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Kireedam (1989)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama | 7 July 1989 (India)
The life of a young man turns upside down when he intervenes in a dispute in order to rescue his father (a cop) from a ruthless local outlaw.


Sibi Malayil


A.K. Lohithadas (as Ambazhathil Karunakaran Lohithadas)
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Cast overview:
Mohanlal ... Sethu Madhavan
Thilakan ... Achuthan Nair
Kaviyoor Ponnamma ... Ammu
Parvathi ... Devi
Sankaradi ... Krishnan Nair
Murali ... Sub-inspector
Jagathi Sreekumar ... Ramanan
Maniyanpilla Raju ... Najeeb
Keerikkadan Jose ... Keerikkadan Jose
Mammukoya ... Constable Hameed
Jagadish ... Suresh
Oduvil Unnikrishnan ... Assistant sub-inspector
Usha ... Sethu's sister
Yadu Krishnan ... Rameshan


The life of a young man turns upside down when he intervenes in a dispute in order to rescue his father (a cop) from a ruthless local outlaw.

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Release Date:

7 July 1989 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Kireedom See more »


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Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


The film was a huge blockbuster, the impact of the film was such that Mohan Raj's character name (Keerikkadan Jose) became his stage name, producer N. Krishnakumar (Unni) went on to be known as Kireedam Unni, the bridge near Vellayani in Trivandrum featured in the film went on to be known as Kireedam Paalam (Kireedam bridge). Kireedam was a breakthrough in the career of Cochin Haneefa, who until then appeared in antagonistic roles began appearing in more comedic roles after Kireedam. See more »


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Heart wrenching poignant tale!
12 February 2014 | by VibijithnairSee all my reviews

The film which made me die-hard fan of Mohanlal. Plot written by A.k.Lohithdas & directed by Sibi malayil talks about a young aspiring lad who's life became a hell (his dream seems tumbling off) when circumstance were against him & ended as a noted criminal. A.K Lohithdas scrutiny developed script given each character depth subtly without any unnecessary scene. Mohanlal as a stoic protagonist just mesmerize me with his natural acting, he is natural at his best. To my reckon, this probably may be one among those movie to unleash Mohanlal as a omnipotent actor. Its pity that Mohanlal just got special jury instead of giving best actor. Thilkan as his father was equally superb. Climax scene showing the duo chemistry was arguably best acted ever. In climax Mohanlal makes myriad of emotion and his crumbling emotion will surely evoke oodle of tears. Others supporting actors given ample support which is demanded by them. Songs by Johnson was masterpiece especially Kaneer poovinte, never a keralite can forget this song. Director Sibi easily tow all the actors performance & remain as his laborious work. Movie is juxtaposed in 140 min. Standing ovation to stalwarts like Thilkan, A.k lohithdas & Johnson for their contribution till end.

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