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A stranger comes to live in a small town and rapidly changes the local balance of power.



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Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kollam Ajith ...
'Mr India' gunda
Alleppey Ashraf ...
Augustine ...
Bappu Thangalangady
Chitra ...
Tottathil Meenakshi
Cochin Hanifa ...
Johny ...
Man in Appan's Kalari
Bobby Kottarakkara ...
Guesthouse Assistant
Ganesh Kumar ...
Ashok Kumar
Kunchan ...
T.P. Madhavan ...
Kalabhavan Mani
Pappu ...
Narendra Prasad ...
Kolapulli Appan
Priya Raman ...
Nayan Thara


A mafia henchman (Mohanlal) moves to a village and takes over a small temple complex inhabited by a young girl (Manju Warrier) and her surrogate father. Starting off as a mercurial grouch, he soon turns into a benevolent patriarch, protecting citizens from an evil landlord (Narendra Prasad). Written by Joyojeet Pal

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29 September 2009 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Aaraam thamburaan changed the face of action movies in malayalam cinema of that time.It excels in every part.May it be acting,music,location,camera,casting,story,screenplay this movie will blow you away with its brilliance. It has a rock solid story & screenplay written by Ranjith, who penned other great movies combined with excellent direction by Shaji kailas.

Mohanlal is the highlight of this movie. He delivers an outstanding performance. His diversity can be experienced from this movie. His majestic presence itself boosts the viewers to another level.

Another highlight of this movie is the role of 'Kulappulli Appan' done by late Narendra prasad. It remains a classic villain portrayal in malayalam cinema.Manju warrier, one of the most talented actress Indian cinema has ever seen, puts up a clinical performance.Late, Oduvil unnikrishnan also stands out with his brilliant acting.Music by late Raveendran master is classic. All the songs in the movie are evergreen hits.

Overall this movie is a must see if you love Indian cinema.I give it a 9/10.

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