The film is based on a legend about the Chekavar warriors.An alternative version of epic battle between two legendary Chekavar's through villain's perspective.

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Suresh Gopi ...
Aromal Chekavar
Balan K. Nair ...
Valiya Kannappan Chekavar
Madhavi ...
Chitra ...
Kunjunnooli (as Chithra)
Sukumari ...
Kannappa Chekavar's Wife
Captain Raju ...
Aringodar
V.K. Sriraman ...
Kunjiraman
Geetha ...
Kunji
Raghu ...
Aringodar's Sishyan
Johny ...
Aringodar's Sishyan
Devan ...
Unikonar
Ramu ...
Unichandror
Sanjay Mitra
Tony ...
Unnikannan
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The film is based on a legend about the Chekavar warriors.An alternative version of epic battle between two legendary Chekavar's through villain's perspective.

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A real classic if there was one!
4 January 2002 | by (cochin,india) – See all my reviews

Terrific movie & one of my all time favourites. Everything about this movie is in superlatives. Great sets, casting, cinematography, music etc. M.T.Vasudevan Nair has worked wonders with the script & dialogues, and direction by Hariharan is innovative. Mammootty's portrayal of the central character "Chandu" was so realistic that whenever one reads or talks about this historical character from the Northern ballads,it's Mammootty who springs to mind. Captain Raju too did a great job as the much misunderstood martial arts Guru "Aringodar". In fact, there were fantastic performances all around -Balan K.Nair, Suresh Gopi, Madhavi, each one of them "lived" their characters. Another lasting factor of this film are the two songs by Yesudas which have become perennial favourites. I hope the copyright holders of this movie will urgently start working on its DVD version. It would be a great tribute to one of the best movies ever made in India.


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