WriterAmbazhathil Karunakaran Lohithadas Release date1991 (1991) CastMohanlal (Sethu Madhavan), Thilakan (Achuthan Nair), Kaviyoor Ponnamma (Ammu), Parvathy (Devi), Sreenath (Keshu), Sankaradi (Krishnan Nair) Similar moviesRelated Sibi Malayil movies
A sincere police constable wants his son to join the police force as well but things change when he gets transferred. His son keeps getting into trouble with the village gangsters, later is arrested and disowned by his father.
Modadha Mareyalli or Modada Mareyalli is a Kannada film starring Shivrajkumar, K.S.Ashwath and directed by M.S.Rajshekar. The film is produced by Rajkumars production house.
It is a remake of Sibi Malayils 1989 Malayalam film, Kireedam. It was also remade in Hindi by Priyadarshan as Gardish. The Malayalam version was followed by a sequel, titled Chenkol.
Kireedam movie revolves around Sethumadhavan (Mohanlal), the son of Achuthan Nair (Thilakan), a Police Constable who wishes to make his son an Inspector one day. Sethu, a recent college graduate, has many opportunities to enter different fields but he goes with his father's dream of becoming an Inspector. Achuthan Nair gets transferred into a town whose residents are troubled by the rowdy Keerikkadan Jose (Mohan Raj). The police force in the town turns a blind eye to the acts of Keerikkadan Jose. One day Achuthan Nair gets information that Keerikkadan Jose is creating trouble in the market place. Being an honest police man he goes on site to investigate where he takes him on. Hearing of trouble Sethu too rushes to the market place. Achuthan Nair is no match for the goon and Sethumadhavan tries to intervene before his father gets killed.
The story revolves around Ravi(Shivrajkumar), the son of Ramanna (K.S.Ashwath), a Police Constable who wishes to make his son an Inspector one day. Ravi, a recent college graduate, has many opportunities to enter different fields but he goes with his fathers dream of becoming an Inspector. Ramanna gets transferred into a town whose residents are troubled by the rowdy Kari Kaala (Mohan Raj). The police force in the town turns a blind eye to the acts of Kari Kaala. One day Ramanna gets information that Kari Kaala is creating trouble in the market place. Being an honest police man he goes on site to investigate where he takes him on. Hearing of trouble, Ravi too rushes to the market place. Ramanna is no match for the goon and Ravi tries to intervene before his father is killed. A fight ensues between Kari Kaala and Ravi and both are arrested by the police. Since he managed to defeat the reigning rowdy, Ravi is typecast a rowdy by the people of the town.
After recovering, Kari Kaala targets Ravi and his family. With the police failing to protect him, Ravi is forced to fight for his life and ends up killing Kari Kaala. Ravi is sentenced to prison for murdering Kari Kaala and hence is disqualified in being a Police Inspector. Head Constable Ramanna reads the Police Verification Report which states Ravi as a "notorious criminal".
Shivrajkumar as Ravi
K.S.Ashwath as Ramanna
Sowmya as Devi
Mohan Raj as Kari Kaala
The film originally is a remake of Malayalam film, Kireedam, starring Mohanlal, Thilakan and Parvathi. Mohanlal got the National Film Award (Special Jury Award) for portraying his role as Sethumadhavan.
In 1991, the film has been remade in Kannada as Modadha Mareyalli starring Shivrajkumar, K.S.Ashwath as father and son in respective roles. The movie was directed by M.S.Rajshekar for Rajkumars production house.
In 1993, Priyadarshan remade the film in Hindi as Gardish, starring Jackie Shroff and Amrish Puri.
In 2007, the film was again remade in Tamil as Kireedam starring Ajith and Trisha Krishnan under the banner of Anil Ambanis production company.