Kakkothikkavile Appooppan Thaadikal
Kakkothikkavile Appooppan Thaadikal (Malayalam: കാക്കോത്തിക്കാവിലെ അപ്പൂപ്പൻ താടികൾ) is a 1988 Malayalam film, directed by Kamal. The film is heroine-oriented, in which Revathi and Ambika play the lead roles. The film has musical score by Ouseppachan.
|Kakkothikkavile Appooppan Thaadikal (1988)|
|Story by||Madhu Muttam|
|Produced by||Ousepachan Vaalakuzhy |
V. K. Sreeraman
Krishnan Kutty Nair
N. L. Balakrishnanan
|Edited by||T. R. Sekhar|
The film is about two sisters who were separated in early childhood. One day, a beggar (V. K. Sreeraman) comes to their house and asks for some water. Leaving the young sister (Raasi) in the courtyard, the elder sister (Kaveri) goes to fetch water. When she returns, to find both her sister and the beggar are gone.
The film then progresses through the life of a schoolboy, Murali, who is scoffed at in his school because of his poor background. One day, Murali skips his studies and runs away with some gypsies. He becomes good friends with a gypsy girl whom he names Kakkothi (Revathi), after a local legend. Kakkothi is being hunted by a beggar who wants her for his nefarious purposes. In the meantime, Murali's school teacher Valsala (Ambika) enquires about Murali's background and recognizes his pitiable condition.
One day, the school teacher finds him and persuades him to stay at her own house and study. Later, Kakkothi comes across Murali and insists that as a friend, he should stay with her. After their tents are raided, Murali convinces her of the goodness of his school teacher and takes her to the teacher's house. On seeing the teacher's house, Kakkothi reminisces about her past. She finds her own childhood photo in the house. She was in fact the girl kidnapped by the beggar years ago. Frantic, she then runs away from the house. The beggar who is hunting her closes in on her. Just like the Kakkothi legend, she kills the beggar in self-protection. Both the sisters recognize each other and embrace in joy.
The film is pictured in rural locations such as Pandalam Kudasssanad and Venmony. The film includes many sequences in school settings and gypsy life. The film was a sleeper hit at the box office. Revathi won the Film-fare Award for the Best Actress for her performance in this movie.
- Revathi as Lakshmi a.k.a. Vavachi, Kakkothi
- Renny as Murali
- Ambika as Valsala
- V. K. Sreeraman as Poovachu
- Krishnan Kutty Nair as Mathai aka Kalan Mathai
- M. S. Thripunithura as father of Valsala and Lekshmi
- Surasu as male beggar
- Philomina as female beggar
- Kaveri as Young Valsala
- Raasi as Young Lakshmi (in Malayalam credited as Manthra)
|1||"Kaakkothiyammaykku"||Janamma David, Malaysia Vasudevan, S. P. Sailaja||Bichu Thirumala|
|2||"Kannaam Thumpee"||K. S. Chithra||Bichu Thirumala|
|3||"Kannaam Thumpee" (Sad)||K. S. Chithra||Bichu Thirumala|
|4||"Nannangaadikal"||K. S. Chithra, Malaysia Vasudevan, S. P. Sailaja||Bichu Thirumala|