Thanmathra (2005)

 ●  Malayalam ● 2 hrs 40 mins

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This touching family drama revolves around the life of Ramesan Nair (Mohanlal), a Kerala government secretariat employee, cocooned in his own small and happy world. An honest and sincere man, Ramesan's family consists of his loving wife Lekha (Meera Vasudevan), son Manu (Arjun Lal) who is a plus-two student, and daughter Manju (Baby Niranjana), a primary school student. His biggest ambition is to see that his son gets into the IAS (Indian Administrative Service), something he himself had failed to achieve despite being a brilliant student. Manu is a very loving son and an intelligent student who shares a strong emotional bond with his father. All in all, they form the very picture of loving family, with a bright future. However, fate has other ideas. Ramesan starts to develop problems with his memory. What starts as commonplace omissions and absentmindedness, quickly grows into handicapping cognitive and behavioral impairments. The first time these behavioural lapses become evident is when Ramesan misplaces a very important office file at his home, inside the refrigerator. One day he arrives in office after buying a bag of vegetables and starts behaving as if he had reached home after his office hours. He begins acting strangely in the office, as if he has lost his sense of time and place. He is taken to the doctor by his family and close friend, Joseph (Jagathy Sreekumar). What is the reason behind Ramesan loss of memory and cognitive abilities? How will the happy family cope with the changes in his behaviour? Will they remain steadfast and united in their unconditional bond of love and adapt to the changes with determination and resilience?
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Cast: Meera Vasudevan, Mohanlal

Crew: Blessy (Director), Sethu Sriram (Director of Photography), Mohan Sithara (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Drama, Family

Release Dates: 16 Dec 2005 (India)

Malayalam Name: തന്മാത്ര

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Did you know? The film won the Best Feature Film in Malayalam Award at the 53rd National Film Awards. Read More
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as Lekha
as Ramesan Nair
as Manu
as Lekha's Father
as Joseph
as Ramesan's Father
as Doctor
as Ramesan Nair's childhood friend




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24 fps
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2.35:1, 2.39:1 (Scope)
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The film won the Best Feature Film in Malayalam Award at the 53rd National Film Awards.