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Directed by Jayaraj
Produced by Anish Varma
Written by Rafi Mecartin
Alankodu Leelakrishnan (story)
Starring Dileep
Kavya Madhavan
Music by Kaithapram Viswanathan Namboothiri
Rajamani(background music)
Cinematography Alagappan N
Edited by N. P. Sathish
Release date
  • 11 April 2003 (2003-04-11)
Running time
151 minutes
Country India
Language Malayalam

Thilakkam is a 2003 Malayalam comedy film, directed by Jayaraj. Dileep and Kavya Madhavan plays the lead roles in the movie. Bhavana plays a guest role in this film. The rest of the cast include Nedumudi Venu, K. P. A. C. Lalitha, Nishanth Sagar, Thiagarajan, Jagathy Sreekumar, Cochin Haneefa, Harisree Ashokan, Salim Kumar and Bindhu Panicker. It was remade in 2012 in Kannada as Nandeesha starring Komal.


Padmanabhan master (Nedumudi Venu) and his wife (K. P. A. C. Lalitha) is waiting for Unni, their only son who is missing for many years. 10 year old Unni got lost in the crowd during a temple festival where he was along with his neighbour Panikkar (Oduvil Unnikrishnan), popularly known as Poorappanikkar. Panikkar too did not return since he decided to return only after finding Unni. Ammu (Kavya Madhavan) is Panikkar's daughter who also believes, like master and his wife, that her father will return one day with Unni. The master finds Unni (Dileep) after years and brings him back to the Village.

The villagers realize that Unni is abnormal and is mentally challenged. He behaves like a small boy and creates all sorts of trouble for the villagers and his parents. His main hobby is to snatch dhothi from people. He snatchs the dhothi after aiming at it with a hand gesture resembling Okay gesture. This leads to a series of comical incidents in the village.

He is given Ayurveda treatment under the guidance of the church priest (Jagathy Sreekumar). Ammu looks after Unni, which her cousin Gopikkuttan (Nishanth Sagar) objects to, as he loves her. Eventually, Ammu starts to love Unni and waits for his recovery to marry him. But finally Unni gets back his memory only to let out the truth that he is not Unni but Vishnu, the son of a Bangalore don (Thiagarajan).

Then the story unfolds Vishnu's earlier life and tragedy. The film ends with Vishnu marrying Ammu, and Krishnankutty (Harisree Ashokan), Unni's friend and village tailor, snatching his dhothi.



The film is considered to be one of the biggest blockbuster of 2003 vishu season along with Chronic Bachelor.


Track Song Title Singer(s)
1 "Ee Kallan" Kallara Gopan, Sujatha Mohan
2 "Sare Sare" Sujatha Mohan, Dileep
3 "Evide astami" Dr. K. J. Yesudas, T.K.Kala
4 "Poovidarum Thallam" Dr. K. J. Yesudas
5 "Neeyoru Puzhayay" P. Jayachandran
6 "Veyilaliyum" Dr. K. J. Yesudas
7 "Enikkoru Pennundu" Dr. K. J. Yesudas
8 "Enna thavam" Sudha Ragunathan

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