C.I.D. Moosa

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C.I.D. Moosa.jpg
DVD cover
Directed by Johny Antony
Produced by Dileep
Written by Udayakrishna
Siby K.Thomas
Starring Dileep
Ashish Vidyarthi
Jagathy Sreekumar
Cochin Haneefa
Harisree Ashokan
Saleem Kumar
Music by Vidyasagar
Cinematography Saloo George
Edited by Ranjan Abraham
Distributed by Kalasangam
Right Release
Release date
  • 4 July 2003 (2003-07-04) (Kerala)
Running time
160 minutes
Country India
Language Malayalam
Budget 2.5 crore (US$390,000)
Box office 12.4 crore (US$1.9 million)

C.I.D.Moosa is a 2003 Malayalam slapstick comedy film[1] written by the duo Udayakrishna and Siby K. Thomas, directed by Johny Antony, and co-produced by and starring Dileep in the title role. The film also stars Harisree Ashokan, Cochin Haneefa, Jagathy Sreekumar, Bhavana, Oduvil Unnikrishnan, Saleem Kumar, and Ashish Vidyarthi. The film is a parody of the spy genre such as the James Bond series and C.I.D. Nazeer. It is considered as one of the most popular and most loved movies of Dileep's career .

It was remade in Tamil as Seena Thaana 001, in Kannada as CID Eesha and in Telugu as Ramachari - Eedo Pedda Goodachari. The same team are planning to make the sequel of this film. The name they have announced is CID Moosa From Scotland (2016). This movie has been put on hold for the time being.


The movie starts with Khaled Muhammad a.k.a Baba (Sharat Saxena) in jail telling one of his henchmen to kill the Kerala Chief minister Ravi Menon (Murali). Sahadevan (Dileep) is the son of a police constable (Oduvil Unnikrishnan) who works in the dog squad. Sahadevan has only one ambition and that is to join the police department and for that he has cleared his exams and is waiting for the physical test. But he has an enemy, his own brother-in-law Peethambaran (Jagathy Sreekumar) who does not like him. Baba's henchmen plan to murder Ravi Menon with the help of the current police commissioner, Gowri Shankar (Ashish Vidyarthi). However Sahadevan foils the plan as his dog Arjun sacrifices himself. The blame is put on him by Shankar but he is saved by the Director General of Police.(Vijayaraghavan). Shankar, along with Peethambaram intentionally makes sure Sahadevan fails his physical test because he had found a way to foil the bomb plan in the hospital created to murder Ravi. When he finds out who the crooks are, he tries to find a way to foil it and that hope was to become a private detective via his uncle Karamchand (Captain Raju). He becomes a private detective and calls himself CID Moosa,Short form of Moolamkushiyil Sahadevan. He has a funky car that do different tricks to assist him in evading his enemies. During all of this he falls in love with a girl named Meena (Bhavana).After innumerable attempts,he makes her fall in love with him. Meanwhile, he managed to intercept the first terrorists who planned to place the bomb in the hospital. Shankar, in anger destroys Moosa's office saying it doesn't have license.When Moosa goes to Ravi for a petition, Ravi's car explodes and Moosa heroically saves him. Moosa is applauded for saving him.Then he kills the second terrorist and gets a Rs.5 lakhs as a reward. Meena then told Moosa that those terrorists were sharing tenants in her house and filed a case to Shankar, not realising that she would be arrested as soon as she reached her flat.Shankar tries to molest Meena but Moosa intervenes to save her. Later Shankar forces Ravi to issue a warrant against Moosa which he reluctantly accepts. On the way home, Ravi sees Baba on the road (he gets released from jail). Moosa meets Ravi to prove his innocence but Baba enters to assault the CM and shoots him in his arm .Moosa takes the CM to safety in his cars and uses the different tricks and devices in his car to evade the police.Then he gets intercepted by Shankar and Baba but kills them using his wits and a little help from his dog.The CM is saved and now Moosa is sent to Scotland to solve bigger cases.



This film released on 4 July 2003 and was reviewed as a worth watching movie for the kids as well as the comic lovers. The director entered in the mainstream with this movie.[citation needed]


The film featured a soundtrack composed by Vidyasagar, with lyrics penned by Gireesh Puthenchery.

Song Title Singers
"James Bond" Karthik
"Main Ne Pyar Kiya" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
"Teepori Pambaram" K. J. Yesudas
"Kadirangi Oodi" V. Devanand, Chorus
"Chilamboli Katte" Udit Narayan, Sujatha


In 2016,it was revealed that a sequel is in development.


Following the success of CID Moosa, it was remade in Tamil titled Seena Thana 001 starring Prasanna in 2007. It was above average at the box office. A Telugu remake titled "Ramachari - Edo pedda gudachari" was released later in 2013, with Venu, Kamalinee Mukherjee and Murali Sharma replacing the roles played by Dileep, Bhavana and Ashish Vidyarthi respectively. It was reported as superhit at the box office. A Kannada remake titled "C. I. D. Eesha" was released the same year, with Jaggesh playing the lead role.

CID Moosa (2003)
Seena Thana 001 (2007)
Ramachari (2013)
CID Eesha (2012)
Moolankuzhiyil Sahadevan
Eranahalli Sankargowda
(Kamalinee Mukherjee)
ACP Gaurishankar
(Ashish Vidyarthi)
AC Gaurishankar
(Riyaz Khan)
Commissioner Chadda
(Murali Sharma)
CM Ravi Menon
Governor Vishwanath Reddy
Harishchandra Prasad
CM Rangaswamy
SI Peethambaran
(Jagathy Sreekumar)
SI Chintamani
(Rangayana Raghu)
Thorappan Kochunni
(Harisree Ashokan)
Donga Gangully
(Komal Kumar)
Moolankuzhiyil Prabhakaran
(Oduvil Unnikrishnan)
(Delhi Ganesh) Kotachari
(Chandra Mohan)
(Cochin Haneefa)
(Ilavarasu) Tatachari
(L.B. Sriram)
(Bank Janardhan)
Karunan Chandakkavala alias Karamchand
(Captain Raju)
CID Ananthaikannan
James Bond jr.
(Suthi Velu)
Khaled Muhammad
(Sarath Saxena)
Terrorist Baba
(Kazan Khan)
Mukesh Bhai
(Raj Premi)
Mohammed Ghouse


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