| 7.2/10 |
| 29 January 1988 (1988-01-29)|
Priyadarshan (dialogue), Priyadarshan (screenplay), Sreenivasan (story)
Mukunthetta Sumitra Vilikkunnu Wikipedia
Mukunthetta Sumitra Vilikkunnu (English: Mukunthetta, Sumitra is Calling) is a 1988 Indian Malayalam romance drama film directed by Priyadarshan and written by Sreenivasan. It stars Mohanlal, Sreenivasan, and Ranjini. The story is based on the Marathi play Sasa aani Kasav (Hare and Tortoise).
Mukundan K. Kartha (Mohanlal) is a simple man, with a decent job, whose old college classmate and friend Viswanath (Sreenivasan) comes to meet him. He lives in a small residential colony in Chennai, where there's a water shortage and the people struggle to make ends meet. The damsel of the colony, Sumithra (Ranjini) likes Mukundan. Viswanath is a fraud and con-man and he makes Mukundan and the people of his colony believe that he is an influential person and classmate of the Public Works Department minister. He makes the people believe that, due to his influence, water pipes arrived at the colony.
Viswanath befriends businessman C.P. Menon and promises to obtain an export license for leather shoes of the latter's company. Viswanath uses Mukundan to obtain money from one of his other victims, which causes Mukundan to lose his job and get arrested by the police.
Viswanath even tries to steal the woman Mukundan loves, Sumitra, and plans to marry her by tricking her family into thinking that he is rich.
Viswanath goes missing when the people discover that he had tricked them all. Viswanath tries to flee to Dubai, but Mukudan catches him at the airport, defeats him on a fight and tears off his flight ticket. The police catches him later.Mohanlal as Mukundan K. Kartha
Sreenivasan as Viswanath
Ranjini as Sumithra
Nedumudi Venu as Kumaran Nair
Thikkurisi Sukumaran Nair as Menon
K.P.A.C. Lalitha as Sumithra's mother
M.G. Soman as C.P. Menon
Kuthiravattam Pappu as Oussapachen
Jagathi Sreekumar as Gopi
Innocent as Ramendra
Manian Pillai Raju as Sujandra
Cochin Hanifa as Police Inspector
The music was composed by Ouseppachan and lyrics was written by Shibu Chakravarthy.
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