Reviews
7 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

The film is based on a legend about the Chekavar warriors.An alternative version of epic battle between two legendary Chekavar's through villain's perspective.

Director: T. Hariharan
Stars: Mammootty, Suresh Gopi, Balan K. Nair
Amaram (1991)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

An uneducated fisherman wants her daughter to be educated and want her to become a doctor but his dreams get shattered when she falls in love with her childhood friend.

Director: Bharathan
Stars: Mammootty, Mathu, Murali
Kaazhcha (2004)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Pavan is a boy who reached Kerala after he lost everything in the Gujarat earthquake on the Republic Day. Operator Madhavan happens to meet the boy among the beggars. Initially he dislikes ... See full summary »

Director: Blessy
Stars: Mammootty, Master Yash, Padmapriya
Vidheyan (1994)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Director: Adoor Gopalakrishnan
Stars: M.R. Gopakumar, Mammootty, Tanvi Azmi
Bharatham (1991)
Musical | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

The retelling of epic Ramayana through the lives of two brothers, their affection, their professional rivalry and the eventual transition of each person.

Director: Sibi Malayil
Stars: Mohanlal, Urvashi, Nedumudi Venu
Vatsalyam (1993)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Familial strife follows a marriage across social classes.

Director: Cochin Hanifa
Stars: Mammootty, Geetha, Siddique
Ponthan Mada (1994)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Set in 1940s, the film is about the irrational bonding of the low-caste Ponthan Mada with his colonial landlord Sheema Thampuran, who was expelled to British India from England during his youth for supporting the Irish Republican Army. Crossing the class boundaries, the two communicate through Thampuran's window, with Mada hanging from a palm tree.

Director: T.V. Chandran
Stars: Mammootty, Laboni Sarkar, Naseeruddin Shah
Crime | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A private detective investigates a cold case , which is the first registered murder case in Kerala, after 50 years.

Director: Renjith
Stars: Mammootty, T. Damodaran, Sasi Kalinga
Mrigaya (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Director: I.V. Sasi
Stars: Mammootty, Lalu Alex, Paravoor Bharathan
Action | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja is a 2009 Malayalam historical drama film based on the life of Pazhassi Raja, a Hindu king who fought against the British in the 18th century.

Director: T. Hariharan
Stars: Mammootty, Sarath Kumar, Mohanlal
Kireedam (1989)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

The life of a young man turns upside down when he intervenes in a dispute in order to rescue his father (a cop) from a ruthless local outlaw.

Director: Sibi Malayil
Stars: Mohanlal, Thilakan, Kaviyoor Ponnamma
Sandesham (1991)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

A satire on contemporary Kerala politics where brothers turn local leaders of rival parties, leading to distress to their aged and once-proud parents.

Director: Sathyan Anthikad
Stars: Sreenivasan, Jayaram, Thilakan
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Thilakan ...
Jail Warder
Karamana Janardanan Nair ...
(as Karamana)
Murali
Sreenath ...
Jailor
Ravi Vallathol ...
Razzaq
Jagannatha Varma ...
Judge
Babu Namboothiri ...
(as Babu Nampoothiri)
B.K. Nair ...
Ammavan
Azeez
Vembayam Thampi ...
Thorappan
P.C. Soman ...
Police Constable
Aliyar ...
Police Constable
Krishnan Kutty Nair
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

based on novel | See All (1) »

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

18 May 1990 (India)  »

Also Known As:

The Walls  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
It is sad to learn that 'Mathilukal' has remained just too regional in its approach.
16 December 2015 | by (Paris,France) – See all my reviews

Cinema is an absolutely fantastic medium to reveal a new literature,a new author or a new vision.It is from this point of view one must consider Malayalam language film 'Mathilukal'-A feature film directed by Kerala's most famous director Adoor Gopalakrishnan which had some success in the west especially in some big as well as small film festivals.There is also a book of the same name written by one of Kerala's acclaimed writers V.M.Basheer.It is nice to learn that the film is not a direct copy of the book.This has helped in retaining its original charm as director Adoor Gopalakrishnan chose to integrate his own personal vision to the project.In many ways,he has succeeded in deserving the success but there are many instances where this film lacks seriousness and fails to convey anything substantial.By casting Mammootty to play the role of Basheer,Adoor achieved an artistic coup of sorts as the actor has massive fan following.However,the presentation of the film leaves a lot to be desired especially in the manner comedy has been infused through the film.This is a big disappointment as it robs the film of conveying its message in a poetic manner.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Mathilukal (1990) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?