GenreComedy Music directorJohnson CinematographySantosh Sivan CountryIndia
WriterRanji Panikkar (screenplay) Release date1990 CastInnocent (Dr. Pasupathi / Bhairavan), Parvathy (Ammukutty), Nedumudi Venu (Unnikannan Nair), Riza Bava (Pappen), Jagathy Sreekumar (Nanappan), Kuthiravattam Pappu (Uthpalakshan) Similar moviesRelated Shaji Kailas movies
Dr. Pasupathy is a 1990 Indian Malayalam-language comedy film directed by Shaji Kailas and written by Ranji Panicker. Innocent plays the title character and also features Parvathy Jayaram, Nedumudi Venu, Jagathy Sreekumar, Kuthiravattam Pappu, Jagadish, Kalpana, Mamukkoya, and Rizabawa in his film debut.
The comical film introduces us to a small village and its funny characters. The narrator (M. G. Soman in the prologue) informs of its developments and day-to-day activities. Soon, it slowly focus to the problems discussed in the Panchayat office (fights do occur between two factions in a comical way), in which the main problem is the absence of a veterinary doctor. The leaders of the opposition faction, Nanappan (Jagathy Sreekumar) and Uthpalakshan (Pappu), gives a final ultimatum to the Panchayat president Unnikannan Nair (Nedumudi Venu) to resign his post if he can't find a vet within days.
Unnikannan Nair's daughter Ammukutty (Parvathy) falls love with Pappen (Rizabawa). However Unnikannan Nair disapproves due to the rivalry of Pappen's friends for The Panchayat President - Nanappan, Uthpalakshan and 'Society' Balan (Jagadish). Also the animosity between Pappan's Grandfather (Thikkurisi Sukumaran Nair) and Kunjulakshmi, Unnikannan Nair's mother (Philomina) adds fun to the tale. The romantic angle includes 'Society' Balan's romance with U. D. C. Kumari (Kalpana) who is also followed by Balan's father and Unnikannan Nair's associate Parameswara Kurup (Paravoor Bharathan).
While Parameswara Kurup travels to find a vet he encounters an old friend and thief, Bhairavan (Innocent) and encourages him to act. Thus Bhairavan is introduced in the village in his new avatar, Dr. Pasupathy. Unnikannan Nair soon takes a liking to him and arranges Ammukutty's marriage. Heartbroken, Pappen soon leaves the village for work and finds solace and shelter from a friend who is Police Circle Inspector (Vijayaraghavan).
Soon when Dr. Pasupathy's 'uncle', his associate in fact Velayudhan Kutty (Mammukoya), enters the village to see Bhairavan and joins his scam, it's up to Pappen's friends to call back Pappen to save Ammukutty.
The film features a single song, "Kanakam Mannil", composed by Johnson for the lyrics of Kaithapram Damodaran Namboothiri. Performed by M. G. Sreekumar and Sujatha Mohan, the song features Parvathy Jayaram and Rizabawa.