Megham (transl. Cloud) is a 1999 Indian Malayalam-language comedy-drama film directed by Priyadarshan, written by T. Damodaran, produced by Suresh Balaje and distributed by Mohanlal through Pranavam Movies. It stars Mammootty, Dileep, Priya Gill, Pooja Batra, K. P. A. C. Lalitha, Sreenivasan, Nedumudi Venu, Captain Raju and Cochin Haneefa. The music was composed by Ouseppachan.[1][2][3] Satellite rights bagged by Surya Tv.

Megham
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Directed byPriyadarshan
Screenplay byT. Damodaran
Story byPriyadarshan
Produced bySuresh Balaje
StarringMammootty
Dileep
Priya Gill
Pooja Batra
K. P. A. C. Lalitha
Sreenivasan
Nedumudi Venu
Cochin Haneefa
Captain Raju
CinematographySanjeev Sankar
Edited byN. Gopalakrishnan
Music byOuseppachan
Production
company
Sitara Combines
Distributed byPranavam Movies (P) Ltd
Release date
  • 15 April 1999 (1999-04-15)
Running time
138 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageMalayalam

PlotEdit

Col. Ravi Varma Thampuran decides to go on leave for two months and travel alone to avoid depression after his wife leaves him. He visits the home village of his subordinate Manikandan, where he finds and eventually falls in love with Meenakshi. He grants divorce to his wife. But later he learns that Meenakshi is engaged to Mani. He then tries to vent his anger on Manikandan. However, after visit by his estranged wife, he realises his mistakes and he then decides to unite the two, resisting opposition from both the families, by faking Meenakshi's suicide. In final scene he can be seen leaving escorted by police and is probably court martialed for preventing Manikandan from leaving along with troops for the war front earlier.[4]

CastEdit

  • Mammootty as Lieutenant Colonel Ravi Varma Thampuran / Kelan
  • Dileep as Sepoy E. Manikandan Nair / Mani
  • Priya Gill as Meenakshi, Mani's cousin
  • Sreenivasan as Shanmughan
  • Pooja Batra as Swathy, Ravi's divorcée
  • K. P. A. C. Lalitha as Aachamma, Mani and Meenakshi's grandmother
  • Mamukkoya as Kurup, Ravi's assistant / manager
  • Nedumudi Venu as Kumaran, Meenakshi's father
  • Cochin Haneefa as Kunjikuttan, Kumaran's younger brother
  • T. R. Omana as Thampuran's mother
  • Manka Mahesh as Aachamma's daughter and Manikandan's mother
  • Venu Nagavally as Colonel Sunny
  • Major Ravi as Major
  • James Stalin as Ayyappan, Kumaran's brother
  • Sindhu as Manikandan's sister
  • Ajayan Adoor as Govindankutty, Sindhu's husband
  • Captain Raju as Brigadier, Swathy's father
  • Vijayan Peringode as Panchayat President
  • Augustine as Govindan Nair

ProductionEdit

Megham was the fourth collaboration between Mammootty and Priyadarshan as a director. Major locations were Ooty, Kollengode and Palakkad. It was also shot in Muthalamada Railway Station, a recurring location in many of the director's films.

ReleaseEdit

Megham was released on 15 April 1999.

SongsEdit

All lyrics are written by Gireesh Puthenchery; all music is composed by Ouseppachan.

No.TitleArtist(s)Length
1."Manjukaalam Nolkkum"K. J. Yesudas, Sujatha Mohan 
2."Vilakku Vakkum"M. G. Sreekumar 
3."Vilakku Vakkum" (Instrumental)Ouseppachan 
4."Thumbayum Thulasiyum" (Male)M. G. Sreekumar 
5."Thumbayum Thulasiyum" (Female)K. S. Chithra 
6."Margazhiye Mallikaye"M. G. Sreekumar, Srinivas, K. S. Chithra 
7."Njanoru Pattu Paadam"K. J. Yesudas 

The audio was distributed by East Coast Audios.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Megham (1999) | Megham Malayalam Movie | Movie Reviews, Showtimes".
  2. ^ "Megham - Malayalam Movie Reviews, Trailers, Wallpapers, Photos, Cast …". Archived from the original on 18 February 2013.
  3. ^ "When Pooja Batra Met Megham Co-Star Mammootty "After So Long" In Budapest. See Pics". NDTV.
  4. ^ Archived at Ghostarchive and the Wayback Machine: "Megham Malayalam Full Movie | Mammootty, Priya Gill, Dileep | Family entertainer". YouTube.

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