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Kilukkam (1991)

Nandini is an illegitimate child who comes to Ooty in search of her father. She meets Joji, a tourist guide, and pretends to be mentally unstable in order to get shelter in his house.

Director:

Priyadarshan

Writer:

Venu Nagavalli
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mohanlal ... Joji
Jagathi Sreekumar ... Nischal
Revathy ... Nandini
Kollam Thulasi ... Thulasi
Thilakan ... Justice Pillai
Innocent ... Kittunni
Sharat Saxena ... Samad Khan
Murali
Ganesh Kumar ... Justice Pillai's son
Sukumari ... Doctor
Ravi Menon
Thikkurisi Sukumaran Nair ... Tea vendor
Poojappura Ravi ... (as Pujappura Ravi)
Zeenath ... Schoolteacher
Santhosh
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Storyline

Joji (played by Mohanlal) is a tourist guide who meets Nandini (Revathi) whom he mistakes to be a rich woman and hangs around with her. But it is later revealed that she is mentally retarded and he is forced to give her shelter. Nischal (Jagathy Sreekumar) who is Joji's friend finds that Nandini is a missing person and there is a huge reward to find her. He prompts Joji to hide her till the reward is increased, but later Nandini reveals that she is not mentally ill and she is an illegitimate child in search of her father (played by Thilakan). Written by Dhanya

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Country:

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Language:

Malayalam

Release Date:

15 August 1991 (India) See more »

Filming Locations:

Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India

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Production Co:

Good Knight Films See more »
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Color
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It became the highest-grossing Malayalam film in history. See more »

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Remade as Muskurahat (1992) See more »

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Kilukkam (rattle)
10 December 2005 | by laijuSee all my reviews

The story Joji (Mohanlal) is a guide in Ooty, and comes across a girl (Revathi) whom he thinks is a rich tourist, but turns out to be mentally deranged. A friend of his (Jagathy Sreekumar) then discovers that there is a reward on offer for finding this girl, and they decide to claim it. Then comes the revelation that the girl is actually fleeing from her relatives, who are out for her blood, to claim her inheritance. How our heroes battle the villains for the sake of the girl forms the rest of the story.

It's different... While the above synopsis reads like any Bollywood masala, what sets this movie apart is that it is first and foremost a comedy. Practically every line of the dialogue in the first half, as well as every scene, was made with one intention-to make you laugh. Oops, sorry-there was a second intention-to build a good story line. Even in the second half, when things get serious, both the action and the dialogues follow a light hearted vein, which will be familiar to those who have seen Hera Pheri.

The fine acting of Mohanlal, Jagathy, Thilakan and Revathi has further embellished the quality of this movie, and the few, but excellent dialogues of Innocent leave you rollicking with laughter.

My brother-in-law, like a huge number of Keralites, has seen this movie so many times that he can quote every line of the dialogues. He starts laughing even when nothing funny is happening on the screen, because he is already thinking of the next scene, which is hilarious!

The downside You cannot really enjoy this film if you do not follow the language, because it uses a lot of puns. However, the situational comedy can be enjoyed (much as you would in a silent movie) even by those who do not know Malayalam. Don't blame me if you think that you have already seen the movie in your own language, as this film has been re-made in practically every major language.


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