Mazhayethum Munpe

Mazhayethum Munpe (Before the Rain Comes) is a 1995 Malayalam romantic drama film directed by Kamal and written by Sreenivasan. The film stars Mammootty, Shobhana, Annie and Sreenivasan in the lead roles. The plot is centered upon a college professor named Nandakumar, his fiancée Uma Maheshwari, and his student Shruthi.

Mazhayethum Munpe
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Directed byKamal
Written bySreenivasan
Produced byMadhavan Nair
CinematographyS. Kumar
Edited byK. Rajagopal
Music byOriginal Songs:
R. Anandh
Background Score:
S. P. Venkatesh
Murali Films
Distributed byCentral Prism
Release date
31 March 1995

Annie won the Filmfare Award for Best Actress - Malayalam for her performance as Shruthi. In 2005, this movie was remade in Hindi by the same director as Zameer: The Fire Within starring Ajay Devgan, Ameesha Patel and Mahima Chaudhry.


The movie starts with Rahman (Sreenivasan) going to Kolkata in search of Nandakumar Varma (Mammootty). He finally finds Nandakumar in a depressed state. Rahman compels him to return home. But he refuses. Finally, he succumbs to the pressure and complies. The film then goes to flashback mode revealing the reasons for Nandakumar's estranged state.

Nandakumar was a college professor. He had moved to the city from his village in Kerala for the sake of his job. Rahman was his colleague with whom he stayed. In the college he had to confront a mischievous gang of girls headed by Shruthi (Annie). Nandakumar had a serious, no-nonsense attitude and the gang played a lot of pranks upon him. Nandakumar had a second life in his native village, where he had to take care of the treatment of his paralyzed fiancée Uma Maheshwari (Shobhana). It was to meet her medical expenses that he had taken up this job.

The tussle between Nandakumar and the gang proceeded in parallel. Gradually, Shruthi falls for Nandakumar and revealed her feelings for him. He laughed it off as a teenage infatuation. But she persisted. Meanwhile, Uma's condition improved remarkably with her regaining the ability to walk. Nandakumar, who had developed a cordial relationship with the gang by then, took them for a trip to his picturesque village. His main intention was to make Shruthi meet Uma so that she would change her mind. Shruthi got shattered on witnessing the warmth in the relationship between Uma and Nandkumar. After returning, she paid a discreet visit to Uma. There she revealed her feelings for Nandakumar to Uma. She accused Uma of being selfish and possessive by forcing Nandakumar to sacrifice his life and pleasures for her sake. Uma got a mental shock from the vitriolic behaviour of Shruthi and that triggered a second stroke. She became paralyzed again and doctors gave up all hope. She forced him to marry Shruthi and he complied reluctantly.

Even after the marriage, Nandakumar was not able to find any peace of mind. Their relationship was very cold. Later, Shruthi told Nandakumar about her meeting with Uma. Enraged by this revelation, he left his home. He wandered across places like a madman.

On coming back, Nandakumar learns that Shruthi had committed suicide after giving birth to his child. Rahman takes him to Uma's home. There he finds Uma, whose condition improved, taking care of his child.



The film was released on 31 March 1995.[1]

Box officeEdit

The film was both commercial and critical success.[2][3]


Mazhayethum Munpe
Soundtrack album by
Raveendran & R. Anandh
Released1995 (India)
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Raveendran chronology
Kakkakkum Poochakkum Kalyanam
Mazhayethum Munpe
Oru Abhibhashakante Case Diary
R. Anandh chronology
Mazhayethum Munpe

Raveendran composed 3 out of the six songs, while R. Anandh, a chennai-based prolific advertisement film composer who had debuted with the Mohanlal-starrer Nirnayam composed the rest. The film score was composed by S. P. Venkatesh.

# Song Artist(s) Composer Raga(s)
1 "Aathmavin Pusthaka" K. J. Yesudas Raveendran Darbari Kanada
2 "Chicha Chicha" S. Janaki Raveendran
3 "Enthinu Veroru Sooryodayam" K. J. Yesudas, K. S. Chithra Raveendran Shuddha Dhanyasi
4 "Ladies Collegil Campus" Usha Uthup, Annupamaa, M. G. Sreekumar, Mammootty R. Anandh
5 "Manassu Pole" Mano R. Anandh
6 "Swarnapakshi Swarnapakshi Ku Koo" Sujatha Mohan, Manoj R. Anandh Hamsadhwani


Filmfare Awards South

Kerala State Film Awards


  1. ^ "Mazhayethum Munpe". The Times of India. 13 May 2020.
  2. ^ "Shobana to work with Mohanlal and Mammootty again? Here's what the actress says". The Times of India. 13 May 2020.
  3. ^ "Aanandam to release in Kerala on October 21; 5 reasons to watch the campus entertainer starring 7 newcomers". International Business Times. 16 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Filmfare Winners". The Times of India. 13 May 2020.
  5. ^ "Filmfare Winners". The Times of India. 13 May 2020.
  6. ^ "Sreenivasan's role in 'And the Oscar Goes To' revealed". The News Minute. 13 December 2018.

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