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Chithram (1988)

A woman hires a stranger to pose as her husband because she doesn't want her ailing father to know that her fiance broke their engagement.

Director:

Priyadarshan

Writers:

Priyadarshan, Sreenivasan (story) (as Sreenivasen)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mohanlal ... Vishnu
Ranjini Ranjini ... Kalyani
Nedumudi Venu ... Kaimal
Renjini ... Kalyani
Poornam Vishwanathan Poornam Vishwanathan ... Ramendra Menon
Sreenivasan ... Baskaran Nambiar (as Sreenivasen)
M.G. Soman ... Jail Superintendent
Thikkurisi Sukumaran Nair ... Revathy's father
Maniyanpilla Raju ... Murugan
Sukumari ... Bhaskaran's mother
Innocent
Lizy ... Revathy
Ganesh Kumar ... Revathy's brother
Shanawas ... Ravi
Jagadish
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Storyline

Kalyani (Renjini) decides to marry her boyfriend against her father's (Poornam Vishwanathan) wish. But her boyfriend ditches her when he comes to know that she would be disinherited. Kalyani's father Ramachandra Menon, who stays in US, is unaware of the broken engagement and comes to India to spend his vacation with his newlywed daughter and son in law. This prompts Kaimail (Nedumudi Venu), who takes care of Kalyani, to hire a stranger named Vishnu (Mohanlal) to play the role of Kalyani's husband. But Kalyani's cousin Bhaskaran (Sreenivasan) is aware that Vishnu is not Kalyani's husband and tries to inform Menon about the truth with proof so that he can inherit Menon's wealth. Meanwhile Vishnu and Kalyani never get on well and keep on fighting. But later she develops an affection for him and wishes that she could marry him. But the arrival of a mysterious stranger (M. G. Soman) gives the story a twist as it unfolds Vishnu's past. Written by Dhanya

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Trivia

The film ran for 405 days in Little Shenoys theater in Ernakulam, a record still unbroken in Malayalam cinema. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Appuram Bengal Ippuram Thiruvithamkoor (2016) See more »

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One of the classic movies in Malayalam
2 January 2018 | by arun_mrSee all my reviews

The story unfolds thus:Kalyani is in love and wants to marry the guy. But when her father who is abroad knows about this, he disagrees and threatens her that he won't give her a penny if she marries the guy. Kalyani however decides to go ahead, but when her boyfriend realises that she has been disinherited, dumps her. But problems soon arise as Kalyani and Vishnu continuously bicker and find it difficult to get along. The rest of the story is about the growing relationship between Kalyani and Vishnu and the revelation of Vishnu's past. Sreenivasan has a great role to play as the scheming relative who wants to get the family house and title through his sly methods. He is a totally funny character in the movie


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Country:

India

Language:

Malayalam

Release Date:

23 December 1988 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Chitram See more »

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Shirdi Sai Productions See more »
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