The mother in law and daughter in law feud is a well exploited theme in the television serials. Thatteem Mutteem is also a comedy entertainer that depicts the fights of a mother in law and a daughter in law, but at a lighter vein. The serial shows a mother in law, despite her arguments with the daughter in law, loves her whole heartedly. The same is the case with the daughter in law who finds it difficult to leave her mother in law despite their arguments and fights. The serial is a take on the funny events that happen in a house.
The difficulties faced by the son in pacifying his mother and wife, the funny statements of the kids of the house, all make this series an interesting one. The serial sometimes even look at very contemporary social issues and bring out the same discussions in a very personal and intimate tone, as in a regular household. The success of the show is the perfect and optimal acting skills of KPAC Lalita and Manju Pillai, who play the mother and daughter respectively. How silly routine matters could be escalated into major fights and how one solves the entire incident with a touch of humour forms the central theme of the serial. A very well appreciated serial, Thatteem Mutteem has made a mark for itself in the Malayalam televisions serials.
(Currently running in Mazhavil Manorama)
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Thatteem Mutteem is a comedy based Indian television series in the Malayalam language. The series is directed by the renowned R. Unnikrishnan. The story of this show is centered on the relationship that curtails between a mother-in-law and her biggest rival, which is her daughter-in-law. The plots presented in each episode vary a lot. From huge problems to silly little quarrels, every episode presents itself a new drama, only basing the entire dramas onscreen to bags full of laughter for its viewers. Although the main problem always arises between the mother-in-law and her daughter-in-law, the plot reflects the effort and struggle the husband and the kids bear to set everything straight every time. The name of the husband in this story is Arjunan. His wife’s name is Mallika.
The story involves other characters such as their neighbor, maid, and much more. The base tone of this story is laid in the hatred and distastefulness that is in between the daughter-in-law and her mother-in-law. However, the hate and disgust stay in its place, because any way at the end of the very day they both share a mutually respectable relationship between them. The biggest attraction and highlight of the entire and the show is the children. They never let an opportunity slip from their palms in instigating or provoking a fight between the two leads. And the manner in which they always incite havoc between the daughter-in-law and her mother-in-law stands as a hilarious element of this show. The role of the mother-in-law, whose name is Mayavathi Amma, is played by K. P. A. C. Lalitha.
Arjunan’s character is portrayed by the famous actor Jayakumar Pillai, while his wife’s role is played by Manju Pillai. Some of the other actors who are involved in this series are Sidharth Prabhu, Venna Nair, and much more. The show received huge accolades since it is being aired. It has won the Kerala state television award in the year 2016, and previously in the year 2014. The series is telecasted on every Saturday, exactly at 7:30 p.m., on the Malayalam channel of Mazhavil Manorama. The writer of this series, who is Gireesh Gramika, is a very well-known personality and is highly appreciated for his contribution to comedy and television in the Malayalam industry. Each episode is made up with about forty minutes of frolic that can tickle even the most serious person. And this way this series is spreading laughter all over the Malayalam segment, with their comedy on the relationship between a daughter-in-law and her mother-in-law.