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Spadikam (1995)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama | 30 March 1995 (India)
A small-town criminal constantly clashes with his strict school headmaster father at the expense of their family lives.

Director:

Bhadran

Writers:

Raajendra Babu (dialogue), Bhadran (story and screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mohanlal ... Aadu Thoma (Thomas Chacko)
Thilakan ... Chacko Master
Sphadikam George ... Kuttikkadan
Urvashi ... Thulasi
Chippy ... Jansy Chacko
K.P.A.C. Lalitha ... Mary
Rajan P. Dev ... Manimala Vakkachan
V.K. Sriraman ... Pookoya
Silk Smitha ... Laila
Nedumudi Venu ... Ravunni Master
Karamana Janardanan Nair ... Fr. Ottaplakkan
N.F. Varghese ... Pachu Pillai
Maniyanpilla Raju ... Kunju Mohammad
Bahadur ... Kurup
Johny ... Maniyan

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Storyline

Chacko Master (Thilakan) is a mathematics teacher as well as the school headmaster in a fictional small town. He is a very strict teacher and does not go easy with his own son Thomas (Mohanlal). Frustrated with his father's heavy-handedness, Thomas leaves home. After 14 years, Thomas returns to his village, now the owner of a stone quarry and a criminal who has a number of unresolved court cases against him. Father and son are mutually resolved never to reconcile with each other, causing immense distress to Thomas's mother and younger sister. Written by Soumitra

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Action | Drama

Certificate:

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That rare masala movie with soul
1 November 2015 | by Cinema_freakSee all my reviews

This movie is filled with action and may be be best known for the signature Mohanlal-mundu attack, but the father-son relationship is the center-stage for the whole movie. Some scenes are very moving. For example, the scene where Thoma's father is to invite Thoma to his sister's wedding, Mohanlal driving the lorry in anguish, the hospital scene, and yes, the climax.

Mohanlal doesn't have a chiseled body or bulging biceps. But his gait, body language, dialogue delivery - all ooze masculinity. Wonderful acting by Mohanlal and Thilakan. This movie seems something at first, but turns out to be something else.

The story (based on a real-life person), background score and acting all fit into place. A definite watch and an all-time Malayalam classic.

This fine movie is director Bhadran's sole saving-grace.


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Country:

India

Language:

Malayalam

Release Date:

30 March 1995 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Prism See more »

Filming Locations:

Changanacherry, Kerala, India

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

INR56,300,000
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Production Co:

Shogun Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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