Aye Auto

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Aye Auto
Aey auto poster.jpg
VCD cover
Directed by Venu Nagavalli
Produced by Maniyanpilla Raju
Written by Venu Nagavalli[1]
Starring Mohanlal
Thikkurisi Sukumaran Nair
Ganesh Kumar
Maniyanpilla Raju
Music by Raveendran (Songs)
Johnson (Score)
Cinematography S. Kumar
Edited by N. Gopalakrishnan
Saraswathy Chaithanya
Distributed by Shirdisai Release
Release dates
Running time
137 minutes
Country India
Language Malayalam

Aye Auto (Malayalam: ഏയ്‌ ഓട്ടോ) is a 1990 Malayalam romantic-musical film directed by Venu Nagavalli[2] and starring Mohanlal and Rekha in the lead roles.[3] The film showcases the life of auto drivers in the city of Calicut.


Sudhi (Mohanlal) is a poor auto-rickshaw driver who meets Meenakshi(Rekha), granddaughter of a well to do family. Sudhi and Meenakshi fall in love but face strong opposition from her family; their only support being her grand father, Krishna Pillai (Thikkurisi Sukumaran Nair).

The film portrays life of auto-rickshaw drivers in a realistic manner and their struggle for survival.


Actor Role
Mohanlal[4] Sudhi
Rekha Meenakshi
Sreenivasan Police
Thikkurisi Sukumaran Nair Krishna Pillai
K. B. Ganesh Kumar Suresh
Maniyanpilla Raju Thangu
Jagadish Sreekrishnan
Kuthiravattam Pappu Moidu
M. G. Soman Police Commissioner
Mohan Jose Dominic
Murali Bhadran
Kunchan Ramanan
Valsala Menon College Principal
Nandhu Lonappan
Adoor Pankajam Pankachi
Sukumari Rekha's grand mother
Keerikkadan Jose[Mohan Raj] Police inspector
Ashokan Sunnykutty
Santha Devi Sunnykutty's mother


The songs were composed by music maestro Raveendran and lyrics by Bichu Thirumala

Song Playback Other notes
A.E.I.O.U Mohanlal, Sujatha Raaga: Madhyamavati
Auto Auto Jayachandran, M. G. Sreekumar
Sundari Sundari M. G. Sreekumar, Chorus Raaga: Vasantha
Saraswathi [Bit] M. G. Radhakrishnan Traditional Folk


The film was a huge blockbuster and 2nd highest grosser after His Highness Abdullah in Kerala box office in 1990.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Bharya Swantham Suhruth — Review". Oneindia.in. 11 March 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-26. 
  2. ^ "List of Malayalam films released during the year 1990". PRD, Government of Kerala. Retrieved 2009-07-26. 
  3. ^ "Aye Auto (1990)". IMDB. Retrieved 2009-07-26. 
  4. ^ "Kangaroo Review". Oneindia.in. 25 January 2008. Retrieved 2009-07-26. 

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