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Directed by B. Unnikrishnan
Produced by B C Joshi
Written by B. Unnikrishnan
Narrated by Suresh Gopi
Starring Mohanlal,
Kavya Madhavan,
KPAC Lalitha
Music by M. Jayachandran
Editing by Manoj
Distributed by Vaisakha Release
Release date(s) July 4, 2008
Running time 139 min.
Country  India
Language Malayalam
Budget 3.3 Crores

Madampi (Malayalam: മാടമ്പി; translation: Feudal Lord) is a 2008 Malayalam movie starring Mohanlal, KPAC Lalitha and Kavya Madhavan. It was written and directed by B. Unnikrishnan.[1]



Gopalakrishnan Pillai (Mohanlal) is a money-lender in a village. People misunderstand him to be money-minded, without having any emotional bond even towards his mother or younger brother Ramakrishnan Pillai (Ajmal Ameer).

As the story moves along, we learn more about the hero. He is considered heartless, as he threw out his father (Sai Kumar) when he was a teenager, for his father's wayward lifestyle. His mother (KPAC Lalitha) hates him for doing that and his brother hates him because he does not let his brother pursue his dream of being an actor and never gives him any freedom.

His main antagonists are Siddique and his younger brothers. Kavya Madhavan assumes the role of Jayalakshmi, a bank manager who is seen as a threat to Gopalakrishnan's money lending business.

It turns out that Ramakrishnan Pillai is in love with a girl (Mallika Kapoor) from Gopalakrishnan Pillai's rival family. Though Gopalakrishnan Pillai arranges the marriage forgetting the rivalry, after marriage he asks his brother to repay him the expenses he incurred for the marriage and prompts the newlyweds to sleep separately. With this he becomes the most hated person of his brother and mother. Frustrated, Ramakrishnan Pillai leaves the house and joins his in-laws against Gopalakrishnan Pillai by saying that his money-lending business is illegal. Still that doesn't work.

Ramakrishnan Pillai accuses his brother of processioning the family wealth alone and files a suite against him in court. In the climax it is revealed by Gopalakrishnan Pillai's advocate (Jagathy Sreekumar) that Gopalakrishnan Pillai has kept his hard-earned wealth in the name of his younger brother and he was always hard on him just to make him responsible. It also is revealed that his father was not thrown out, but committed suicide in a distant place due to his debts. The story ends happily as the brothers reunite and everyone apologizes to Gopalakrishnan Pillai.

Box office

The flim was one of the biggest hits in 2008.


Actor Role
Mohanlal Gopala Krishna Pillai
Jagathy Sreekumar Mohan Kumar
Kavya Madhavan Jayalaksmi
Ajmal Ameer Rama Krishna Pillai
Innocent Karayogam President Divakaran
V.K.Sriraman Kurup
Siddique Sri Raman's eldest son
Vijay Kumar Sri Raman's second son
Kiran Raj Sri Raman's youngest son
M.R. Gopakumar Sri Raman's younger brother
Narayanan Nair Saghavu aka comrade
Mallika Kapoor Rama Krishna Pillai's Wife
KPAC Lalitha Mother Of Gopala Krishna Pillai & Rama Krishna Pillai
Sai Kumar Father Of Gopala Krishna Pillai & Rama Krishna Pillai
Suraj Venjaramood Thallu Kolli
Biju Pappan Police Officer


The film has six songs composed by M. Jayachandran. The lyrics are by Gireesh Puthenchery and Anil Panachooran.[2] The songs "Amma Mazhakarinu" and "Kalyanakacheri" were chartbusters.

Song Singer(s)
"Amma Mazhakarinu" Shweta Mohan
"Amma Mazhakarinu" K. J. Yesudas
"Ente Sarike" Sudeep Kumar
"Ente Sarike" Roopa, Sudeep Kumar
"Jeevitham Oru" Mohanlal
"Kalyanakacheri" Shankar Mahadevan


See also


  1. ^ Nagarajan, Saraswathy (2008-07-04). "Of banks and bankers". Friday Review Thiruvananthapuram. The Hindu. Retrieved 2009-03-11. 
  2. ^ Jayakumar, G. (2008-07-15). "Tale of two fighting families". The Hindu. Retrieved 2009-03-11. 

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