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This article is about the Malayalam film. For the aristocratic title, see Madampi (Nair title).
Directed by B. Unnikrishnan
Produced by B. C. Joshi
Written by B. Unnikrishnan
Narrated by Suresh Gopi
Starring Mohanlal,
Kavya Madhavan,
KPAC Lalitha
Music by M. Jayachandran
Editing by Manoj
Studio Surya Cinemas
Distributed by Vaisakha Release
Release date(s) 4 July 2008
Running time 139 min.
Country India
Language Malayalam
Budget INR40 million ()[1]
Box office INR100 million

Madampi (Malayalam: മാടമ്പി; translation: Feudal Lord) is a 2008 Malayalam movie starring Mohanlal, KPAC Lalitha and Kavya Madhavan. It was written and directed by B. Unnikrishnan.[2]


Gopalakrishna Pillai (Mohanlal) is a money-lender in a village called Elavattom in Pathanamthitta district. People misunderstand him to be money-minded, without having any emotional bond even towards his mother or younger brother Ramakrishna Pillai (Ajmal Ameer).

As the story moves along, we learn more about the hero. He is considered heartless, as he threw out his father (Sai Kumar) when he was a teenager, for his father's wayward lifestyle. His mother (KPAC Lalitha) hates him for doing that and his brother hates him because he does not let his brother pursue his dream of being an actor and never gives him any freedom.

His main antagonists are Siddique and his younger brothers. Kavya Madhavan assumes the role of Jayalakshmi, a bank manager who is seen as a threat to Gopalakrishna's money lending business.

It turns out that Ramakrishna Pillai is in love with a girl (Mallika Kapoor) from Gopalakrishna Pillai's rival family. Though Gopalakrishnan Pillai arranges the marriage forgetting the rivalry, after marriage he asks his brother to repay him the expenses he incurred for the marriage and prompts the newlyweds to sleep separately. With this he becomes the most hated person of his brother and mother. Frustrated, Ramakrishna Pillai leaves the house and joins his in-laws against Gopalakrishna Pillai by saying that his money-lending business is illegal. Still that doesn't work.

Ramakrishna Pillai accuses his brother of processioning the family wealth alone and he gives false information to the Income Tax Department files a suite against him in court. In the climax it is revealed by Gopalakrishna Pillai's advocate (Jagathy Sreekumar) that Gopalakrishna Pillai has kept his hard-earned wealth in the name of his younger brother and he was always hard on him just to make him responsible. It also is revealed that his father was not thrown out, but committed suicide in a distant place due to his debts. The story ends happily as the brothers reunite and everyone apologises to Gopalakrishna Pillai.

Box office

The film was one of the biggest hits in 2008. The film was made on a budget of INR 3.5 crores. The film got INR 1 crore 90 lakhs as distribution share, INR 1 crore 8 lakhs as satellite and video rights, INR 9 lakhs as audio rights and INR 25 lakhs as overseas right. It got a gross collection of INR 7.5 crores within 30 days. The film collected INR 100 million in total and declared as super hit.[3] The movie ran more than 100 days in major centres.[4]


Actor Role
Mohanlal Puthanveetil Gopalakrishna Pillai
Jagathy Sreekumar Advocate Mohan Kumar
Kavya Madhavan Jayalakshmi
Ajmal Ameer Puthanveetil Ramakrishna Pillai....Kunchako Boban was originally cast to do this role but he opted out.
Innocent Karayogam President Divakaran
V. K. Sriraman Parameswaran Kurup
Siddique Parameswaran's eldest son
Vijay Kumar Parameswaran's second son
Kiran Raj Parameswaran's youngest son
M.R. Gopakumar Raghavan,Parameswaran's younger brother
Narayanan Nair Saghavu, aka Comrade
Mallika Kapoor
KPAC Lalitha Puthanveetil Devakiyamma,Mother of Gopalakrishna Pillai and Ramakrishna Pillai
Sai Kumar Madhavan Menon,Father of Gopala Krishna Pillai and Rama Krishna Pillai
Suraj Venjaramood Keedam Vasu
Biju Pappan Vincent,a Police Officer


Soundtrack album by M. Jayachandran
Released 2008
Genre Film
Length 21:40
Label Satyam Audios
Producer B. C. Joshi
M. Jayachandran chronology

Anthiponvettam Madampi Parthan Kanda Paralokam

The film has four songs composed by M. Jayachandran. The lyrics are by Gireesh Puthenchery and Anil Panachooran (Jeevitham Oru).[5] The songs "Amma Mazhakarinu" and "Kalyanakacheri" were chartbusters.

Track Song Singer(s) Duration Other Notes
1 "Amma Mazhakkarinu" Dr. K. J. Yesudas 4.03 Raga: Navakouns
Kerala State Film Award for Best Music Director
Filmfare Award for Best Singer
Filmfare Award for Best Lyricist
2 "Kalyanakacheri" Shankar Mahadevan 4.27 Raga: Bilahari
Kerala State Film Award for Best Music Director
Kerala State Film Award for Best Singer
3 "Ente Sharike" Sudeep Kumar, Roopa 4.30
4 "Jeevitham Oru" Mohanlal 1.07
5 "Amma Mazhakkarinu" Shweta Mohan 4.03 Raga: Navakouns
6 "Ente Sharike" Sudeep Kumar 4.30


Kerala State Film Awards

Filmfare Awards


See also

  • Madampi – aristocratic title equivalent to "lord" in English


External links

  • Internet Movie Database
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