|Directed by||I. V. Sasi|
|Written by||John Paul Puthusery|
|Produced by||Raju Mathew|
|Edited by||K. Narayanan|
|Music by||M. S. Viswanathan|
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.
Athirathram was the second highest grossing Malayalam film of the year 1984 behind My Dear Kuttichathan. The film elevated the leading actor Mammootty achieving Superstar status. 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).
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.
The film was released on 24 March 1984.
The film was commercial success.
The music was composed by M. S. Viswanathan and the lyrics were written by Kavalam Narayana Panicker.
|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|