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Kanmadam (English literal meaning: Viscous Rock) is a 1998 Indian Malayalam-language drama film, written and directed by A. K. Lohithadas, starring Mohanlal, Manju Warrier, Lal, and Mala Aravindan, while K. P. A. C. Lalitha and Siddique appear in guest roles. The music was composed by Raveendran, while the background score was by S. P. Venkatesh. The cinematography was handled by Ramachandra Babu and the editing was by A. Sreekar Prasad. The film was produced and distributed by Mohanlal's production company Pranavam Arts.

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Directed byA. K. Lohithadas
Produced bySuchithra Mohanlal
Written byA. K. Lohithadas
Manju Warrier
Mala Aravindan
Music byRaveendran
S. P. Venkatesh (background score)
CinematographyRamachandra Babu
Edited byA. Sreekar Prasad
Distributed byPranavam Arts
Release date
  • 14 April 1998 (1998-04-14)
Running time
162 minutes



A thug, Vishwanathan, leaves the city (Bombay) to the village in Kerala where a deceased man named Damodaran lived. Damodaran's grandmother was waiting for her grandson's return, unaware of his death. Vishwanathan helps Damodaran's family by paying their debts from a bank and also from some local people and thus saves their small home and its surroundings from being auctioned for not clearing the debt. He eventually falls in love with a high-tempered young woman named Bhanu (Damodaran's sister) before his best friend Johnny came for him. But Vishwanathan had to reveal the truth to Bhanu that, he and his friend Johnny accidentally killed Damodaran. A series of events that follows causes misunderstanding between Vishwanathan and Johnny, and they become enemies of each other. Later Johnny realizes his mistakes and they both understand each other. Damodaran's family agrees to marry Suma to Johnny and Bhanu to Vishwanathan.



This film includes 5 songs written by Gireesh Puthenchery and composed by Raveendran. The background music was done by S. P. Venkatesh.

Song Singers
"Doore Karalilurukumoru" K. J. Yesudas
"Kaathoram Kannaaram" Sudeep Kumar, K. S. Chithra
"Manjakkiliyude" K. J. Yesudas
"Manjakkiliyude" Radhika Thilak
"Moovanthi Thazhvarayil" K. J. Yesudas
"Thiruvaathira" M. G. Sreekumar, Radhika Thilak
"Thiruvaathira" Sudeep Kumar, Radhika Thilak


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