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Moonnam Pakkam (1988)

An old man spends his life in solitude awaiting his grandson to come for vacation after 6 years. He thought he was the most happiest man in the world until he found out that fate has something unpredictable for him.

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Credited cast:
Jagathi N.K. Achari
Ajayan ...
Krishnankutty
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Ranjith Menon
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Bhasi's Mother
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Jayan
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Paramasivam
Ragini
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Lopez
Rajkumar
Kirti Singh ...
Bhadra
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Kavala
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Thampi (Thilakan) retired as an accountant from Indian Railway in mid-1980s following his son's death leads a solitary life in his ancestral house. Thampi's grandson Bhasker a.k.a. Pachu (Jayaram) had completed his medicine studies from Bangalore. Thampi is excited when his grandson Pachu, comes along with his friends- Lopez (Rahman), Renjith Menon (Ashokan) and Krishnankutty (Ajayan) to spend his vacation with grandpa. Their presence brings joy and happiness into Thampi's house. Pachu is engaged to a girl, Bhadra (Kirti Singh) who happened to be the granddaughter of Thampi's friend. During the vacation Pachu and his friends often goes to the nearby beach for a swim. During one such visit Pachu and Lopez gets pulled into the ocean and only Lopez manages to escape. The Police and the locals conduct a rescue operation in the ocean but in vain. It is believed among the locals that whatever that is taken by the ocean is returned on the third day (as meant by the title of the movie). ...

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The movie features Jagathy Sreekumar, his son (as Jayaram's childhood) and his father (as Badra's grand father). See more »

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Bhasi: When I was a kid you told me I would see lord Krishna if I hold a salt flake on my tongue and melt it just like that.
Bhasi: I did it but didn't see anything. foolish me...
Grandpa: Okay, If I tell it again now, for whom will you do it?
Bhasi: No need to say for whom, you just say and I'll do it...
[puts a flake on tongue]
Grandpa: No, you don't have to...
[Throws away the flake from his tongue]
Grandpa: I always wondered why god was letting me live through, all these tragedies, bereavements. Now I know why, It is to be with you.
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Simple yet touching story
4 January 2008 | by See all my reviews

It would take a really tough person to watch this movie in entirety and not be moved to tears. Its a simple story of a grandfather, how the arrival of his grandson and friends, turns a sleepy house into a fun filled one. The title of the movie means "on the third (day)". This is another one of the genius Padmarajan's work. Unfortunate incidents happen and how traumatic it can be for an elderly person forms the main the theme. The directors excellence lies in the fact that he took a story that can be told in a single line and made a tear jerker out of it, and boy what a job he did! Thilakan as the grandfather is thoroughly believable and you cannot help feel sympathy for the person. The songs of this movie are also enjoyable


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