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Priyadarshan (dialogue)
Priyadarshan (screenplay)
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4 September 1997 (India) See more »
Loosely based on the Sandra Bullock starrer 'While you were sleeping'& equipped with Fazil's scripting prowess... See more » | Add synopsis »
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While you were sleeping, in Malayalam See more (3 total) »


  (in credits order)

Mohanlal ... Appukuttan (Alphy)

Sreenivasan ... Nooruddeen

Nedumudi Venu ... Chandra's father

Innocent Vareed Thekkethala ... Driver (as Innocent)

Pappu ... Accountant

Pooja Batra ... Lekha
Sukanya ... Chandra



Anil Kapoor

Mukesh ... Ramachandran
rest of cast listed alphabetically:


Cochin Hanifa

M.G. Soman ... Doctor

Directed by
Writing credits
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Priyadarshan  dialogue
Priyadarshan  screenplay
Priyadarshan  story

Produced by
Fazil .... producer
Original Music by
S.P. Venkatesh 
Art Direction by
Sabu Cyril 
Music Department
K.S. Chitra .... playback singer
M.G. Sreekumar .... playback singer
Sujatha .... playback singer

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172 min
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Remade as Chandralekha (1998)See more »


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While you were sleeping, in Malayalam, 12 April 2003
Author: Kaaliyaa from United States

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.

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