|Written by||Madhu Muttam (story)|
Fazil (screenplay, dialogues)
|Edited by||T. R. Shekhar|
|Music by||Jerry Amaldev|
Ennennum Kannettante (transl. Kannettan's Forever) is 1986 Indian Malayalam-language romance film, written and directed by Fazil, starring newcomers Sangeeth and Sonia . The film won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Popular Film for the year 1986. Srividya won the Kerala State Film Award for Second Best Actress also for this film. Despite all the critical acclaim, the film was a box office failure. It was remade in Tamil by the same director as Varusham Padhinaaru, starring Karthick and Khushbu.
Ennennum Kannettante is a teenage love story. It tells of the incomplete love of 19-year-old Kannan (Sangeeth) and 16-year-old Radhika (Sonia).
Kannan comes from Trivandrum to his ValiyaKoikkal tharavdu (ancestral house) with his mother (Srividya) to spend vacation and to attend the festival in their family temple, the Pookkulangara Devi temple. There are his relatives, like grandfather Parameswara Kuruppu (Thilakan), grandmother (Sukumari), head of the family (Nedumudi Venu) and his aunt Vijayalakshmi (Jalaja) and her children. Everybody likes Kannan very much, and he has a good time along with his friend Gopu (Appa Haja).
But with the arrival of his uncle's daughter (Murappennu) Radhika (Sonia G. Nair) from Bangalore after a gap of nine years to perform her dance debut (Arangettam) in the temple, everyone's attention turns to her. Kannan initially felt sad and angry but, once he sees Radhika, immediately falls in love with her. Kannan and Radhika were childhood friends and both have memories of their childhood. Radhika also likes Kannan, but was afraid to reveal it to Kannan. To know whether Radhika loves him, Kannan plans to ask her secretly and hides himself in the bathroom. Radhika sees him and cries aloud. The whole family learns of the incident, and Kannan was blamed by all, including his mother. She sent message to Kannan's father to take him back to Trivandrum for his exams. Meanwhile, Radhika revealed to Kannan that she loves him as much as he loved her. Soon, Kannan's father took him back to the city.
After finishing the exams, Kannan rushed back to the village to meet Radhika, but she has already gone to the railway station to return to Bangalore and then to USA with her parents. Kannan rushed to the station. As he reached it, the train left and he couldn't meet Radhika one last time, even though he chased her train. Radhika left a souvenir for him on the platform, but the heartbroken Kannan didn't see it.
- Sangeet Pillai as Kannan
- Sonia G. Nair as Radhika
- Appa Haja as Gopu
- Nedumudi Venu as Tharavadu Karanavar
- Thilakan as Parameswara Kuruppu (Kannan's grandfather)
- K. P. Ummer as Kannan's father
- Srividya as Kannan's mother
- Jagathy Sreekumar as Padmanabha Pilla
- Jalaja as Vijayalakshmi (Viji)
- Meena as Maheswari
- Adoor Bhavani
|1.||"Bhaagavatham"||Thunchaththu Ezhuthachan||M. G. Radhakrishnan|
|2.||"Devadundhubhi"||K. J. Yesudas|
|3.||"Devadundhubhi"||K. J. Yesudas, Satheesh Babu & Sunanda|
|4.||"Kaakkem Keekkem"||Madhu Muttam||Padma Subramaniam, Sunanda|
|5.||"Nizhalaay Pozhiyum"||K. J. Yesudas|
|7.||"Poovattaka Thattichinni"||K. J. Yesudas, K. S. Chithra, Choir|
|8.||"Thankathala Thaalam"||K. J. Yesudas, Choir|
This was the first work of poet Kaithapram Damodaran as a lyricist. Kaithapram used to write poems in Mathrubhumi, and this brought him to the notice of playback singer K. J. Yesudas, who asked him to write lyrics for his Tharangini Records. Fazil (director) heard some of these, and asked Kaithapram to write the lyrics for the film.
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My film Ennennum Kannettante was a failure at the box office, ironically it got the award for the best film with popular appeal.
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