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Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum

Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum (English: The mainour and the eye-witness) is a 2017 Indian Malayalam-language black comedy crime film directed by Dileesh Pothan and written by Sajeev Pazhoor. The dialogues were written by Sajeev Pazhoor and Syam Pushkaran. It stars Fahadh Faasil, Suraj Venjaramoodu, Nimisha Sajayan, and Alencier Ley Lopez in the lead roles.[1] The leading lady, Nimisha Sajayan, was selected from general auditions. Also the film has real-life police officers in the roles of the police officers. The film is produced by Sandip Senan and Anish M. Thomas under the banner of Urvasi Theatres. Cinematographer and filmmaker Rajeev Ravi is cranking the camera. The music and songs are composed by Bijibal. The film released in India on 30 June 2017 to positive reviews.The movie become a block buster at the boxoffice, collected 30 cr world wide. [2][3]

Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum
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Malayalam തൊണ്ടിമുതലും ദൃക്‌സാക്ഷിയും
Directed by Dileesh Pothan
Produced by Sandip Senan
Anish M. Thomas
Screenplay by Sajeev Pazhoor
Story by Sajeev Pazhoor
Starring Fahadh Faasil
Suraj Venjaramoodu
Nimisha Sajayan
Alencier Ley Lopez
Sibi Thomas
Music by Bijibal
Cinematography Rajeev Ravi
Edited by Kiran Das
Urvasi Theatres
Distributed by Urvasi Theatres Release
Release date
  • June 30, 2017 (2017-06-30) (India)
Running time
135 minutes
Country India
Language Malayalam



The story follows the recently married lower middle-class couple, Sreeja (Nimisha) and Prasad (Suraj Venjaramoodu), from Cherthala who move up north to Kasargod. On a bus journey to Kasargod, Sreeja's gold chain gets stolen by a thief (Fahadh Faasil) who swallows it. He gets caught by Sreeja, and the bus staff and passengers take them to the police. The rest of the plot takes place at the police station where the thief gets interrogated.



Principal photography commenced from 7 December 2016 in Kasaragod.[4] Other locations include Vaikom and Cherthala.


Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum
Soundtrack album by Bijibal
Released 28th June 2017
Recorded 2017
Genre Feature Film Soundtrack
Length 10:02
Language Malayalam
Label Muzik247
Producer Sandip Senan
Anish M. Thomas
Bijibal chronology
Ramante Edanthottam
(2017)Ramante Edanthottam2017
Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum
Thrissivaperoor Kliptham
(2017)Thrissivaperoor Kliptham2017

The music and background score for the film is composed by Bijibal, who has previously worked with Dileesh Pothan in Maheshinte Prathikaaram. The lyrics are written by Rafeeq Ahammed.[5]

All tracks written by Rafeeq Ahammed.

Track listing
No. Title Singer(s) Length
1. "Kannile Poika" Ganesh Sundaram, Soumya Ramakrishnan 3:16
2. "Aayilyam" Sithara, Govind Menon 3:07
3. "Varum Varum" Bijibal 3:39
Total length: 10:02


The film opened to overwhelmingly positive reviews all over. Many critiques praised the performance of Fahadh Faasil, realistic camera work of Rajeev Ravi and the direction of Dileesh Pothan. In a hilarious write-up film critic Veeyen termed the movie a 'Must-Watch', and writes, "The incidental pleasures that Dileesh Pothan’s film ‘Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum’ offers are many, like the sardonic wisecracks and the continual cackles, while it fundamentally holds an indelible charm inside. A luminously acted rumination on the ifs and buts of life, ‘Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum’ has enough emotional and dramatic drive to let it qualify as a class act with exceptional intelligence and grace."[6]

Bharadwaj rangan, in the review of the film, stated that "Fahadh Faasil gives an exquisitely calibrated performance, equal parts holy fool and wily trickster. He keeps his cards so close to the chest that the performance comes off like the wind. You feel it, but you don’t see it."


  1. ^ "Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum". Retrieved 17 December 2016. 
  2. ^ "Grand reception to Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum, audience go gaga over it". OnManorama. Retrieved 2017-07-01. 
  3. ^ "Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum review: magically realistic". OnManorama. Retrieved 2017-07-01. 
  4. ^ "Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum starts rolling". onlookersmedia. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 
  5. ^ "Bjibal to compose for Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum". indiatimes. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 
  6. ^ "Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum Malayalam Movie Review". Veeyen Unplugged. 30 June 2017. Retrieved 30 June 2017. 

External linksEdit

Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum on IMDb