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Punjabi House (1998)

A debt-ridden man tries to commit suicide by drowning in the sea but he is rescued by two fishermen and ultimately he ends up working for a Punjabi household.


Meccartin (as Raffi Meccartin), Raffi (as Raffi Meccartin)


Meccartin (as Raffi Meccartin), Raffi (as Raffi Meccartin)
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Cast overview:
Dileep ... Unnikrishnan (as Dilip)
Mohini ... Pooja
Lal ... Sikkandar Singh
Cochin Hanifa ... Gangadharan
Harman Abrawan Harman Abrawan
Harisree Asokan ... Ramanan
Kumari Joemol ... Sujatha
Thilakan ... Kaimal
Janardanan ... Maninder Singh
Neena Kurup ... Pooja's Cousin
N.F. Varghese ... Sujatha's Father
Manka Mahesh ... Unnikrishnan's Mother
Kunchan ... Thommichan
Machan Varghese ... Panthalukaran

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Unnikrishnan, a jobless youth has taken loan money from everyone he knows. But he couldn't pay back any of those. After facing lot of harassement, he decides to commit suicide after taking an insurance policy which can pay back his loans. He jumps into the sea, but gets caught in the fishing nets of Gangadharan and Ramanan and reaches a distant place. They think that Unni is deaf and dumb and Gangadharan decides to keep him at 'Punjabi House', where he himself had taken a loan from. Unni meets Pooja there, who is also dumb. Written by tojo

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Comedy | Drama | Romance


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One of the best Malayalam comedy films of the 90s
19 February 2018 | by ayocarambaSee all my reviews

Punjabi House is probably the most remembered of Rafi Mecartin's films from the 90s. The film has stood the test of time, and its jokes are still fresh and memorable to even now in 2018, 20 years later.

I think the film gave a big break to Dileep career's as a mainstream lead actor. But the success of the film lies on the slapstick comedic performances of Harishree Ashokan (as Ramanan) and Cochin Haneefa (as Gangadharan). They are just spectacular in this, and it's their performances that keeps you engaged. To support, there is Janardhanan, Indrans, Neena Kurup, Mohini and Lal who were all great.

Rafi Mecartin proved with this film that they were the next big masters of the comedy genre after Priyadarshan and Siddique-Lal.

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