Kuyiline Thedi

Kuyiline Thedi is a 1983 Indian Malayalam-language romantic drama film directed and produced by M. Mani.[1] The film stars Rohini, Master Raghu, Sukumari and Mohanlal in the lead roles. The film has musical score by Shyam.[2] The film was a major success at the box office. Mohanlal's performance as Thampurankutty was critically acclaimed and is considered one of his best antagonistic roles.[3]

Kuyiline Thedi
Directed byM. Mani
Written byPriyadarshan
Screenplay byPriyadarshan
Produced byM. Mani
Master Raghu
CinematographyD. D. Prasad
Edited byV. P. Krishnan
Music byShyam
Sunitha Productions
Distributed bySunitha Productions
Release date
  • 25 February 1983 (1983-02-25)


A teenage boy Shyam, who is forced to leave home by maltreatment of stepmother reaches a hill station and meets a teenaged girl, Meenu. There is a villainous landlord, Thampuran Kutty, who happens to be fascinated by this girl. Jithu, Brother of Thampuran Kutty's wife is a close friend of Shyam and he supports their affection. Due to Thampuran Kutty's extramarital affairs, his wife, Chitra Thampatty, quarrels with him and she is killed by Thampuran Kutty by pushing her from the stairs. Then he approaches Meenu's mother and gets permission to marry Meenu by offering a huge sum to her mother. Shyam, who is employed as the cartman of the landlord is dismissed from the job and threatened to leave the place for his life. On the wedding dais, Jeethu, brother of late wife of landlord, Chitra Thampatty kills Thampuran Kutty and runs away with Meenu to hand her over to her lover. When they reach him, the disappointed boy, Shyam, is trying to commit suicide by banging his head to the huge bell of the abandoned temple (The folklore of the temple bell has been told to the boy by the girl during their happy days). Meenu runs towards the boy and both of them die as the temple bell thrashes their heads. Shocked, Jeethu breaks down to tears as the end credits roll.



The music was composed by Shyam and still tops in demand.

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 "Krishna Nee Varumo" K. J. Yesudas, P. Jayachandran Chunakkara Ramankutty
2 "Mullavallikkudilil" S. Janaki Chunakkara Ramankutty
3 "Mullavallikkudilil" (D) (Pulakathin) K. J. Yesudas, S. Janaki Chunakkara Ramankutty
4 "Neelavaanam Poothuninnu" K. J. Yesudas, Vani Jayaram, Chorus Chunakkara Ramankutty
5 "Paathiraa Thaarame" K. J. Yesudas Chunakkara Ramankutty
6 "Sindoora Thilakavumaay" K. J. Yesudas Chunakkara Ramankutty
7 "Sindoora Thilakavumaay" (Bit) K. J. Yesudas Chunakkara Ramankutty


  1. ^ "Kuyiline Thedi". www.malayalachalachithram.com. Retrieved 2 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Kuyiline Thedi". malayalasangeetham.info. Retrieved 2 October 2014.
  3. ^ P. K Ajith Kumar (11 August 2011). "Back in action". The Hindu. Retrieved 14 November 2015.

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