Dasharatham (1989)

 ●  Malayalam ● 2 hrs 34 mins

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This emotionally charged relationship drama delves into the trials and travails in the life of a wealthy bachelor, Rajiv Menon (Mohanlal) who has had a very troubled family life and resolved to stay single after his mother betrayed and deserted his father. However, when a friend (Venu) brings his family over for the vacation, Rajiv discovers that he likes the company of children and asks his friend to let him adopt one of his. When the friend refuses, Rajiv, wanting to avoid marriage at all costs, advertises for a womb that he might artificially inseminate. Annie (Rekha) agrees to mother a child, mainly to pay for the medical expenses of her paralysed sportsman-husband. However, when the baby is born, she refuses to hand it over, although her now recovered and jealous husband insists that she do so. Annie now has a trilemma as she has to face her husband’s feelings, her responsibilities to the child and her contract with Rajiv. How will Rajiv react to Annie's inability to part with her baby, due to her unconditional love and emotional attachment to it?
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Cast: Mohanlal, Rekha Mallick

Crew: Sibi Malayil (Director), Venu Isc (Director of Photography), Johnson Master (Music Director)

Rating: A (India)

Genres: Comedy, Drama

Release Dates: 19 Oct 1989 (India)

Malayalam Name: ദശരഥം

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as Rajiv Menon
as Annie (as Rekha)
as Mariyamma
as Chandradas' Mother
as Advocate
as Chandradas




Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography


Music Director
Playback Singer


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Colour Info:
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.39:1 (Scope)
Mohanlal delivers one for his best in career performance with this movie.

This film was dubbed in Marathi as 'Maaza Mulaga'.