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Aaram Thamburan (1997)

| Action, Drama | 1997 (India)
Jagannathan, a mafia don in Bombay moves to Kanimangalam village. He wins the love of the locals, but finds trouble with a feudal lord, Appan Thamburan, after he decided to resume a traditional festival banned by Appan.


Shaji Kailas


Ranjith (as Renjith)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mohanlal ... Jagannathan
Manju Warrier ... Unnimaya
Kuthiravattam Pappu ... Mangalam (as Pappu)
Narendra Prasad ... Kolapulli Appan
Priya Raman ... Nayan Thara
Raghu ... Apputty Nambiar
Maniyanpilla Raju ... Soman Pillai
Ramu ... Salim Ahmed
Sadiq ... Balram Varma
Saikumar ... Nandhakumar
Sankaradi ... Ezhuthachan
V.K. Sriraman ... Eeswaran Unni
Srividya ... Subhadra
Subair ... Aby Mathew
Oduvil Unnikrishnan ... Krishnavarma

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Appan, a sadistic feudal lord torments the Kanimangalam villagers with his goons and powerful family members who can even oppose the government decisions in the region. When a gangster from Bombay underworld moves in , shift of power happens, winning the heart of locals who unanimously crown him as their "sixth lord".

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Action | Drama


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The film became the highest-grossing Malayalam film in history. It broke the record of Mohanlal's Chandralekha (1997) released in the same year to become the biggest ever grosser in Malayalam cinema. See more »


Referenced in Kodathi Samaksham Balan Vakeel (2019) See more »

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29 September 2009 | by zizouronoSee 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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