|Directed by||J. Williams|
|Written by||Pappanamkodu Lakshmanan|
|Produced by||Thiruppathi Chettiyar|
|Edited by||K. Sankunni|
|Music by||K. J. Joy|
|Distributed by||Evershine Release|
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.
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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.
- Shankar as Ramu
- Nedumudi Venu as Sreeni
- Mohanlal as Johnny
- Jose Prakash as DSP Menon
- Lalu Alex as Rahim
- Jagathy Sreekumar
- Sathyakala as Geetha
- Shivaji as Venus Raju, a photographer
- Kaviyoor Ponnamma
- Anuradha as Dancer
- Anil Thomas as Kattupothu Chandhapan
|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|