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Directed by Rafi Mecartin
Produced by Lal
Written by Rafi Mecartin
Starring Suresh Gopi
Samyuktha Varma
Geethu Mohandas
Kavya Madhavan
Salim Kumar
Spadikam George
Music by Suresh Peters
Cinematography Saloo George
Edited by Harihara Puthran
Distributed by Lal Release
Release date
15 December 2000
Running time
150 minutes
Country India
Language Malayalam

Thenkasipattanam (English: Thenkasi Town) is a 2000 Malayalam action comedy musical film written and directed by Rafi Mecartin, produced by Lal, and starring Suresh Gopi and Lal. Others in the cast include Dileep, Samyuktha Varma, Geethu Mohandas, Kavya Madhavan, Salim Kumar, and Spadikam George.


Kannan and Dasappan are two rowdies in their village. Shathrugnan. a newcomer, is in love with Dasappan' s sister, Devootty, but she is not interested in him. Shathru joins Kannan's and Dasappan's firm, KD & Company, as the manager, in an attempt to win the love of Devootty. KD & Company keeps as hostage a music troupe who comes to their village to perform. The main singer of that troupe, Sangeetha, gets expelled from her home because of this and Kannan and Dasappan give her refuge, at the insistence of Devootty.

Meenakshi and Kannan are in love. But due to some misunderstanding, Dasappan falls in love with Meenakshi and Sangeetha falls in love with Kannan. Shathru takes the responsibility of sorting it out and linking Dasappan with Sangeetha. In the chaos and confusions that follows, he manages to be victorious and wins his lady love Devootty too.

Box office[edit]

The movie was a commercial success. It ran for more than 275 days in theatres.[1][2]


Sound Track[edit]

The film's soundtrack contains 7 songs, all composed by Suresh Peters and Lyrics by Kaithapram Damodaran Namboothiri.

# Title Singer(s)
1 "Engu Poy Nee" Dr. K. J. Yesudas
2 "Golmaalu" M. G. Sreekumar, Sujatha Mohan, Mano
3 "Pachappavizha (Ente Thenkaasi)" K. S. Chitra, Suresh Peters
4 "Kadamizhiyil" Mano, Swarnalatha
5 "Oru Simhamalayum Kaattil" Sujatha Mohan, Chorus
6 "Kadamizhiyil [Version 2]" K. L. Sreeram, Swarnalatha
7 "Pachappavizha (Ente Thenkaasi)" M. G. Sreekumar, Suresh Peters


The film occasionally uses the BGM from The Pink Panther.


This film was remade in Tamil with the same name, starring Sarath Kumar and Napoleon. In Telugu, it was remade as Hanuman Junction with Arjun and Jagapathi Babu. And in Kannada as Kodanda Rama with Ravichandran and Shivrajkumar. It was also remade in Bengali as Golmaal.

Year Film Language Cast Director
2001 Hanuman Junction Telugu Arjun, Jagapathi Babu Jayam Raja
2002 Kodanda Rama Kannada Ravichandran, Shivrajkumar Ravichandran
2002 Thenkasi Pattanam Tamil Sarath Kumar, Napoleon Rafi Mecartin
2008 Golmaal Bengali Prasenjit, Tota Ray Chowdhury, Jisshu Sengupta Swapan Saha


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