Thalayana Manthram

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Thalayana Manthram
Directed bySathyan Anthikkad
Written bySreenivasan
K. P. A. C. Lalitha
Music byJohnson
CinematographyVipin Mohan
Edited byK. Rajagopal
Release date
  • 1990 (1990)

Thalayana Manthram is a 1990 Indian Malayalam film directed by Sathyan Anthikkad and written by Sreenivasan. The film stars Sreenivasan, Urvashi, Jayaram, and Parvathy.[1][2]


Sukumaran, his brother Mohanan and their mother belong to a middle-class family and live happily . Sukumaran is a supervisor in a construction company named JK Constructions and Mohanan is a shopkeeper. Mohanan has recently married Shylaja who is employed,from a rich family and good looking unlike Sukumaran’s wife Kanchana. Shylaja’s fortunate life with money and job makes Kanchana envious about her and Kanchana slowly starts causing problems in the family by finding unnecessary issues which affects the smooth running of a peaceful family life. Finally Sukumaran leaves their family house and starts living in a rented house as part of Kanchana’s requests. The rented house is located in a posh colony wherein the residents are very rich.

Soon Kanchana finds one or the other reasons to live in luxury which is not conducive with the economical conditions of Sukumaran who is just a supervisor in a company. To match their social status Kanchana lies to her new neighbours that her husband is an engineer in a construction company. Soon Sukumaran leans for her demands like buying expensive home appliances, arranging a dance master for their daughter and sending her to an English medium school, buying an old car (in which Sukumaran would meet with an accident thereby increasing their medical expenses and car repair charges) etc. The huge economical demands slowly crush Sukumaran and it finally affects him in the manner of creditors demanding their money back.

In order to meet their financial requirements Sukumaran finally decides to cheat his employer by forgery. The authorities soon come to know about the truth and one day, when Sukumaran is already under heavy economical pressures, the police arrive and arrest him. The next day, because of the ill reputation caused by the family the house owner drives Sukumaran’s family out of their rented house. At this point Mohanan comes to their rescue knowing about the situations where his brother has been led by the ill advice of his wife Kanchana. Mohanan arranges money by selling his wife's gold ornaments and repays the creditors. Sukumaran is finally released from jail. In the end the family is re-united where Kanchana understands her mistakes.



Music: Johnson, lyrics: Kaithapram Damodaran Namboothiri.


Box office[edit]

The film was a commercial success.[3][better source needed]


  1. ^ "A storyteller at heart". The Hindu. 2006-05-19. Retrieved 2009-08-10.
  2. ^ "Sathyan & Jayaram are back!". 2008-10-23. Retrieved 2009-08-10.
  3. ^ "Reel Onams". The Hindu. 9 September 2016.

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