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Thoovanathumbikal (1987)

| Drama, Musical, Romance
Jayakrishnan falls in love with two girls, Radha and Clara, and fights his confusion about whom he should marry and spend his life with.

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Radha
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Thangal (as Babu Nampoothiri)
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Madhavan
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Jayakrishnan's Mother
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Ravunni Nair
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Moni Joseph
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Jayakrishnan's sister
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Storyline

Jayakrishnan(Mohanlal), a bachelor guy, is leading a dual life - one in the town and the other with his mother and sister in the village. The story revolves around Thrissur, a place in Kerala. In the town he's a party man spending time with his friends but at home, he's a good family man. The story is about how he falls in love with two girls - Radha(Parvathy), one of his distant relatives in village and Clara(Sumalatha) a sex worker in town and then gets confused with the choice of whom he should spend his life with. Written by Chandu

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Drama | Musical | Romance

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(151 mins)

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The groundbreaking film is based on a real person from Kerala. See more »

Quotes

Shopkeeper: Do you need some more salt for the lemon juice?
Jayakrishnan: Salt? It is cheap, right? Where is the ice?
Shopkeeper: Don't have ice!
Jayakrishnan: No ice? Then what the hell is written on this board? It is "cool drinks"! Don't you know what it means?
Shopkeeper: Okay, I'll go to school again and learn from the beginning! If you don't need, don't pay!
Jayakrishnan: [to Rishi] We don't need any juice from this rascal. let's go somewhere else.
Jayakrishnan: [to Shopkeeper] Drink it yourself!
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Excellent Movie!!!!!
19 February 2005 | by See all my reviews

I have seen this film many times and every time i am watching i am loving it more and more.This film can be considered as one of the best of Indian films. Mohanlal's jayakrishnan is superb. In this film he play's the role of a villager who shows dual personality. This film was the first malayalam film which focused on "split personality" of the hero and later many films were released with the same theme(Usthaad, Runway etc)but did not come upto the mark. The film was made from padmarajan's(Director) novel "udakappola" with slight differences. If you read this book and then watch it you can see the perfection of the picturisation.The film has no boring or low standard comedy scenes which is one of the plus points. don't miss this excellent movie......


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