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Nadodikkattu (1987)

After losing their jobs in Kerala, Dasan and Vijayan decide to migrate to the Middle East. But they end up in Tamil Nadu where they are mistaken as two CID officers by a group of smugglers.

Director:

Sathyan Anthikad

Writers:

Sreenivasan, Lal (story idea) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mohanlal ... Ramdas (aka Dasan)
Sreenivasan ... Vijayan (as Sreenivasen)
Thilakan ... Ananthan Nambiar
Shobana ... Radha
Innocent ... Balagopalan
Janardanan ... Kovai Venkatesan
Captain Raju ... Pavanazhi
Sankaradi ... Panicker
Mammukoya ... Gafoorka
Johny ... Nambiar's henchman
Meena ... Radha's Mother
Santha Devi ... Dasan's Mother
Bobby Kottarakkara ... Broker
Seema ... Self
M.G. Soman ... Self
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Dasen (Mohanlal) and Vijayen (Sreenivasen) are peons at a government office who end up with no jobs, a cow, and a heavy bank loan after a series of comical events. In desperation, they decide to go to Dubai and try their luck. But they end up in an unexpected location and are mistaken for smugglers, triggering off a new set of adventures in their luckless lives. Written by Joyojeet Pal

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The film attained a cult status in Malayalam cinema. Many of the dialogues in the film became catchphrases. See more »

Quotes

Gafoorka: It is a ship going to California. For you, I will en-route it via Dubai
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Followed by Akkare Akkare Akkare (1990) See more »

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Probably The Best Malayalam Comedy Ever. ♦ 95%
10 June 2013 | by nairtejasSee all my reviews

There will never be any other movie like Nadodikattu. Because, it is entertains, enthralls & intrigues with total determination. The story, plot, cinematography, slapstick, humor and everything is top notch.

Mohanlal & Srinivasan's evergreen duet as suckers who go onto become CID agents, thanks to their fates, are the characters that will blow your mind. The character depth is immense. Their exploits with Thilakan and other cast is terrific. How a serious crime movie churns out humor in every single scene of its running time is sheer mastery. A salute to the creators of this epic movie.

BOTTOM LINE: Watch the trilogy for non-stop enjoyment. Laughter guaranteed.

Can be watched with a typical Indian family? YES

No anti-social elements involved. Crime is showcased, but is harmless.


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Country:

India

Language:

Malayalam

Release Date:

6 May 1987 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Wandering Wind See more »

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Casino Films See more »
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