Kaaliya Mardhanam

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Kaaliya Mardhanam
Kaaliya Mardhanam.jpg
Promotional poster designed by R. K.
Directed byJ. Williams
Written byPappanamkodu Lakshmanan
Produced byThiruppathi Chettiyar
Nedumudi Venu
Jose Prakash
Lalu Alex
CinematographyJ. Williams
Edited byK. Sankunni
Music byK. J. Joy
Evershine Productions
Distributed byEvershine Release
Release date
  • 6 August 1982 (1982-08-06)

Kaaliya Mardhanam (transl. Thrashing Kaliya) is a 1982 Indian Malayalam-language crime thriller film directed and filmed by J. Williams, written by Pappanamkodu Lakshmanan and produced by Thiruppathi Chettiyar. Starring Shankar, Nedumudi Venu, Mohanlal, Sathyakala, Jose Prakash, Sankaradi and Lalu Alex. The film features music composed by K. J. Joy. The film was a huge success at the box office.[1][2][3]


Ramu, who is a taxi driver by profession loves his cousin Geetha. But Geetha is in love with Sreeni, who is the son of DSP Menon, who is her college mate. Johnny, Rahim, Swami and Kannan are spoilt brats of wealthy parents who are Geetha's and Sreeni's college mates.

Geetha's mother fixes her marriage with Ramu, which disturbs both Geetha and Sreeni. The mischievous gang offers help to the lovers to get them married with an ulterior motive. Believing the words of the pranksters, the lovers reach them and Geetha gets severely raped by the pranksters and dies.

The gang succeeds in accusing Ramu for the murder and gives evidence against him, which results in conviction with life imprisonment to Ramu. Ramu jumps from the prison to take revenge against the real culprits and one by one gets killed. DSP Menon suspects Ramu as the killer.

Three people are killed and Ramu at last reaches to the 4th one, Johnny, who is the son of a judge, but fails to kill him. Johnny follows Ramu and reaches a haunted place. On information, Menon arrives there and finds Johnny killed. But Menon is surprised to see the real killer of Johnny and the others, which leads a stunning end in the film.



The music was composed by K. J. Joy and the lyrics were written by Pappanamkodu Lakshmanan and Poovachal Khader.

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length
1 "Madam Kollum" Vani Jairam Pappanamkodu Lakshmanan
2 "Njanoru Thapaswini" Chorus, S. P. Sailaja Pappanamkodu Lakshmanan
3 "Premavathi Nin Vazhiyil" K. J. Yesudas Poovachal Khader
4 "Pushyaraagatheril" P. Susheela Pappanamkodu Lakshmanan


  1. ^ "Kaaliyamarddanam". www.malayalachalachithram.com. Retrieved 16 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Kaaliyamarddanam". malayalasangeetham.info. Retrieved 16 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Kaliya Mardanam". spicyonion.com. Retrieved 16 October 2014.

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