Kireedam (Malayalam: കിരീടം, English: The Crown) is a 1989 Indian film directed by Sibi Malayil and written by A. K. Lohithadas. The film is about a Keralite youth whose hopes and aspirations are shattered by a combination of fate and human failing. It explores how society typecasts individuals and forces them to act that part whether they like it or not. Mohanlal won the 1990 National Film Award (Special Jury Award) for his role as Sethumadhavan. A sequel was released in 1993 titled Chenkol. Achuthan Nair (Thilakan), an honest and sincere police constable, has a loving family consisting of his wife Ammu (Kaviyoor Ponnamma), two sons and two daughters. Achuthan Nair wants his elder son Sethumadhavan (Mohanlal) to be a police inspector. He shares a cordial and amiable relation with his son. Sethu is engaged to Devi (Parvathi), the daughter of Krishnan Nair (Sankaradi), his maternal uncle. One day, for charging a petty case against the son of MLA, Achuthan Nair is transferred to Ramapuram police station. The family shifts to Ramapuram. Keerikadan Jose (Mohan Raj), a hardcore criminal, rules the market of Ramapuram by extorting money from all traders.