Fate brings a young man from rural Kerala to be the protector of a young Lama in Nepal, who is being chased by a dangerous cult.

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Thaiparambil Ashokan
Siddharth Lama ...
Rimpoche / Unnikuttan (as Master Siddharth)
Gopal Raj Bhutani ...
Karate Master
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Asokan's Sister
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Black Magician
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Aswathy
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Vasumathi
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Arishummootil Appukuttan
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Sumathi
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Kutti Mama
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Girl in Kabbadi Crowd (as a child actor)
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Damayanthi
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Ashokan's Father
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A young Tibetan lama, Rinpoche is pursued into hiding in Nepal by an evil cult leader (Puneet Issar). Meanwhile, Ashokan (Mohanlal) and Appukuttan (Jagathi) are cousins in a constant game of one-upmanship in their village. An astrologer's advice results in the two landing up in Nepal to seek their fortunes, while vying for the hand of anthropologist/photographer Aswathi (Madhoo). Rinpoche ends up in Ashokan's care, who with Aswathi must protect him from the cult. Written by Joyojeet Pal

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3 September 1992 (India)  »

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Master Sidhartha shared the Kerala State Award for the Best Child Artist along with the kid who acted in Pappayude Swantham Appoos (1992). See more »

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Remake of The Golden Child (1986) See more »

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A lesson in characterisation
16 September 2006 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Purely a remake of Eddy Murphy's Golden Child, this movie had a minor (yet important) flaw which made it humble at the box office. The 'lovability' of Murphy's character is missing from Asokan, his counterpart played by Mohanlal. Asokan is an arrogant character and is a winner in all the one-on-one competitions he has with his dim-witted cousin while Murphy's character is a humble and innocent one. Viewers tend to sympathise with the cousin instead.

Best thing in this movie is the camera wielded by Santhosh Sivan and the captivating music by none other than A. R. Rehman (his first movie, I believe).

On a positive note, it's more humorous than Golden Child. And the performance of 'Rimpoche' is excellent.


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