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Onnu Muthal Poojyam Vare (1986)

Not Rated | | Drama | 20 October 1986 (India)
The film sheds light on the story of Aleena (Asha Jayaram), a widow and her four-year-old daughter Deepamol (Geethu Mohandas). Aleena lives with her daughter treasuring the memories of her ... See full summary »


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Cast overview:
Mohanlal ... Telephone Uncle
Asha Jayaram Asha Jayaram ... Aleena
Nedumudi Venu ... Dr. K. K. Menon
Shari ... Elizabeth
Sukumari ... Sister
Prathap Pothen ... Josekutty (as Prathap K. Pothan)
Geethu Mohandas ... (as Baby Geethu Mohandas)
Suresh Gopi ... Man at the beach
Mukesh ... Man at the icecream parlor
Sainuddin ... The Santa Clause
Kalabhavan Rahman ... Icecream Parlor Waiter


The film sheds light on the story of Aleena (Asha Jayaram), a widow and her four-year-old daughter Deepamol (Geethu Mohandas). Aleena lives with her daughter treasuring the memories of her late husband (Prathap Pothan) in a big house. She repeatedly dismisses the notion of remarriage. She is a painter and works in the advertising industry. Deepamol is a bubbly little girl always playing around with the telephone making random calls. One such call turns their life forever when Deepamol gets in contact with her "Telephone uncle" (Mohanlal). Deepamol gets attached to Telephone uncle very fast. Though Aleena was on the fence and skeptical of the man's intentions, she eventually falls in love. Telephone uncle resists the coercions from the mother and never reveals his name or whereabouts. Finally, he comes to their place on the night of Deepamol's birthday raising Aleena's hope for a better life, only to put an end to it within a very short time. Watch the full movie Onnu Muthal Poojyam ...

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Ponnum Thinkal Pottum Maane
Written by O.N.V. Kurup
Performed by G. Venugopal
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Onnumudhal Poojyam Vare
11 January 2010 | by ashwinckSee all my reviews

I always wanted to watch this movie for years though I had the opportunity to see the songs of the movie.The movie really is the best movie I have ever watched across languages.The acting of Asha Jayaram is the best ever.I have also watched Thaniyavarthanam.I would rate Asha Jayaram as the best actress ever in Malayalam.Sad to know that she has done only two movies.The movie and the story touched my heart by all means.The closeness between a single mother and kid is amazing and extremely natural.The need of love is extremely well demanded by Aleena and Deepa Mol,made me sink in tears.I tried my best to refrain from crying but the acting of Aleena,Deepa Mol and Telephone uncle did it all.I finally felt all three of them are a closely knit family and I prayed they should live happily ever after...

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