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Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Four brothers hunt for the killer and the truth behind their loving foster mother who was murdered in cold blood, .

Director: Amal Neerad
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Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

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Director: Venu Goopaalan
Stars: Mammootty, Aparna Gopinath, Saiju Kurup
Ardham (1989)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Narendran chooses to jump in front of the train to commit suicide. He waits for the train but end up saving another young man named Janardanan who has the same intention. Narendran consoles... See full summary »

Director: Sathyan Anthikad
Stars: Mammootty, Sreenivasan, Jayaram
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The film, set in a college campus, narrates how the students established the political party Students Federation of India.

Director: Tom Emmatty
Stars: Tovino Thomas, Neeraj Madhav, Roopesh Peethambaran
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The movie explores the relationship between a father who is depressed after the death of his wife and his neglected son.

Director: Fazil
Stars: Mammootty, Suresh Gopi, Shobana
Action | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

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Director: T. Hariharan
Stars: Mammootty, Sarath Kumar, Mohanlal
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Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A school teacher's journey to fulfill his long-time dream, to become a movie star.

Director: Martin Prakkat
Stars: Mammootty, Baiju, Bijukuttan
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The movie narrates the story of three friends' visit to a brothel to celebrate Vishu.

Director: P. Padmarajan
Stars: Mammootty, Asokan, Nedumudi Venu
Thanthram (1988)
Action | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The mysterious demise of her husband sees the widow fighting against his family who are after his enormous wealth.

Director: Joshi
Stars: Mammootty, Urvashi, Jagannatha Varma
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

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Director: Sathyan Anthikad
Stars: Jayaram, Manju Warrier, Sreenivasan
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

The film offers an alternative version of the epic battle between two legendary Chekavars from the villain's perspective.

Director: T. Hariharan
Stars: Mammootty, Suresh Gopi, Balan K. Nair
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Pranchiyettan is a successful businessman who often has talks with an imaginary St. Francis of Assisi. The story deals with how he goes about changing his embarrassing image to making a name for himself using wealth and contacts.

Director: Renjith
Stars: Mammootty, Jesse Fox Allen, Priyamani
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classic
19 May 2006 | by (India) – See all my reviews

One of the classics of the very vivid malayalam movie industry is this movie which is a life portrait of a man , "anantha padmanabhan"("mammootty") born to an aristocratic brahmin father and a shudra mother, that quickly learns and masters all 3 Vedas and allied arts of it. but sadly he and family goes through a whole lot of trouble as the narrow minded brahmin community finds out that the man is in love with an aristocratic girl, which ends up in tragedy upon ananthan's family. to seek revenge for his mothers death, the man learns ancient mystic tantric rituals and the 4th Veda (generally related to sorcery and stuff). he puts a menace on the whole society using his powers that he gained over years and his dad's second son is send to save the society and the village from the clutches of this austere man inflicted with vengeance. the movie is a classic in the history of malayalam movies and was inspiration to other filmmakers causing similar movies in the genre.


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