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Directed byBharathan
Written byP. Padmarajan
Produced byV. V. Babu
StarringPrathap Pothan
Nedumudi Venu
K. G. Menon
CinematographyAshok Kumar
Edited byN. P. Suresh
Music byM. G. Radhakrishnan
(Background score)
Jovial Films
Distributed bySagarika Release
Release date
  • 28 September 1979 (1979-09-28)

Thakara is a 1979 Indian Malayalam-language drama film directed by Bharathan and written by Padmarajan. It stars Prathap Pothan, Surekha, Nedumudi Venu and K. G. Menon in pivotal roles. The film was a breakthrough in the career of Bharathan and Venu. It was remade in Tamil as Aavarampoo (1992).[1]


Thakara (Prathap Pothan) is an orphan. He is mentally immature, but clean hearted. He has a close relationship with the fickling Subhashini (Surekha), the dream girl of the village. Thakara was betrayed by the words of Chellappanashari (Nedumudi Venu) and indulges in a physical relationship with Subhashini. Subhashini's father Mathu Mooppan (K. G. Menon) finds out their relation and beats Thakara unconscious and injures him severely. Thakara, fully filled with revenge on Mooppan, runs away. Once he earns enough money to buy a knife, he returns and kills Mooppan. Subhashini refuses to go with Thakara, who proposes to her after killing her father. With no way to escape, Thakara finds his end in front of a running train.



Initially, writer Padmarajan chose Bharat Gopy for the role of Maathu Mooppan, but he declined the offer saying he is not interested in doing "commercial films". Later, they had a discussion on the matter a day before the shooting of Padmarajan's Peruvazhiyambalam on which Gopy agreed to act on his insistence, after that meeting Gopy changed his views and began appearing in mainstream films as well. In his book Abhinayam Anubhavam published in 1994, Gopy recalls that, it was Padmarajan, who is younger than me, made me realise that there is no commercial or art film, but only good and bad films.[2]


The music was composed by M. G. Radhakrishnan and the lyrics were written by Poovachal Khader.

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 "Kudayolam Bhoomi" K. J. Yesudas, S. Janaki Poovachal Khader
2 "Mouname" S. Janaki Poovachal Khader



  1. ^ Raman, Sruthi Ganapathy. "Vineeth on 'Sarvam Thaala Mayam' and what he wants from his roles: 'There is so much more I can do'". Retrieved 8 August 2020.
  2. ^ അനന്തപത്മനാഭന്‍ (24 April 2019). "'തകരയില്‍ മാതുമൂപ്പനാകാന്‍ ക്ഷണിച്ചു; കച്ചവടസിനിമയിലേക്കില്ല എന്ന നിലപാടില്‍ അദ്ദേഹം ഉറച്ചുനിന്നു'". Mathrubhumi (in Malayalam). Retrieved 16 July 2019.
  3. ^ "The Times of India Directory and Year Book Including Who's who". 2 December 1982 – via Google Books.

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