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Thoovanathumbikal (1987)

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

Director:

P. Padmarajan

Writer:

P. Padmarajan
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Cast

Cast overview:
Mohanlal ... Jayakrishnan
Sumalatha ... Clara
Parvathi ... Radha
Asokan ... Rishi
Babu Namboothiri ... Thangal (as Babu Nampoothiri)
Sreenath ... Madhavan
Sukumari ... Jayakrishnan's Mother
Jagathi Sreekumar ... Ravunni Nair
Sankaradi ... Radha's Father
M.G. Soman ... Moni Joseph
Poojappura Radhakrishnan
Santhakumari ... Mother of Radha and Madhavan
Sulakshana ... Jayakrishnan's sister
Jayalalitha Jayalalitha ... Ranjini the wife of Madhavan
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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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Genres:

Drama | Musical | Romance

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Country:

India

Language:

Malayalam

Release Date:

31 July 1987 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Butterflies of the Spraying Rain See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(151 mins)

Color:

Color (35 mm version)| Color
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The groundbreaking film is based on a real person from Kerala. See more »

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The classic
21 October 2005 | by nik-narenSee all my reviews

This is should be in fact the best movie by Padmarajan, ever. thats my opinion. It is a bold story of love versus lust..love doesn't win. lust doesn't loose the game also. The game of life is practically won by love, as lust takes a back door exit. Clara the prostitute unlike many others, enters her profession not because of her life problems, but because she wants to. Protagonist, Jayakrishnan played by Mohanlal is drawn quite masterfully. He is bold and daring, and in his town, the most popular. In his village, he is a humble landlord and a farmer, who is conservative.

Both faces of the character are safe with Mohan Lal. He again displays his genius as he eases through the role. The directors brilliance is shown in so many shots like the song sequences, and when he proposes Clara.

This will be boldest movies ever in Malayalam Cinema. I am sure none of the Directors of this age wouldn't dare to make a movie like this. And to add, this is different from Padmarajans Novel "Udakappola", though the characters are the same in both the movies and the Novel.


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