|Directed by||Raju Ambaran|
|Written by||Nedumudi Venu, John Paul|
|Produced by||Trinity International|
|Starring||Nedumudi Venu, Innocent, Shanthi Krishna, Sreenivasan|
|Music by||Mohan Sithara|
Alavattom (1993) is a Malayalam classic family film. This story says about dwindling aristocratic life of a family man and the importance of saving money over honesty in life.
Kesavankutty (Nedumudy Venu), known as Meppaattupurakkal Kesavankutty is very famous for his ancestors and their family status. They have been running the festivals in the temple for many years. His wife Urmila (Shanthi Krishna) is a good housewife, caring about him and his family a lot. He has a grandmother (K.P.A.C Lalitha) and a sister Usha. They have a glass factory as an asset. Kesavankutty takes money for high interest and pays the expenses of the company and temple. Meanwhile, Usha gets a marriage proposal from a Doctor, Narayanankutty (Devan). Actually they approached on with the dream of Dowry. Usha and Doctor gets close via calls and meets. After meeting the Doctor's family Kesavankutty finds them as very greedy. He tries to pull back Usha, but he fails. The Doctor convinces her that her brother is not willing because he doesn't wish to give money. He is very miserly.
At the same time in the company, the employees go for a strike, demanding a hike in salary and a bonus. And also the people who gave money on interest harass him. This time his grandmother passes away. He feels alone in life. In the centre of all these tension, Usha goes to the Doctor's quarters. But she realises the real face of him. And gets off from there. Govindankutty, Balu and Harikrishnan, who were really close to Kesavankutty scolds her and brings her back to her home. And also they plan to get funds from Dubai friends of Govindankutty as an investment in the factory for dividends and to help the factory's financial trouble. Thus all his problems are solved. The movie ends with the happy note of Urmila being pregnant and a happy Kesavankutty who yearned for child.
Morale of the film is that to never to break down family ties in any issues, face them all together.[clarification needed]
- Nedumudi Venu as Keshavan Nair
- Sukumari Maalu amma
- Innocent as Vareeth
- KPAC Lalitha as Savithri Amma
- Prem Kumar as Govindankutty
- Sankaradi as Madhavan Maman
- Sreenivasan as Balu
- Ilavarasi as Usha
- Poojappura Ravi as Bhasi Pillai Driver
- Shanthi Krishna as Urmila
- T. P. Madhavan as Manager Pappachan
- Devan as Dr Narayankutty
- Kollam Thulasi as Thankappan Pillai
- "Aalavattam". www.malayalachalachithram.com. Retrieved 27 October 2014.
- "Aalavattam". malayalasangeetham.info. Archived from the original on 27 October 2014. Retrieved 27 October 2014.