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Directed by P. Padmarajan[1][2][3]
Produced by Prem Prakash
Written by Vasanthi
Starring Mammootty,
Music by Johnson
Cinematography Shaji N. Karun
Editing by Madhu Kainakari
Distributed by Prakash Movietone
Release date(s) 1983[4]
Running time 150 min
Country India
Language Malayalam

Koodevide is a Box office hit malayalam drama film by P. Padmarajan[1][5][6][7][8][9] starring Mammootty, Suhasini and Rahman (who makes his debut). The film is based based on a Tamil novel by Vasanthi.[10] Koodevide means In Search of a Nest/ In whose nest ? in malayalam.



Alice (Suhasini) is a teacher at a residential school in Ooty. A prodigal and unruly son of a Member of Parliament Xavier Puthooran, Ravi Puthooran (Rahman) joins the school in Alice's class. Alice manages to mentor him into a good student.[11] Alice's boyfriend Captain Thomas (Mammootty) feels intensely jealous of the attention Alice shows upon Ravi Puthooran. He kills the boy apparently by an accident but later surrenders to the police, leaving Alice frustrated in all aspects of her life.[12]

Awards and recognition

Koodevide? won several State awards and also was selected to Indian Panorama.[1] Rahman won Kerala State Film Award for Best Second actor and Sukumari for Best Second actress (1983). The film also won the award for Best Film with popular appeal and aesthetic value.[13] Rahman after this debut film went ahead to become the dream boy of Malayalam film in the 1980s.[14][15][16]



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  2. ^ "The History of Malayalam Cinema". 18 November 2006. Retrieved 2009-01-16.  
  3. ^ "New Thoughts on Films :Koodevide? (1983),". Retrieved 2009-01-16.  
  4. ^ "List of Malayalam films released during the year 1983". PRD, Govt of Kerala. Retrieved 2009-01-16.  
  5. ^ "Koodevide (1983)". Retrieved 2009-01-16.  
  6. ^ "Film & TV Database > KOODEVIDE?". Retrieved 2009-01-16.  
  7. ^ Encyclopaedia of Indian Cinema. British Film Institute:Produced in association with the National Film Archive of India. 1994. pp. 134,156,206. ISBN 0851704557, 9780851704555.  
  8. ^ Cinema in India. National Film Development Corporation of India. 1987. pp. 23.  
  9. ^ Third World Film Making and the West. University of California Press. 1987. pp. 122. ISBN 0520056906, 9780520056909.  
  10. ^ Malayalam Literary Survey. Kēraḷa Sāhitya Akkādami. 1998. pp. 26.  
  11. ^ Conscience of the Race: India's Offbeat Cinema. India Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. Publications Division. 2005. pp. 113. ISBN 8123012985, 9788123012988.  
  12. ^ "Plot summary for Koodevide?". IMDB. Retrieved 2009-01-16.  
  13. ^ "STATE FILM AWARDS 1969 - 2007 : 1983". Public Relations Department (PRD), Government of Kerala. Retrieved 2009-01-16.  
  14. ^ "Rahman is back". 30 July 2004. Retrieved 2009-01-16.  
  15. ^ "Rahman staging a comeback". IndiaGlitz. 13 November 2006. Retrieved 2009-01-16.  
  16. ^ "Rahman back in Malayalam". 12 January 2005. Retrieved 2009-01-16.  

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