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Thoovanathumbikal (1987)

| Drama, Musical, Romance
Jayakrishnan falls in love with two girls, Radha and Clara, and fights his confusion about whom he should marry and spend his life with.

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Radha
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Thangal (as Babu Nampoothiri)
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Madhavan
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Jayakrishnan's Mother
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Ravunni Nair
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Moni Joseph
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Storyline

Jayakrishnan(Mohanlal), a bachelor guy, is leading a dual life - one in the town and the other with his mother and sister in the village. The story revolves around Thrissur, a place in Kerala. In the town he's a party man spending time with his friends but at home, he's a good family man. The story is about how he falls in love with two girls - Radha(Parvathy), one of his distant relatives in village and Clara(Sumalatha) a sex worker in town and then gets confused with the choice of whom he should spend his life with. Written by Chandu

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Drama | Musical | Romance

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(151 mins)

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The groundbreaking film is based on a real person from Kerala. See more »

Quotes

Jayakrishnan: Rishi, meet babu. don't you know Devamatha bus service?
Rishi: Yeah, i know Devamatha.
Jayakrishnan: He owns Devamatha. His family has 17 buses altogether.
Babu: [to Rishi] What do you do?
Rishi: Electrical business!
Babu: Electrical business? What kind of business is that?
Rishi: In town, Devi electricals...
Babu: Devi electricals? Devi has electricity?
Jayakrishnan: Hey, cut it out. He is our boy. Leave it.
Babu: Okay... done. Then let's finish this bottle!
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everlasting movie
29 July 2012 | by See all my reviews

i cant actually explain in words what this movie means, but no matter how many times repeatedly i have watched this movie, i never get bored a bit. a beautiful love story and Mohanlal's performance was outstanding. i probably have seen this movie 1000 times already..... still fresh, each scene, dialog with a deep inner meaning. Padmarajan, Malayalam movies miss you... even though there is a touch of adult theme in the movie, we never get a vulgar feel. the whole movie revolve round the axis called love and no other movie can make you feel how love actually feels. all the movies try to explain love, but in this movie we can feel love. love between Clara and jayakrishnan also love between Jayakrishnan and Radha...... just pure love in a very natural situation and the dialogs are also very natural and a common man's words


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