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Thenmavin Kombath


Thenmavin Kombath

Thenmavin Kombath
File:Thenmavin Kombath.jpg
DVD cover
Directed by Priyadarshan
Produced by N. Gopalakrishnan
Written by Priyadarshan
Starring Mohanlal
Nedumudi Venu
Kaviyoor Ponnamma
KPAC Lalitha
Sharat Saxena
Music by S. P. Venkatesh
(film score)
Cinematography K. V. Anand
Editing by N. Gopalakrishnan
Studio Prasidhi Creations
Distributed by Surya Cini Arts
Sudev Release
Release date(s)
Running time 193 minutes
Country India
Language Malayalam

Thenmavin Kombath (English: Atop the Sweet Mango Tree) is a 1994 Malayalam musical drama film written and directed by Priyadarshan, produced and edited by N. Gopalakrishnan, and starring Mohanlal, Shobana, Nedumudi Venu, Kaviyoor Ponnamma, KPAC Lalitha, Sukumari, Sreenivasan, Sankaradi, and Sharat Saxena. The cinematography was by K. V. Anand, and the score was composed by S. P. Venkatesh, with Berny-Ignatius doing the songs with lyrics written by Gireesh Puthenchery.

K. V. Anand and Sabu Cyril won the National Film Award for Best Cinematography and Best Art Direction. Music directors Berny-Ignatius bagged the Kerala State Film Award for Best Music.[1] R.D. Burman was initially signed in as the music director for the film, as revealed by Burman himself in an interview to journalists in Cochin, during his visit to the city, just a few weeks before his death. But he died before he could complete the compositions of the film, and was later replaced.


The story revolves around Manikyan (Mohanlal), Sreekrishnan(Nedumudi Venu) and Karthumbi (Shobana) and the love triangle between them. Manikyan works for Sreekrishnan and Sreekrishnan sees him like a brother. Once when they both are returning from a Mela after shopping, Sreekrishnan sees Karthumbi and gets attracted. But then a fight erupts there and they all have to flee. Sreekrishnan flees alone while Manikyan has to take Karthumbi with him. At night, he flees in the opposite direction and so loses his way. Karthumbi knows the way back but she pretends as if she does not know it and enjoys the fun. Manikyan has to struggle to get out of that place. During that time they fall in love.

Once they are back in Manikyan's village, Sreekrishnan proposes her and plans to get married to her. Manikyan can not resist because Sreekrishnan is like an elder brother to him. But Karthumbi opposes. When Sreekrishnan gets to know about this, he gets angry and Manikyan becomes his enemy and he tries to take revenge. Finally Sreekrishnan understands his mistakes ad he marries the woman who has been loving him for so long while Manikyan unites with Karthumbi.



Thenmavin Kombath
Soundtrack album by Berny-Ignatius
Released 1994 (India)
Genre Film soundtrack
Berny-Ignatius chronology

Thenmavin Kombath
Manathe Kottaram
Berny-Ignatius composed the film's songs and Girish Puthenchery wrote the lyrics. It is known to be the most sold soundtrack of the analog cassette era in the history of Malayalam cinema.
Track # Song Singer(s) Duration
1 "Nila Pongal" Malgudi Subha 3:31
2 "Karutha Penne" M.G. Sreekumar, K.S. Chitra 4:47
3 "Maanam Thelinge" M.G. Sreekumar, K.S. Chitra 4:04
4 "Kallipoonkuyile" M.G. Sreekumar 4:17
5 "Ente Manasinoru" M.G. Sreekumar, Sujatha Mohan 4:11


This film was remade in Tamil as Muthu (1995) with Rajinikanth and Meena. The film was remade in Hindi by Priyadarshan as Saat Rang Ke Sapne (1998). It was also remade in Kannada as Sahukara with Ravichandran.


National Film Awards
Kerala State Film Awards


External links

  • Internet Movie Database

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