Thankamani Incident again as movie with dileep as Hero



Dileep, the popular Indian actor, is all set to take the silver screen by storm in his 148th film, “Thankamani.” Directed by Ratheesh Reghunandan and produced by Rafi Mathira and RB Chaudhary under the banners of Super Good Films and Ifar Media, this movie has been generating quite the buzz among film enthusiasts. In this article, we’ll unravel the intriguing story behind the movie’s inspiration—the Thankamani incident of 1986 that shook the political landscape of Kerala.


The Cast

“Thankamani” boasts a talented ensemble cast, with Dileep in the lead role. Alongside him, the film features renowned actresses Pranitha Subhash and Neeta Pillai from the Malayalam and Tamil film industries. Notably, the movie also includes over 50 character artists, such as Ajmal Ameer, Siddique, Sudev Nair, Manoj K Jayan, Major Ravi, Kottayam Ramesh, Santosh Keezhatoor, Thomman Manguva, Aziz Nedumangad, Jibin G, Malavika Menon, Arun Sankaran, Ramya Panicker, Ambika Mohan, Mukta, Sivakami, Sminu, and John Vijay.


Filming Locations and Action Sequences

The shooting of “Thankamani” commenced on January 28 at Kottayam CMS College and concluded in Erathupetta, Poonjar, and Koottikal. The film includes gripping action scenes, skillfully choreographed by Stun Siva in collaboration with Mafia Shashi. Manu Jagat, the film’s art director, created an expansive set spanning two and a half acres near Kattappana to capture pivotal scenes. This remarkable set witnessed the filming of scenes involving a thousand junior artists over a span of 15 days.


Behind the Scenes

The film’s cinematography is masterfully handled by Manoj Pillai, with Shyam Sasidharan taking charge as the editor. Sujith J Nair serves as the executive producer, ensuring the seamless execution of the project.


The Thankamani Incident

Now, let’s delve into the heart of the matter—the Thankamani incident. “Thankamani” narrates the tumultuous events surrounding this incident, which led to the ousting of Karunakaran from power during the 1980s. This incident was sparked by a dispute over a bus route in a village in Idukki district. The repercussions of this seemingly ordinary dispute resonated deeply within Kerala’s political sphere, leaving an indelible mark.



As “Thankamani” prepares to grace the silver screen, audiences eagerly anticipate a cinematic journey that revisits a pivotal moment in Kerala’s political history. Dileep’s portrayal of the lead character promises to captivate hearts, while the talented cast and crew have poured their dedication into bringing this remarkable story to life. Stay tuned for the release of “Thankamani” as it promises to be an unforgettable cinematic experience, rekindling the memories of the Thankamani incident and its profound impact on Kerala politics.