Dasharatham (1989)

 ●  Malayalam ● 2 hrs 34 mins

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This emotionally charged relationship drama delves into the trials and travails in the life of a wealthy bachelor, Rajiv Menon (Mohanlal) who has had a very troubled family life and resolved to stay single after his mother betrayed and deserted his father. However, when a friend (Venu) brings his family over for the vacation, Rajiv discovers that he likes the company of children and asks his friend to let him adopt one of his. When the friend refuses, Rajiv, wanting to avoid marriage at all costs, advertises for a womb that he might artificially inseminate. Annie (Rekha) agrees to mother a child, mainly to pay for the medical expenses of her paralysed sportsman-husband. However, when the baby is born, she refuses to hand it over, although her now recovered and jealous husband insists that she do so. Annie now has a trilemma as she has to face her husband’s feelings, her responsibilities to the child and her contract with Rajiv. How will Rajiv react to Annie's inability to part with her baby, due to her unconditional love and emotional attachment to it?
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Cast: Mohanlal Nair, Rekha Mallick

Crew: Sibi Malayil (Director), Venu Isc (Director of Photography), Johnson Master (Music Director)

Genres: Comedy, Drama

Release Dates: 19 Oct 1989 (India)

Malayalam Name: ദശരഥം

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Did you know? This movie was dubbed in the Marathi language and released under the title 'Maaza Mulaga'. Read More
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as Rajiv Menon
as Annie (as Rekha)
as Mariyamma
as Chandradas' Mother
as Advocate
as Chandradas

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Director

Writers

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography

Music

Music Director
Lyricist
Playback Singer

Editorial

Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Malayalam
Colour Info:
Color
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
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Music Director: Johnson Master
Playback Singer: MG Sreekumar
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Music Director: Johnson Master
Playback Singer: KS Chithra, MG Sreekumar
Trivia:
The climax scene where Mohanlal asks Sukumari, "Will you be my mother?" and silently cries and walks away, is considered to be one of the most heart-wrenching, unforgettable climaxes in Malayalam Cinema. Later on Sukumari stated in an interview that, the climax was shot in real emotion and both Mohanlal and Sukumari cried.

Mohanlal delivers one of his career-best performances in this movie and his character in the movie is well remembered, even today, by Malayalam Film audiences.

This movie was dubbed in the Marathi language and released under the title 'Maaza Mulaga'.