Marana Simhasanam

Marana Simhasanam

Film poster at the Cannes festival
Directed by Murali Nair
Produced by Murali Nair
Written by Murali Nair
Bharathan Njavakkal
Starring Vishwas Njavakkal
Lakshmi Raman
Cinematography M J Radhakrishnan
Edited by Lalitha Krishna
Release dates
  • 15 December 1999 (1999-12-15)
Running time
57 minutes
Country India
Language Malayalam

Marana Simhasanam (Malayalam: മരണസിംഹാസനം, English: Throne of Death, French: Le Trone de la mort) is a 1999 Malayalam drama film, directed by Murali Nair. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival where it won the Caméra d'Or.[1]


Krishnan is an out-of-work seasonal farmer who is driven to steal coconuts from his landlord to support his family. When he is caught and imprisoned, he is shocked to learn that he has been charged with the murder of a man who has been missing from the island for many years. But since it was an election time, and the most popular platform for politicians had become capital punishment, Krishnan is sentenced to death in the country's newest technology - electrocution by the electric chair.



  1. "Festival de Cannes: Throne of Death". Retrieved 10 October 2009.
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