Loosely based on the Sandra Bullock starrer 'While you were sleeping'& equipped with Fazil's scripting prowess, Priyadarshan whipped up yet another of his trademark 'mistaken identity laugh... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(dialogue), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Harikrishnans (1998)
Comedy | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Harikrishnans are investigating the murder case of Guptan

Director: Fazil
Stars: Mammootty, Mohanlal, Juhi Chawla
Minnaram (1994)
Comedy | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A man's dreams of a married life shatters when his ex-girlfriend shows up with a baby and claims that it's his child.

Director: Priyadarshan
Stars: Mohanlal, Shobana, Thilakan
Hello I (2007)
Comedy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A drunkard, but intelligent advocate and his side-kick tries to protect a woman from the threats against her life.

Directors: Meccartin, Raffi
Stars: Mohanlal, Parvati Melton, Jagathi Sreekumar
Midhunam (1993)
Comedy | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Will Sethumadhavan be able to start his Dakshayani Biscuit factory.

Director: Priyadarshan
Stars: Mohanlal, Sreenivasan, Urvashi
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

After Nadodikkattu (1987) and Pattana Pravesham (1988), CIDs Ramdas and Vijayan are back for another wacky adventure. After a priceless gold crown is stolen from India, Ramdas (Mohanlal) ... See full summary »

Director: Priyadarshan
Stars: Mohanlal, Sreenivasan, Mukesh
Boeing Boeing (1985)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Mohanlal tries dating more than one air hostesses with the help of his friend MUkesh. Works like a charm in the start but things start to crumble which leads to a series of funny events.

Director: Priyadarshan
Stars: Mohanlal, Mukesh, Lizy
Vandanam (1989)
Comedy | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Two cops tries to capture a jail-broken felon, a psychopath who seeks revenge on his adversaries, while one of the cops falls for the felon's daughter.

Director: Priyadarshan
Stars: Mohanlal, Cochin Hanifa, Jagadish
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Dennis (Suresh Gopi) and Ravishankar (Jayaram) tries to find Ravishankar's secret admirer when Ravi's relatives joins them to spend their vacation.

Director: Sibi Malayil
Stars: Suresh Gopi, Jayaram, Mohanlal
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

a farmer's family fight against the land maffias

Director: Roshan Andrews
Stars: Mohanlal, Thilakan, Lalu Alex
Chota Mumbai (2007)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The daily lives of Vasco Da Gama and his friends in a fraction of Cochin, called Chota Mumbai is portrayed in this comedy.

Director: Anwar Rasheed
Stars: Mohanlal, Saikumar, Siddique
Naran (2005)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Velayudhan is a good hearted drunkard local rowdy that lives in Mullankoli village. Gopinathan tries to ruin his life and does evil things to the village. Velayudhan has to get rid of him.

Director: Joshi
Stars: Mohanlal, Madhu, Jagathi Sreekumar
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Enroute Madras via train, when three friends get falsely accused of a mysterious homicide, they escape and desperately search for the real killer.

Directors: Joshi, Priyadarshan
Stars: Mohanlal, Mammootty, M.G. Soman
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Mohanlal ...
Appukuttan (Alphy)
Sreenivasan ...
Nooruddeen
Nedumudi Venu ...
Chandra's father
Innocent Vareed Thekkethala ...
Driver (as Innocent)
Pappu ...
Accountant
...
Lekha
Sukanya ...
Chandra
Sukumari
Mammukoya
Mukesh ...
Ramachandran
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Augustine
Cochin Hanifa
M.G. Soman ...
Doctor
Edit

Storyline

Loosely based on the Sandra Bullock starrer 'While you were sleeping'& equipped with Fazil's scripting prowess, Priyadarshan whipped up yet another of his trademark 'mistaken identity laugh riots' with Chandralekha. Appukuttan (Mohanlal) is an unemployed man in desperate need of money to help his father fight a civil case. He lands up in the city to find a job with the help of his childhood friend Noor (Srinivasan). Their plans to get a bank loan to fund a small business go haywire. One fine day, Appukuttan ends up saving the life of Chandra (Sukanya) a wealthy heiress and is mistaken by her estranged family to be her husband Alfy. As Chandra sinks into a coma, Appukuttan & Noor take advantage of the situation to earn a quick buck. They black-mail & rope in the house-hold's man Friday Iravikuttan Pilla (Innocent) into their plans of duping Chandra's doting dad (Nedumudi Venu). They almost get away with the plan, when Iravi's daughter & Chandra's best friend Lekha (Pooja Bhatra) lands ... Written by Prabhu Manohar

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

4 September 1997 (India)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Remade as Chandralekha (1998) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

While you were sleeping, in Malayalam
12 April 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Overlong, and funny only in spurts (but when it is good, it is really good)

  • worth watching for Sreenivasen's antics as a buffoon/impostor who ends


up having to play the part of a management executive. There is a particularly hilarious sequence in a hospital, where Mohanlal and Sreenivasen are both pretending to be the semi-conscious Chandra's husband.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Chandralekha (1997) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?