Ponthan Mada

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Ponthan Mada
Directed by T. V. Chandran
Produced by Ravindranath
Screenplay by T. V. Chandran
Story by C. V. Sreeraman
Starring Mammootty
Naseeruddin Shah
Laboni Sarkar
Maniyanpilla Raju
Music by Johnson
Cinematography Venu
Edited by Venugopal
Distributed by Mac Release
Release date
10 March 1994
Country India
Language Malayalam

Ponthan Mada is a 1994 Malayalam-language Indian feature film written and directed by T. V. Chandran. The film stars Mammootty and Naseeruddin Shah.


Ponthan Mada is based on two short stories, Ponthan Mada and Sheema Thampuran by C. V. Sreeraman. Set in the 1940s British India, the film is about the extraordinary, uncanny and touching bonding of the so-called low-caste Ponthan Mada (Mammootty) with his colonial landlord Sheema Thampuran (Naseeruddin Shah), who was expelled to British India from England during his youth for supporting the Irish Republican Army. Crossing the class boundaries, the two communicate through Thampuran's window with Mada hanging from a palm tree.



The film has won the following awards since its release:

1994 National Film Awards (India)


This is the only Malayalam-language film of Naseeruddin Shah.

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