridathoru Phayalvaan (English: There Lived a Wrestler) is a 1981 Malayalam film written, edited and directed by P. Padmarajan. The film is a folk parable about the success and failure in the life of a wrestler. Having an unusual and different plot, the movie was critically acclaimed. It stars Rashid, Nedumudi Venu and Jayanthi in the lead roles.
Patronised by a village tailor, the wrestler becomes a local hero when he overcomes all his opponents and claims the prettiest woman as his wife. However, his muscular prowess is offset by sexual impotency and he has to leave the village.
- Rashid as Phayalvaan (wrestler)
- Nedumudi Venu as Mesthiri
- Jayanthi as Chakkara, the woman courted by the wrestler
- K. G. Devakiyamma as Chakkara's mother
- Jayadevan as Job
- Krishnankutty Nair
- Mavelikkara Ramachandran
- Rishikesha Das
- Raju Paakkathu
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