Thachiledathu Chundan

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Thachiledathu Chundan
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Directed byShajoon Karyal
Written byBabu Janardhanan
Produced byThampi Kannanthanam
StarringMammootty
Nandini
Thilakan
Nedumudi Venu
Captain Raju
Kaveri
CinematographySaloo George
Sanjeev Sankar
Sree Sankar
Edited byJ. Murali Narayanan
Music byRaveendran
S. P. Venkatesh(BGM)
Production
company
Jooliya Pictures
Release date
  • 1999 (1999)
Running time
160 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageMalayalam
Box office₹7 crore[1]

Thachiledathu Chundan is a 1999 Malayalam action-drama film directed by Shajoon Karyal, produced by Thampi Kannanthanam, and starring Mammootty, Nandini, Thilakan, Nedumudi Venu, Captain Raju and Kaveri.[2][3]

Plot

The film is set in modern Kuttanad, Kerala, and revolves around the lives of a Vallamkali (boatrace) fanatic named Kochu Kunju (Mammootty) and his family. Kochu Kunju is a member of the most prominent family in the locality, is the kind who cares for no one. He becomes a terror in the locality and his family is forced to send him away, so that they can live in peace. He comes back to the village when he hears of the destruction of the Vallam (snakeboat), once the pride of the village, and vows not only to take revenge on the culprits, but also to rebuild the snakeboat in time for the next boat race season. On behalf of his family, Kochu Kunju challenges their rival family that they will buy a new boat for the upcoming Vallamkali. However, certain problems follows and Kochu Kunju is forced to marry a wealthy girl and forget his childhood girlfriend. After buying the boat, Kochu Kunju had to face further problems; his boatmen were attacked and he himself had to lead the boat. However, the ultimate success is for Kochu Kunju.

Cast

Box office

The film was a commercial success and third highest grossing Malayalam film of 1999 and it collected ₹7 crore from box office.[4]

Soundtrack

Music: Raveendran; Lyrics: Bichu Thirumala

  1. "Aalappuzha Vaazhum" — K. J. Yesudas
  2. "Kaduvaye Kiduva" — K. J. Yesudas
  3. "Kallan Chakkettu" — K. J. Yesudas, K. S. Chithra
  4. "Kallan Chakkettu" — K. J. Yesudas
  5. "Shaivasankethame" — K. J. Yesudas
  6. "Shokamookamaay" — K. S. Chithra
  7. "Shokamookamaayi" — K. J. Yesudas
  8. "They They Cholli" — K. J. Yesudas

References

  1. ^ June 26, M. G. Radhakrishnan; June 26, 2000 ISSUE DATE; December 20, 2000UPDATED; Ist, 2012 17:50. "Crippled by failed productions and losses, Malayalam film industry banks on sleaze". India Today. Retrieved 16 April 2021.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  2. ^ "Mammootty in a tale of snake boats". On the Sets. Screen India. Retrieved 11 April 2011.
  3. ^ "Destiny's child". The Hindu. 11 August 2006. Archived from the original on 25 August 2007. Retrieved 2 March 2011.
  4. ^ June 26, M. G. Radhakrishnan; June 26, 2000 ISSUE DATE; December 20, 2000UPDATED; Ist, 2012 17:50. "Crippled by failed productions and losses, Malayalam film industry banks on sleaze". India Today. Retrieved 16 April 2021.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)

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