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A Northern Strory of Valor (1989)

Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha (original title)
The film offers an alternative version of the fight between two legendary Chekavars from Chanthu's perspective.

Director:

T. Hariharan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mammootty ... Chanthu Chekavar (as Kalari gurukkal)
Madhavi ... Unniyarcha
Devan ... Unikonar
Suresh Gopi ... Aromal Chekavar
Balan K. Nair ... Valiya Kannappan Chekavar
Oduvil Unnikrishnan ... Naduvazhi
Ramu ... Unichandror
Tony ... Unnikannan
Soorya Soorya ... Blacksmith Girl (as smith)
Chitra ... Kunjunnooli (as Chithra)
Sukumari ... Kannappa Chekavar's Wife
Captain Raju ... Aringodar
V.K. Sriraman ... Kunjiraman
Geetha ... Kunji
Kumari Joemol ... Unniyarcha (as baby joemol)

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Storyline

The film is set in 16th-century Northern Kerala. The plot unfolds at Puthooram, the house of great Kannappan Chekavar (Balan K. Nair). Kannappan Chekavar adopts the son of his estranged sister when the boy loses both his parents and brings him to Puthooram to live and learn with his cousins. The orphan boy, Chandu, a quick learner, earns the love and admiration of his uncle, while he is loathed by his cousin Aromal Chekavar (Suresh Gopi). As they grow up Chandu (Mammootty) is betrothed to Chekavar's daughter, Unniyarcha (Madhavi). Several events unfold where in Chandu finds himself being pushed to the corner by his cousin. He flees to the Kali under the guidance of Tulunadan expert and master Chekavar, Aringodar (Captain Raju). Written by Karim1267

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Genres:

Drama | History

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Trivia

Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha received both commercial and critical acclaim. See more »

Quotes

Chanthu Chekavar: Chanthuvine Tholppikkan Aakilla Makkale
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Connections

Featured in Thoppil Joppan (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Chandanalepa sugandam
Performed byK.J. Yesudas
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One of the epic in Malayalam
5 March 2021 | by rahulchandra-15255See all my reviews

This film made the Malayalam industry proud. One of the best performance by Mammootty. Story-wise and direction are extraordinary.


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Country:

India

Language:

Malayalam

Release Date:

14 April 1989 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

A Northern Strory of Valor See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

INR9,800,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

SDDS (Prasad 70mm theatre)

Color:

Color
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