Sathyan Anthikad has set a trend with his series of family entertainers and, “Katha Thudarunnu” is his 50th film in this series. Like his other films, Katha Thudarunnu also strikes the hearts of many family-entertainer loving film audiences of Kerala.
Katha Thudarunnu narrates a story that surrounds the life of a single mother Vidya (starring Mamtha Mohandas) whose life turns to complete helplessness once her husband Shanavas (Asif Ali), (whom she dared to live with despite objections from both the families and religion), gets killed in an attack by the quotation group. It was then that the autorikshaw driver Preman (Jayaram), who lives in a colony, came to the rescue of her and child. She finds new meaning to the life once she starts feeling the love and care of the people living in the colony. Her life turns around completely once she completes the MBBS degree that was stopped with her love marriage, with the help of the poor people in the colony. And, the story continues with here off to Kuwait with Preman awaiting her return.
While the events in the film, Sathyan Anthikad has tried to showcase the various aspects of the life, politics, religion, exploitation of women, quotation gangs and robbery.
Mamtha has been given a strong character as a single mother, who overcomes her ill-fate and is able to cope up with every condition that life brings in. The child actress Anikha has successfully enacted her role as the little daughter.
In this film too Sathyan brings in some of the actors, who played lead roles in his previous film “Bhagyadevatha.” Another thing Sathyan Anthikad has brought to the scene is the Star Singer contest and the hopes of the poor parents which in turn raises the waves of laughter among the audience.
So the film takes us through various events that let the audience to shed some tears and also raise some laughter. The songs are written by Vayalar Sharath Chandra Varma and are given its life by the great Ilayaraja. The song ‘ Aaaro padunnu.. ‘is sure to catch the attention of music lovers.
So in total, I think Sathyan Anthikad has been successful with his film ‘Katha Thudarunnu‘. This film indeed gives some hope to the Malayalam film industry which suffers from poor stories and other crisis.