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Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum

Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum (English: Booty and the Witness) is a 2017 Indian Malayalam-language black comedy film directed by Dileesh Pothan and written by Sajeev Pazhoor. It stars Fahadh Faasil, Suraj Venjaramoodu, Nimisha Sajayan, Alencier Ley Lopez and Sibi Thomas.[1] The cinematography was by Rajeev Ravi, while the songs and background score were composed by Bijibal.[2] The film was released in India on 30 June 2017 to positive reviews.[3]

Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum
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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
  • 30 June 2017 (2017-06-30) (India)
Running time
135 minutes
Country India
Language Malayalam



The story follows the newly married inter-caste couple, Sreeja (Nimisha) and Prasad (Suraj Venjaramoodu), from Cherthala who move up north to Kasargod. On a bus journey, Sreeja's gold chain is stolen by a thief also called Prasad(Fahad Faasil). He swallows the chain but not before Sreeja notices it. He gets caught by the passengers who take him to the nearby police station. On police inquiry, the thief denies the act. Eventually, after a medical examination, the chain is found stuck inside his stomach. How to extract the chain, then becomes the question. Meanwhile the thief tries to run away but gets caught. The couple is made to appear in the police station, almost everyday. The next medical examination shows that the chain is no more inside his stomach, when asked he says he had given the chain to the constable and this leads to further complications. To wrap up the case the constable decides to buy a new chain and mark it as the stolen chain. Meanwhile the thief negotiates with the couple and reveals the real location of the chain he had stolen from them.


  • Fahadh Faasil as Prasad, the thief
  • Suraj Venjaramoodu as Prasad, Sreeja's husband
  • Nimisha Sajayan as Sreeja
  • Alencier Ley Lopez as A.S.I. Chandran
  • Vettukili Prakash as Sreekandan (Sreeja's father)
  • Mini K. S. as Sreeja's mother
  • Sibi Thomas as Sub Inspector Sajan Mathew
  • K. T. Sudhakaran as Sudhakaran
  • K. T. Balachandran as Babu sir
  • Unniraj Chervathur as Rajesh Ambalathara
  • Shince Mathew
  • Surabhi Mundath Payaneer
  • P. Sivadas as Police writer
  • Aravindan as Faizal
  • Sarath kovilakam as Sarath


Principal photography commenced from 7 December 2016 in Kasaragod. Other locations include Vaikom and Cherthala.[4] Nimisha Sajayan, was selected from general auditions. Also the film has real-life police officers in the roles of the police officers.


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


Critic Veeyen termed the movie has sardonic wisecracks and the continual cackles, which fundamentally holds the charm of an otherwise unexciting film. He closes of by signifying the exceptional intelligence and grace the film has in terms of flow.[6]

Bharadwaj, in the review of the film, stated that "Fahadh Faasil's equal parts lazy and wily trickster acting and Alencier Ley Lopez's character acting as luminously exceptional." He praises on the beauty of police office politics that Dileesh & Sajeev was able to portray as the drive that calibrates the film.

Manorama praises real-life police officer Sibi Thomas for his comedic and yet balanced performance.[7]


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