About Matthi


Matthi, the Sardine a popular sea fish among people in Kerala is cheap, small and nutritious, close to the life of common man. A fish that unites the tastes of the working class.

The play travels through the 1970s and 80s Kerala; its political, social and cultural rigor and people’s collective movements, its cultural deterioration, migrant labors and the shift in the ideology and social harmony. The play develops through the perspective of a small fresh fish merchant, Mathi Rafeeq, who sells only Sardines to houses and thinks selling and cooking sardines is just like protesting against big fishes. Raffeq’s small house becomes the platform for the entire villagers to gather every day where they debate on social issues, perform small plays of revolution, share their innocent love and care. With the changed social situation, big fishes start to arrive from markets outside and star gobbling the smaller ones. Rafeeq is devoid of his livelihood; his love, Sheeba goes away in search of a job. Rafeeq loses the zeal for life. The play ends up with a fantasy where innocent common people burst out for action from the frozen cold storage when the smell of frying cooked sardines pierces their noses.

No Name & Address Designation Charector
1 Anusree.C.U


Edayoorkunnu, Thirunnelly,670646




2 Shyni. K.R

Kanchirakkatt, Karthikapuram P.O,

Alakkode, Kannur, Kerala.


(Actress) Sindhu
3 Ashwin Thomas (Actor)

Kulathinkal, Valayamkode,

Velimanam P.O, Aralam,


Kannur, Kerala, 670704


(Actor) Appu
4 Ranjith. K.V

Kana veedu, Kundayamkovval,

Kankol, Kannur, Kerala 670307




Mathi Rfeeque
5 Thaikkandi Prakashan

Thaikkandi House,

Ayyappan Thode, Vengad P.O,

Keezhallur, Kannur,

Kerala, 670612




6 MidhunMusafar

Kappugara, Manipuram,

Koduvally 673572

Kozhikkode, Kerala


(Actor) Subeesh
7 Pavithran. V

Vadakkayil House, Ambilad,

Kuthuparamba P.O,


Kerala. 670643


(Make up,



8 Sajish.K

Mottemmal House,


P.O Pookode, Pathayakunnu,

Kannur, Kerala, 670691




9 RaghavanKallyaramban

Chathoth House,

Thakkilangadi P.O,

Kuthuparamba, Kannur,

Kerala, 670643




10 Rajabind

Parammal House,


Kannur, Kerala


(Actor) Joseph,


11 Sudhi

Koyyottumal, Puthur,


Kannur, Kerala


(Actor) Ramesan
12 Anilkumar

Koyitoor House,

South Naravoor, Kuthuparamba

Kannur, Kerala, 670643


(Actor) Vinsent
13 Biju.K

Koodali, Vengad P.O,


Kannur, Kerala, 670643


(Actor) Damu
14 Vinode Naroth

Naroth House, Purakkalam,

Kuthuparamba P.O

Kannur, Kerala 670643




Chandran Master
15 Jayachandran


Thakazhy P.O, Alapuzha,

Kerala, 688562




16 Sreejith M.S

Moonnupalakkal, Irulam,

Manal VayalSulthanbathery,

Wayanad, Kerala 673579





Event Info:

  • Producer: Malayalakalanilayam
  • Director: Jino Joseph
  • Duration: Malayalam
  • Language: 1hr 30 minutes