Release date10 March 1994 WriterT.V. Chandran, C.V. Sriraman ScreenplayT. V. Chandran, C. V. Sreeraman CastMammootty (Ponthan Mada), Naseeruddin Shah (Seema Thampuran), Laboni Sarkar, Janardhanan, Maniyanpilla Raju Similar moviesMammootty appears in Ponthan Mada and Vidheyan
Ponthan Mada is a 1994 Malayalam-language Indian feature film written and directed by T. V. Chandran. The film stars Mammootty and Naseeruddin Shah.
Ponthan Mada is based on two short stories, Ponthan Mada and Sheema Thampuran by C. V. Sreeraman. Set in the 1940s British India, the film is about the extraordinary, uncanny and touching bonding of the so-called low-caste Ponthan Mada (Mammootty) with his colonial landlord Sheema Thampuran (Naseeruddin Shah), who was expelled to British India from England during his youth for supporting the Irish Republican Army. Crossing the class boundaries, the two communicate through Thampuran's window with Mada hanging from a palm tree.
The film has won the following awards since its release:
1994 National Film Awards (India)
Won - Golden Lotus Award - Best Director - T. V. Chandran
Won - Silver Lotus Award - Best Actor - Mammootty
Won - Silver Lotus Award - Best Music Director - Johnson
This is the only Malayalam-language film of Naseeruddin Shah.