Madampi (Malayalam: മാടമ്പി; translation: Feudal Lord) is a 2008 Malayalam Action Family Drama movie starring Mohanlal, KPAC Lalitha and Kavya Madhavan. It was written and directed by B. Unnikrishnan.The film got positive critical reviews and was one of the highest grossing malayalam movie of that year..
Gopalakrishna Pillai (Mohanlal) is a money-lender in a village called Elavattom in Pathanamthitta district. People misunderstand him to be money-minded, without having any emotional bond even towards his mother Devaki Amma (KPAC Lalitha) or younger brother Ramakrishna Pillai (Ajmal Ameer).
As the story moves along, we learn more about the hero. He is considered heartless, as he threw out his father Madhava Menon (Sai Kumar) when he was a teenager, for his father's wayward lifestyle. His mother hates him for doing that and his brother hates him because he does not let his brother pursue his dream of being an actor and never gives him any freedom.
His main antagonists are Sreedharan (Siddique) and his younger brothers. Kavya Madhavan assumes the role of Jayalakshmi, a bank manager who is seen as a threat to Gopalakrishna Pillai's money lending business.
It turns out that Ramakrishna Pillai is in love with a girl (Mallika Kapoor) from Gopalakrishna Pillai's rival family. Though Gopalakrishnan Pillai arranges the marriage forgetting the rivalry, after marriage he asks his brother to repay him the expenses he incurred for the marriage and prompts the newlyweds to sleep separately. With this he becomes the most hated person of his brother and mother. Frustrated, Ramakrishna Pillai leaves the house and joins his in-laws against Gopalakrishna Pillai by saying that his money-lending business is illegal. Still that doesn't work.
Ramakrishna Pillai accuses his brother of processioning the family wealth alone and he gives false information to the Income Tax Department files a suite against him in court. In the climax it is revealed by Gopalakrishna Pillai's advocate (Jagathy Sreekumar) that Gopalakrishna Pillai has kept his hard-earned wealth in the name of his younger brother and he was always hard on him just to make him responsible. It also is revealed that his father was not thrown out, but committed suicide in a distant place due to his debts. The story ends happily as the brothers reunite and everyone apologises to Gopalakrishna Pillai.
The film was one of the biggest hits in 2008. The film was made on a budget of ₹ 3.5 crores. The film got ₹ 1 crore 90 lakhs as distribution share, ₹ 1 crore 8 lakhs as satellite and video rights, ₹ 9 lakhs as audio rights and ₹ 25 lakhs as overseas right. It got a gross collection of ₹ 7.5 crores within 30 days. The film collected ₹ 100 million in total. The movie ran more than 100 days in major centres.
The film has four songs composed by M. Jayachandran. The lyrics are by Gireesh Puthenchery and Anil Panachooran (Jeevitham Oru). The songs "Amma Mazhakarinu" and "Kalyanakacheri" were chartbusters.
Kerala State Film Awards
M. Jayachandran – Best Music Director (Kalyanakacheri, Amma Mazhakkarinu)
Shankar Mahadevan – Best Male Playback Singer (Kalyanakacheri)
Dr. K. J. Yesudas – Best Male Playback Singer (Amma Mazhakkarinu)
Gireesh Puthenchery – Best Lyricist (Amma Mazhakkarinu)
Mohanlal – Asianet Film Award, Vanitha Film Award, AMMA (Dubai) Award for Best Actor