|Produced by||GP Vijayakumar|
|Written by||Nedumudi Venu
|Edited by||N Gopalakrishnan|
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|Distributed by||Seven Arts International LTD|
Thalavattam (Malayalam: താളവട്ടം) is a 1986 Malayalam drama film written and directed by Priyadarshan and starring Mohanlal, M. G. Soman and Karthika. It was remade in Hindi as Kyon Ki in 2005 by Priyadarshan himself. The film was also remade in Tamil in 1988 by Robert-Rajasekhar as Manasukkul Mathappu with Prabhu and Saranya playing the lead. The story is based on the 1962 novel One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
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Vinod (Mohanlal) becomes mentally ill after his girlfriend Anitha (Lizy) dies because of an electric short circuiting accident during a rock concert. Vinod is admitted into an institution managed by Dr. Ravindran (M. G. Soman).
With the help of Dr. Savithri (Karthika), who is Dr. Ravindran's daughter, and Dr. Unnikrishnan (Nedumudi Venu), Vinod slowly regains his memory and mental equilibrium. Savithri and Vinod fall in love. Dr. Ravindran has already arranged Savithri's marriage with Hari (Mukesh), so he opposes the lovers.
When he finds that Savithri and Vinod are adamant, Dr. Ravindran lobotomises Vinod and puts him in a state of coma. Dr. Unnikrishnan feels that death would be preferable over a vegetative life and kills Vinod. He confronts Dr. Ravindran and confesses to the euthanasia. Savithri overhears the conversation, and loses her mental equilibrium. She is admitted into the same institution as a patient.
- Mohanlal as Vinod
- Nedumudi Venu as Dr. Unni Krishnan
- M. G. Soman as Dr. Ravindran
- Karthika as Savithri ( Voice dubbed by Bhagyalakshmi)
- Lizy as Anitha
- Mukesh as Hari
- Jagathi Sreekumar as Narayanan
- Sukumari - nurse
|1||Kalabham Chaarthum||MG Sreekumar||Poovachal Khader|
|2||Konchum nin imbam||K. J. Yesudas, KS Chithra||Panthalam Sudhakaran|
|3||Koottil Ninnum||K. J. Yesudas||Poovachal Khader|
|4||Pon veene||KS Chithra||Poovachal Khader|
|5||Pon Veene||KS Chithra, MG Sreekumar||Poovachal Khader|
Thalavattam was one of the blockbusters in the year 1986. Thalavattam was remade in Hindi as Kyon Ki in 2005 with salman and kareena playing the lead. The film was also remade in Tamil in 1988 by Robert-Rajasekhar as Manasukkul Mathappu with Prabhu and Saranya playing the lead.