Athirathram
Directed byI. V. Sasi
Written byJohn Paul Puthusery
Produced byRaju Mathew
StarringMammootty
Mohanlal
Seema
CinematographyJayanan Vincent
Edited byK. Narayanan
Music byM. S. Viswanathan
Release date
  • 24 March 1984 (1984-03-24)
Running time
127 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageMalayalam

Athirathram is a 1984 Malayalam feature film directed by I. V. Sasi, written by John Paul and starring Mammootty, Mohanlal, and Seema. Mammootty's character Tharadas re-appears in Sasi's 2006 film Balram vs. Taradas.[1][2][3][4]

Athirathram was the second highest grossing Malayalam film of the year 1984 behind My Dear Kuttichathan.[5] The film elevated the leading actor Mammootty achieving Superstar status.[6][7] The character Tharadas became a cult figure and became popular among the youth. Because of this popularity, this character was retained in the film Balram vs. Tharadas (2006).[8]

Plot

Tharadas is a ruthless smuggler whose uncle was murdered by Rajesh. Rajesh is married to Thulasi who has a dark past with Tharadas. Tharadas's cousin kills Rajesh and accuses Tharadas of the murder. Rajesh's partner Prasad and Thulasi get revenge on Tharadas, and Tharadas kills Chandru in turn.

Cast

Release

The film was released on 24 March 1984.

Box office

The film was commercial success.[9][10][11][12][13]

Soundtrack

The music was composed by M. S. Viswanathan and the lyrics were written by Kavalam Narayana Panicker.

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 "Alakalile" K. J. Yesudas Kavalam Narayana Panicker
2 "Kanikal" K. J. Yesudas, S. Janaki Kavalam Narayana Panicker
3 "Kasthoori" Vani Jairam Kavalam Narayana Panicker
4 "Minnam Minnam" P. Jayachandran, Vani Jairam Kavalam Narayana Panicker

References

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  3. ^ "Athiraathram". malayalasangeetham.info. Archived from the original on 20 October 2014. Retrieved 2014-10-20.
  4. ^ "Athiraathram". spicyonion.com. Retrieved 20 October 2014.
  5. ^ "Malayalam movies that pitted Mohanlal and Mammootty against each other". Republic TV. 29 January 2021.
  6. ^ "IV Sasi: The kingmaker behind Mammootty and Mohanlal". The News Minute. 25 October 2017.
  7. ^ "Karikkamuri Shanmughan to Bilal: Gangs of Kochi rule M-Town". The New Indian Express. 8 December 2019.
  8. ^ "Malayalam movies that pitted Mohanlal and Mammootty against each other". Republic TV. 29 January 2021.
  9. ^ "Legendary film-maker I V Sasi, man who made Mammootty a star, passes away". The New Indian Express. 24 October 2017.
  10. ^ "Mammootty's most inconic collaborations with acclaimed filmmaker I.V. Sasi; see list". Republic TV. 7 September 2020.
  11. ^ C S Venkiteswaran (8 November 2017). "Trendsetting titan". The Hindu.
  12. ^ "IV Sasi: the hitmaker who discovered Mammootty, the actor". Malayala Manorama. 24 October 2017.
  13. ^ "The End of an Epoch". The Hindu. 26 October 2017.