Nakhakshathangal (Malayalam: നഖക്ഷതങ്ങള്) is a 1986 Malayalam film directed by Hariharan, written by M. T. Vasudevan Nair, and starring Monisha, Vineeth and Saleema. The lead actress, Monisha, won the distinguished National Film Award for Best Actress for her role, that made her the first actress to get a National Award for her debut film and the youngest actress to achieve the feat. The film was a huge blockbuster, and is more noted for its songs. It was remade in Tamil as Pookkal Vidum Thoothu.
The story is about Ramu (Vineeth), a 16-year-old boy who is staying with his annoying uncle, who gets angry and often treats Ramu like a slave. On a trip to the pilgrim town of Guruvayoor with his uncle (played by Thilakan), Ramu meet 15-year-old Gowri (Monisha), who has come with her grandmother. Both find love, and after sharing a few tender talks and moments depart without a clue that they will meet again. When back Ramu runs away from his uncle and lands up in the city with his neighbor namboothiri (played by Jayachandran). As fate would have it, Ramu and Gowri meet again. Good conduct and intelligence of Ramu gets noticed and he is asked by a lawyer to stay in the house, where Gowri is a maid. The lawyer's deaf and dumb daughter Lakshmi (Saleema) gets attracted to Ramu and the lawyer fixes the marriage without asking Ramu. The triangle love story leads to a sad ending.Monisha as GowriVineeth as RamuSaleema as LakshmiThilakan as UncleKaviyoor PonnammaJayachandran as Neighbor NamboothiriJagannatha Varma as Lawyer
The music was composed by Bombay Ravi and lyrics was written by ONV Kurup. The songs became even more popular than the film, and are still chartbusters. K. S. Chithra got her second National Award for the song 'Manjal Prasadavum'.
1987 National Film Awards (India)Won - National Film Award for Best Actress - MonishaWon - National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer - K S Chithra for "Manjalprasadavum"
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