Eakantham (Malayalam: ഏകാന്തം) is a 2006 Malayalam feature film directed by Madhu Kaithapram, who made his debut. The film stars veteran actors Thilakan and Murali. It tells the story of two brothers who suffer from isolation and loneliness in their old age. It received critical praise and won many awards including two National Film Awards and a Kerala State Film Award.
Achutha Menon (Thilakan) and Ravunni Menon (Murali) are brothers who part ways when they are young. However, they mend fences when age catches up with them and become thick friends. Achutha Menon is shattered by the demise of his wife who had stood by him through thick and thin for the last 40 years. Ravunni Menon's woes are worse; after the death of his wife, his children neglect him. Ravunni Menon is also suffering from a terminal illness. The film ends on an emotional note.Thilakan as Achutha MenonMurali as Ravunni MenonSalim Kumar as VelayudhanManoj K. Jayan as Dr. SunnyMadhupalMeera Vasudev as Dr. SophyBindu PanikkarRoslin as Velayudhen's motherShobha Mohan as Mother SUperiorNational Film Awards (2007)Indira Gandhi Award for Best First Film of a Director - Madhu KaithapramSpecial Jury Award - ThilakanKerala State Film Awards (2006)Special Jury Award - Madhu Kaithapram
Music by Kaithapram Viswanath and Lyrics by Kaithapram Damodaran Namboothiri.Kaiyyethum Doore Oru Kuttikkalam - K. J. Yesudas
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