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.[1][2][3]

Kakkothikkavile Appooppan Thaadikal (1988)
Promotional poster designed by P. N. Menon
Directed byKamal
Screenplay byFazil
Story byMadhu Muttam
Produced byOusepachan Vaalakuzhy
V. K. Sreeraman
Krishnan Kutty Nair
N. L. Balakrishnanan
Philomina, etc.
CinematographyVipin Mohan
Edited byT. R. Sekhar
Music byOuseppachan
Bichu Thirumala
Release date
  • 8 January 1988 (1988-01-08)


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.



The music was composed by Ouseppachan and the lyrics were written by Bichu Thirumala.

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
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


  1. ^ "Kaakkothikavile Apooppanthaadikal". MalayalaChalachithram. Retrieved 7 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Kaakkothikavile Apooppanthaadikal". malayalasangeetham.info. Retrieved 7 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Kaakkothikavile Apooppanthaadikal". spicyonion.com. Retrieved 7 October 2014.

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