Nadodimannan (English: The Vagabond king) is a 2013 Indian Malayalam-language action comedy film directed by Viji Thampi, starring Dileep, Ananya, Mythili and Archana Kavi in the lead roles. Dileep and Viji Thampi collaborated after 17 years in this movie. The film is a comedy action satire that portrays how corruption and favoritism engulfs a place and how it is curbed.

Directed byViji Thampi
Produced byChithram Films
Screenplay byKrishna Poojappura
Story byV.S.Subash
Music byVidyasagar
CinematographySanjeev Sankar
Lal Media
Distributed byThameens Release
Release date
  • 18 October 2013 (2013-10-18)
Running time
160 minutes


The movie starts with Vinayachandran (Ashokan), an environmentalist getting killed by a Rich Real Estate Criminal, Pushpam Prakashan (Sayaji Shinde) and his henchmen as Vinayachandran was opposing Prakashan’s dream project- Pushpam Mall citing environmental and societal reasons. Prakashan has the backing of ruling party, police and a corrupt Mayor Purushothaman (Vijayaraghavan) for all his wrong doings as he helps them financially whenever they are in need. Once his eyes cast on something, Prakashan will try to acquire it by any means for his gains. His next target is an old man Damodaran’s (Janardhanan) house and its surrounding plot occupied by Damodaran and his granddaughter Meera (Ananya) for developing another project. Even though Damodaran approaches higher ranked officials including Mayor to save from the advances of Prakashan, he now realizes that they all are nothing but associates of Prakashan. One night, Prakashan’s henchmen attacked him and tried to kidnap Meera. In the tussle, Damodaran stabs himself and Prakashan’s henchmen hospitalized him as his death will bring trouble to Prakashan.

The film then focus to Palakkad where Padmanabhan (Dileep) hails from. Padmanabhan is a carefree and cheerful guy who along with his friends do road side shows, artificial political rallies, marches and hail and hoot for movies in theatres for daily wages. One day, he gets a call from Thiruvananthapuram to get his gang for organizing a political rally in support of Mayor Purushothaman to boost his image in the upcoming election. Padmanabhan and his gang leaves to Thiruvananthapuram the next day and he gets injured in a bomb blast and gets hospitalized.

Padmanabhan knowingly and unknowingly involves in the various issues happening there. When the people found a leader’s characteristics in Padmanbhan they and Thiruvithancore (Travancore) Thirumanassu (Nedumudi Venu) force him to contest in the upcoming election. He wins the election and becomes the next mayor. The mayor Padmanabhan is loved by every body he starts building public parks and facilities for the common people he also asks the people to give away the places which really belongs to the government. By seeing all these changes Pushpam Prakashan gets furious and tries to kill Padmanabhan but the plan doesn't go as planned and Padmanabhan's mother and the chauffeur are killed. Padmanabhan devises a plan to get revenge on Prakashan he decides to destroy Pushpam Mall for good. The mayor calls on a demolition firm and sets the equipments for demolition all throughout the building. But when there is only 15 minutes left for demolition pushpam prakashan calls Padmanabhan saying that he has kidnapped the Thirumeni Padmanabhan rushes into the building and fights off Prakashan and his henchman. When Padmanabhan is about to kill Prakashan Thirumeni stops him, saying to "let god decide his fate," but Padmanabhan cuts Prakashan's thumb for accessing the elevator and they escape just in time and the building is demolished killing Prakashan along with it. The mall is now converted to a public park.



Soundtrack album by
Released1 October 2013 (2013-10-01)
RecordedVarsha Vallaki Studios
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelAnak Audio
Vidyasagar chronology
Pullipulikalum Aattinkuttiyum

The film features three tracks composed by Vidyasagar.

Track# Title Singer(s)
1 "Padmanaabha" M. G. Sreekumar
2 "Macha Macha" Udit Narayan, Rimi Tomy, Jyotsna Radhakrishnan, Ranjini Jose
3 "Sarvarogi Malayalikale" Vishnu Krishnan