November 10, 2004 (India)
| 6.2/10 |
Action, Thriller, Crime
Alex Paul, Rajamani
| 10 November 2004|
Mammootty (Karikkamuri Shanmugham), Sriya Reddy (Anandam), Janardhanan (Aasan), Rahman (Ashok), Sona Nair (Anandam), Babu Antony (Govind Chenkappa)
The Man From Darkness
Black (2004 film) Wikipedia
Black is a 2004 Indian Malayalam crime thriller film written and directed by Ranjith, and produced by Lal. It deals with the underworld operations in Kochi. Mammootty plays the role of Police Constable Karikkamuri Shanmugham, who ironically is a hit man and a contract killer. The film features cinematography by Amal Neerad. The film was a comeback for actor Rahman to Malayalam cinema.
Black is based on the underground activities in the city of Kochi(Cochin). Shanmughan (Mammooty) plays a Head Police Constable but also a hitman who does his job with perfection. On the top of the underworld, there is a man, Advocate Devin Carlos Padaveedan (Lal). He and Shanmughan are accomplices.
A newly appointed police officer, Ashok (Rahman), tries to clean up the city from the criminals, but fails to do so as he is killed by Padaveedan. Shanmugan is not very happy about the death of Ashok, and creates some indifference between the friends. After Shanmugan finds his own daughter, he wants to live a peaceful life, but the transformation is not acceptable to Padaveedan, and he wants Shanmughan dead.
This changes the situation, and as Shanmughan asks City Police Commissioner (Babu Antony) for aiding him to kill the gangsters, he could only speak about putting them in jail. This leads to Shanmughan going against the criminals and eliminating them one by one.
At the same time, Padaveedan is ready for the arrival of his old friend and current enemy.Mammootty as Head Constable Karikkamuri Shanmughan aka Kumbari
Lal as Adv. Devin Carlos Padaveedan aka Machchán
Rahman as Ashok Srinivas
" Janaki Krishnan as AnnaShreya Reddy as Anandam
Babu Antony as Govind Chenkappa
Janardanan as Aasan
Mohan Jose as Mammali
Tom George Kolath as Ajay Srinivas
Kulappully Leela as Veronica
Sona Nair as Sheela
T. P. Madhavan
Prem Kumar as Unni
Sadiq as Mustafa
Ramu as Francis
Meenakshi ... Cameo appearance in the song Ambalakkara
Daniel Balaji as Ezhumalai
Anoop Chandran as Pauly
Kannan Pattambi as Auto Raju
Music: Alex PaulAmbalakkara - M. G. Sreekumar, Chorus
Ambalakkara (Extended) - M. G. Sreekumar
Thinkal Kalaye - Sujatha Mohan
Lyrics: Ranjith, Kaithapram, Pirai Choodan
The film was commercial success.
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