Ottayal Pattalam

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  • NR
  • 1992
  • 2 hr 13 min
  • 6.6  (76)

Ottayal Pattalam is a 1990 Malayalam language film starring Mukesh, Madhoo, and Innocent. The film was written and directed by T. K. Rajeev Kumar, and produced by Menaka under the banner of Revathy Kalamandhir. Ottayal Pattalam is a drama film that explores the theme of human emotions and relationships. The film's story revolves around Anandan (Mukesh) and his family. Anandan is a successful businessman who has everything in his life, except happiness. He is a workaholic and neglects his wife and son. His wife Veena (Madhoo) feels ignored and lonely in the house. She seeks solace in music and starts singing in a local music group. Meanwhile, their son is struggling to cope up with his studies and feels neglected by his father.

One day, Veena meets her old friend Ramu (Innocent) who is a writer, and she shares her problems with him. Ramu advises her to focus on her son's education and try to bring her husband closer to her. He also suggests that she should start a music school to utilize her time and talent.

Veena takes Ramu's advice and starts a music school. She meets new people and becomes popular in the locality. Gradually, her husband also starts noticing her efforts and begins to appreciate her. The family gets reunited and becomes a happy family once again.

The film's narrative is engaging and the characterizations are well-crafted. The protagonist Anandan is a complex character who is torn between his work and family. His wife Veena is a strong character who fights for her rights and independence. Innocent's character Ramu is a comic relief who brings lightness to the film.

The film's music is composed by Johnson and the songs are beautifully rendered by K. S. Chithra and K. J. Yesudas. The film's cinematography by Santosh Sivan is breathtaking, especially the scenes shot in the backwaters of Kerala.

Overall, Ottayal Pattalam is a heartwarming film that explores the theme of family values and relationships. The film's message of balancing work and family life is relevant even today. The performances of the lead actors are noteworthy, especially Mukesh and Madhoo. The film was a commercial success and received critical acclaim for its direction, screenplay, and performances. It is a must-watch for Malayalam film lovers.

Ottayal Pattalam is a 1992 comedy with a runtime of 2 hours and 13 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.6.

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    2 hr 13 min
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    6.6  (76)