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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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Credited cast:
Thaiparambil Ashokan
Siddharth Lama ...
Rimpoche / Unnikuttan (as Master Siddharth)
Gopal Raj Bhutani ...
Karate Master
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Asokan's Sister
Black Magician
Victory Club member
Arishummootil Appukuttan
Kutti Mama
Appukuttan's Father
Girl in Kabbadi Crowd (as a child actor)
Ashokan's Father


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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Most of the dialogue between Jagathi Sreekumar and Mohanlal were improvised. See more »


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Awesome Movie; A Must Watch
24 September 2007 | by See all my reviews

The first time i watched this awesome movie was when i was 11 yrs and even after another 11, i still consider this movie as my personal favorite. Mohanlal has shown clearly how versatile he is as an actor and the flawless performance of the duo, Mohanlal and Jagathy makes it a perfect blend of action and comedy. The part to highlight is that Mohanlal in fact got himself trained in Martial Arts to perform some of the action sequences. Performances from Sidhartha (Rinpoche) is also commendable.

The story line is quite different from the usual themes that is portrayed in South Indian Movies. Further, the songs are good enough but not what one might expect from A.R. Rahman. But that does in no way affect the flow of the movie. The action sequences are also perfectly done and Sangeeth Sivan has given a good glimpse of his directorial skills.

If you are looking for a perfect entertaining movie to enjoy for 2hrs and 30 mins, never miss this one. After watching it, you'll surely love Rinpoche and Ashokan.

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