Makkal Mahatmyam is a 1992 Malayalam comedy film directed by Paulson, written by Siddique-Lal, and starring Mukesh, Saikumar, Innocent, Jagadish, Vaishnavi, K. P. A. C. Lalitha, Zeenath, Sukumari and Suchitra.
Kuruppumash is married to Kunjulakshmi. They go to the temple to pray for a child. Kurupumash is the headmaster of the public school. One day, Kurupumash comes late with his wife to the school, where the DEO came and was waiting for long time. DEO initially gets angry, but gets sentimental on hearing Kurupumash's childless status, tells either get a doctor's checkup or marry another woman who can deliver. Hearing this, Kunjulakshmi, full of guilt, makes Kurupumash marry Saraswathy. One day, Kunjulakshmi gets pregnant and delivers a son. The same time, Saraswathy also pregnant, gives birth to a male child and a female later. But Kunjulakshmi wants Saraswathi to leave their home as she has her own child. Kurupumash will never allow Saraswathi to leave because Saraswathi is also now his wife with child. So starts a rivalry between Kunjulakshmi and Saraswathi. Finally they stay separate. Kunjulakshmi is said to stay in old house and Saraswathi in the nearby house of Kuruppumash.