Thiruvambadi Thamban

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Thiruvambadi Thamban
Directed byM. Padmakumar
Produced byAlexander John
Written byS. Suresh Babu
Jagathy Sreekumar
Nedumudi Venu
Music byOuseppachan
CinematographyManoj Pillai
Jini Cinema
Distributed byJini Cinema
Release date
  • 25 May 2012 (2012-05-25)
Running time
150 minutes

Thiruvambadi Thamban is a 2012 Malayalam action film starring Jayaram and Haripriya in lead roles, directed by Padmakumar and written by S. Suresh Babu. It also marks the debut of kannada actor Kishore in Malayalam.[2] It also has Nedumudi Venu, Samuthirakani and Jagathy Sreekumar in supporting roles.


Thiruvambadi Thamban (Jayaram) hails from a family that have been supplying elephants for temple processions for years. To add some romance to the story, Jayaram is given company by Haripriya who plays a Brahmin girl in the film. On the way back to Kerala from the Gajamela at Sonepur, Thiruvambadi Mathan Thrakan (Jagathy) happens to confront Shaktivel (Kishore) in Madurai, Tamil Nadu. Shaktivel is a cruel politician and landlord and the character of Jagathy fails to understand that he rules the place and accidentally kills his younger brother. Soon, in a fast tracked series of events, Shaktivel and his men go in search for Mathan and his people to avenge the death of his brother. Thiruvambadi Thamban follows a never ending travail of son trying to save his father from an extremely dangerous enemy.



The movie was launched by Mammootty in Kerala.[4] This movie reprises the entire crew of their previous hit Shikkar with a single change of Jayaram playing the lead.

The first schedule comprising the lead cast was filmed in Bihar where the big Gajamela at Sonepur, Bihar was filmed for the movie.[5] The second schedule started from 27 November at Thrissur in which Thambi Ramaiah and Kishore joined the crew marking their debut in Malayalam films. Sneha was initially cast for the film[6] but she later stepped out of the film to allocate dates for Kochadaiyaan and 2 more projects in Tamil and Telugu respectively.[7] She was replaced by Kannada actress Haripriya.


Thiruvambaadi Thambaan was released to mixed and positive reviews. It turned out to be a family entertainer.


Ceremony Category Nominee Result
2nd South Indian International Movie Awards Best Actor in a Negative Role Kishore Nominated

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Releases delayed for unavailability of theatres". IndiaGlitz. Retrieved 15 May 2012.
  2. ^ "Thambi Ramaiah and Kishore to debut in Malayalam".
  3. ^ "തിരുവമ്പാടി തമ്പാന്റെ നായികയാകാന്‍ ഹരിപ്രിയ". Retrieved 4 Dec 2011.
  4. ^ "Mammootty launches Thiruvambady Thampan".
  5. ^ "Gajamela for Thiruvambady Thampan".
  6. ^ "Sneha and Jayaram in Thiruvambadi Thampan". The Times Of India. 10 November 2011.
  7. ^ "Sneha walks out of Thiruvambadi Thampan".

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