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Director  T. V. Chandran
Release date  October 2003 (India)
Country  India
7.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama
Music director  Johnson
Writer  Aryadan Shaukat
Language  Malayalam

Screenplay  T. V. Chandran, Aryadan Shoukath
Cast  Meera Jasmine (Shahina), Irshad (Rasaq), Suja Karthika (Janakikutty), Mamukkoya (Hassan Moythu), MR Gopakumar (Abdu)
Similar movies  Related T V Chandran movies

Padam Onnu: Oru Vilapam (English: Lesson One: A Wail) is a 2003 Indian Malayalam film, written and directed by T. V. Chandran. The film stars Meera Jasmine as Shahina, who won the National Film Award for Best Actress and Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress in 2003 for her performance in this movie. Later the film was dubbed in Tamil


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National Film Award

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  • Best Film on Family Welfare
  • Best Actress- Meera Jasmine

  • Paadam Onnu: Oru Vilapam Padam Onnu YouTube

    Kerala State Film Award

  • Second Best Film
  • Best actress: Meera Jasmine
  • Second best actress: Rosalin
  • Best story:Aryadan Shoukat
  • Special Jury award: P. Sreekumar
  • Asianet Film Awards

  • Best actress: Meera Jasmine
  • Kerala film critics award

  • Best Film
  • Best Director:T. V. Chandran
  • Best actress: Meera Jasmine
  • V Shantaram Award

  • Best Actress: Meera Jasmine
  • Mathrubhumi Film Awards

  • Mathrubhumi - Medimix Award for Best Actress: Meera Jasmine
  • National Film Academy Award

  • Best Actress: Meera Jasmine
  • Kerala Film Audience Council Award

  • Best Actress: Meera Jasmine
  • Plot

    Shahina is a teenage Muslim girl studying in the 10th grade, when her relatives and the community chiefs decide to marry her to a boy named Rasaq. However, Rasaq is already married and the father of a child. Shahina knows nothing about married life and her interest still lie in attending school. Rasaq exploits shahina sexually in the beginning by drugging her, and later divorces her saying that she is not fit for the family. Shahina is happy that she can return to school, but soon realizes that she is pregnant.


    Razia, holding a baby, is sent back home by her husband because her parents have failed to give the promised dowry. Razia���s friend, Shahina, visited her. She tries to cheer her up by talking about the baby and their days at school.

    Hassan Moyeen is a busy matchmaker. Economically backward families opt for a Mysore marriage ��� where they give their daughters in marriage to unknown men from the neighbouring province of Mysore. Razia���s was one such marriage brokered by Hassan Moyeen. Her husband arrives seeking the remaining dowry amount, and seeks Hassan���s intervention.

    Shahina���s mother, Saphia, makes a living by making rice dumplings and selling them at a nearby teashop.

    Razak is already married, and has a child. He is trying to leave for the Gulf in search of a job. He decides to get married again so he can use the dowry to fund his trip. Hassan was hired to find a match for him. He impresses upon Saphia and her brother Abdu that it is time for Shahina to be married off.

    Shahina reacts violently to the proposal because she wants to continue her studies. In spite of her mother���s sympathy, the elders, especially the men, try to dissuade her from her studies. For them her defiance amounts to deviant behavior. Finally, Shahina is forced to give in.

    Razak meets with repeated failure in his attempts to consummate his marriage with Shahina, because sex is something the girl cannot make sense of. His very sight provokes revulsion in her. Razak���s first wife, Wahida, feels sorry for Shahina. On her part, Shahina takes a liking to Razak���s daughter, Mumtaz, and the two become inseparable.

    Meanwhile, Razak forces Wahida to administer sedatives to Shahina. While she sleeps, Razak fulfills his sexual desire over shahina. When she wakes up, a shocked Shahina turns hysterical in anger. Razak uses her behavior as a pretext to divorce her. He takes her back home where Shahina resumes her studies. On the first day of exams, she slumps on her desk. A medical examination reveals that she is pregnant. A dejected Saphia dies. Shahina is accused of adultery and ostracized.


  • Meera Jasmine as Shahina
  • M. R. Gopakumar as Abdu
  • Irshad as Rasaq
  • Mamukkoya as Hassan Moythu
  • Suja Karthika as Janakikutty
  • Anu Joseph as Wahida
  • Anamika Sivaraj as Razia
  • References

    Paadam Onnu: Oru Vilapam Wikipedia
    Paadam Onnu: Oru Vilapam IMDb