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Nadodikkattu (1987)

After losing their jobs, Dasen and Vijayan don't see any chances to get work in Kerala. So they try to escape to the Middle East, but they end up in Tamil Nadu and where mistaken as 2 CIDs by a group of smuglers

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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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This film is the first instalment in its series of 3 films prequel to 'Pattanapravesham'. See more »

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Ananthan Nambiar: Angane Pavanazhi shavamaayi
[Pavanazhi has become a dead body]
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Probably The Best Malayalam Comedy Ever. ♦ 95%
10 June 2013 | by See 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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