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Thalsamayam Oru Penkutty
Thalsamayam OP.jpg
Film poster
Directed by T. K. Rajeev Kumar
Produced by Reel 2 Reel Cine Productions
Written by Sunny Joseph, Manuel George
Music by Sharreth
Cinematography Vinod Illampally
Edited by B. Ajithkumar
Release dates
  • 2 March 2012 (2012-03-02)
Country India
Language Malayalam

Thalsamayam Oru Penkutty (Malayalam: തല്‍സമയം ഒരു പെണ്‍കുട്ടി ) is a 2012 Malayalam satirical comedy-drama film directed by T. K. Rajeev Kumar, starring Nithya Menon, Shweta Menon, and Unni Mukundan in the lead roles.[1][2] The film is produced by Reel 2 Reel cine productions. The plot is similar to the film EDtv.


The film is about a television programme with eponymous title where TV cameras follow a female during the day time for a month and it will be televised live. How she faces odd daily life circumstances will be gauged in an interactive manner where the viewers can sms their opinions on day-to-day basis.

The first contestant selected for this innovative concept is Manju (Nithya Menon), a rustic girl who looks too naïve to cope with the big bad urban world. But, she has the support of Zarina, the producer of the programme.

As far as TV viewers are concerned, they seem to be hooked from day one itself when Manju takes her own sweet time to get out of the bed. Now, our girl has to deal with the real issues, on the first day she catches up with the Opposition Leader of the State on his morning walk and talks about the power woes of her Panchayath thereby getting brownie points from the viewers.

Next, she slaps a young molester in an Air-conditioned State transport bus making her popularity soar even further. After a few such instances, we are shown how the top honchos of the channel (mild bad guys) played by Siddique and Baburaj try to manipulate things as they need more eyeballs to attract solid sponsors. That is not all, our girl even gets stuck by Cupid's arrow during the course of this programme; Surya (Unni Mukundan), a stammering common guy who is working as an assistant choreographer in films.



No. Title Performer(s) Length
1. "Ponnodu Poovayi"   K.S.Chitra  
2. "Kannaram Thumbi"   Mano  
3. "Ente hridayathalam"   Madhu Balakrishnan, Jinsha K. Naanu  
4. "Poovaname"   Alka Ajith, Anand Aravindakshan  
5. "O thingal"   Palakkad Sriram  
6. "Dhak Dhak"   Siyad.K  
7. "Ponnodu Poovayi"   K. J. Yesudas  
8. "Kannaram Thumbi"   Rajalakshmi  


Asianet Film Award

  • 2012: Best Female Playback Singer - Ponnodu Poovayi


  1. ^ "Thalsamayam Oru Penkutty". Nowrunning.com. 
  2. ^ ""Thalsamayam Oru Penkutty" scheduled for January 26.". Kottaka.com. Retrieved 21 October 2011. 

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15 news items


Sun, 04 Mar 2012 23:41:15 -0800

A scene from Thalsamayam Oru Penkutty Paresh C Palicha feels Thalsamayam Oru Penkutty fails to create an impact with the audience. Directed by T. K. Rajeev Kumar, Thalsamayam Oru Penkutty is inspired from Hollywood films like ED TV and the Truman ...

Times of India

Times of India
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 03:41:10 -0700

Later, I was also part of films like Ee Adutha Kalathu, Naghangal, My Fan Ramu, Thalsamayam Oru Penkutty and Priyadarshan's Hindi remake of Marykkundoru Kunjadu, titled Kamaal Dhamaal. I have also worked in the pharmaceutical sector for about seven ...

The Hindu

The Hindu
Thu, 01 Mar 2012 04:00:00 -0800

'Thalsamayam Oru Penkutty' (TOP), T.K. Rajeevkumar's latest film that releases today, is perhaps a first in Mollywood if not in India, that turns the camera on to the unrealistic world of reality shows. Jim Carey's 'The Truman Show' was one of the ...
The Hindu
Fri, 25 Apr 2014 21:52:30 -0700

Actor Nithya Menon was another victim of the ban culture in Mollywood when she faced the wrath of a few producers while shooting for director T.K. Rajeev Kumar's Thalsamayam Oru Penkutty. She was ousted from movies for refusing to meet the producers, ...

The New Indian Express

The New Indian Express
Mon, 06 Jan 2014 06:48:45 -0800

Chitra was honoured for completing three decades in in the industry and she also won the best female singer of the year trophy for her songs "Ilaveyil Viralukal" from "Artist" and "Ponnodu Poovayi" from "Thalsamayam Oru Penkutty". Vijay Yesudas won the ...

The Hindu

The Hindu
Thu, 14 Mar 2013 04:08:54 -0700

Then I played a villain in Bangkok Summer. My character, Shajahan, in Bombay March 12 got me noticed. With Ezhaam Sooryan, I became a solo hero and then came my role as a shy youngster with a stammer in Thalsamayam Oru Penkutty. In my own way, ...

The Hindu

The Hindu
Thu, 14 Feb 2013 05:18:45 -0800

“It was really a good year too, as I could do different types of roles in films such as Thalsamayam Oru Penkutty, Spirit, Madirasi and Banking Hours 10 to 4,” he says. Although Tiny made his acting debut back in 1995 with Balu Kiriyath's Mimics Action ...


Wed, 29 Feb 2012 02:10:06 -0800

Nithya Menen likes to speak her mind even though it has landed her in some controversies. Recently, her refusal to meet some producers who had come to see her while she was shooting for T K Rajeev Kumar's Tatsamayam Oru Penkutty, led some ...

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