April Fool is a 2010 Malayalam comedy film directed by Viji Thampi, scripted by Jagadish, and produced by Santosh Damodar. It stars Siddique and Jagadish in lead roles.
While the film credits Jagadish as the script writer, it is in fact an uncredited remake (except for some regional adaptations in the dialogue) of the 2007 Bollywood film Bheja Fry, by Sagar Bellary which inturn was a remake of the 1998 French film Le Diner de Cons (directed by Francis Veber), a cinema adaptation of the theatrical play of the same name written by Veber himself and an adapted remake of Dinner for Schmucks
The movie gave a poor performance in the box office.
Rakesh Menon (Siddique) is a music producer (a publisher in Vebers script) married to a singer (played by Nayana). Rakesh and his friends get together every Friday for a party. In this party, they invite idiots to ridicule them behind the scenes and calling them "talent". They enjoy doing it so much that they dont even mind missing out on family appointments.
One of Rakeshs friends (played by Asokan) meets Krishnanunni (Jagadish), an Income Tax Inspector (a Finance Ministry employee in Vebers script), on a bus trip and decides that he could probably be a source of entertainment for Rakesh. Rakesh promptly calls Krishnanunni and invites him for dinner.
Krishnanunni is a talkative self-promoting singer (in Vebers script, passionate in building replicas of landmarks with matchsticks) who carries with him a photo album showcasing his musical life. He is excited at the prospect of meeting a music producer which might help advance his career as a singer. Krishnanunni is kind-hearted and wants to help everyone but he also has the ability to mess things up for people around him. He can be annoying to the person who is sitting next to him but he makes it a funny experience for everyone else watching him.
Friday arrives but Rakesh accidentally falls into a swimming pool and gets injured (a golf injury, in Vebers script). His back is sprained badly and is restricted from moving around. Rakesh knows that he will not be able to make it to the party but still decides to meet Krishnanunni to see how good or rather bad he is. Before Krishnanunni arrives at Rakeshs residence, Rakeshs wife leaves after an altercation with Rakesh. When Rakesh asks Krishnanunni to call his family doctor, he accidentally calls Rakeshs girlfriend. Rakesh asks Krishnanunni to leave his home for all the mess he has created. Rakesh tries to get information regarding his wifes whereabout. Krishnanunni offers to help and calls Rakeshs wifes previous boyfriend Sarath (Biju Menon) under a false identity. Instead, he ends up giving Rakeshs Landline number that makes it obvious to Sarath that Rakesh is trying to get all details. Sarath tells Rakesh that his wife might have gone to a party hosted by a sex-freak.
It turns out that a colleague of Krishnanunni, played by Jagathy, an Income Tax Inspector Grade 1 (a tax auditor, in Vebers script), knows the whereabouts of this person. Jagathy is an eccentric character who loves to watch cricket and is an ardent fan of Sachin Tendulkar.
While trying to mend the relationship between Rakesh and his wife, she tells Krishnanunni that he was called by Rakesh to make a fool of him and have fun at his expense. This hurts Krishnanunni, but the good-hearted Krishnanunni still wants to help Rakesh by letting her know how sorry Rakesh is because of his acts and how much he loves her.
Krishnanunni does so by calling Rakeshs wife, who had been involved in a car accident after leaving the apartment for the second time (the first time being when Krishnanunni had sent her away thinking she was really Rakeshs ex-girlfriend), and makes no mistakes in this conversation, as well as making up near perfect excuses on the spot and with no prompting. After encouraging Rakeshs wife to return home, Krishnanunni makes yet another mistake after he picks up the telephone when she calls to talk to Brochant despite having previously told her he was in a phone booth.Mukesh
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The film was shot in Thiruvananthapuram. It was released on the April Fools Day (1 April) of 2010.
The movie turned out to be a failure in the box office.