Patanayakan (1996)

 ●  Malayalam ● 2 hrs 12 mins

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Interspersed with humour, this fiery revenge drama delves into the life of Pappan, a fierce criminal with a good heart. Prison is almost like a second home for Pappan, and after his latest visit, he returns to delve back into the world of violence and crime. When Pappan's loyal aide accidentally murders one of their enemies, their troubles spiral out of control, until the both of them try to escape the city. In the process, they come across a middle-aged lady and her young daughter being assaulted, and when they come to her rescue, she's extremely grateful and takes them in. However, it is only later that they find out that the lady has a bitter enmity with a powerful and wealthy landlord, Marthandam and are soon going to become her weapons for revenge against him. How will the two young men react? Will they take up the challenge to defeat a tyrannical landlord try to escape once more?

Cast: Dileep Pillai

Crew: Nissar Abdul Khadir (Director), Venu Isc (Director of Photography), Rajamani (Music Director)

Genres: Drama

Release Dates: 01 Jan 1996 (India)

Malayalam Name: പഠനയകാൻ

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as Damu
as Kottappuram Yashodha
as Komalan
Supporting Actor
Supporting Actress
as Maliyekkal Marthandan


Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography


Music Director
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Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.39:1 (Scope)

Music Director: Rajamani
Playback Singer: KS Chithra

Music Director: Rajamani
Playback Singer: MG Sreekumar

Music Director: Rajamani
Playback Singer: KJ Yesudas