Iyer the Great

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Iyer the Great
Directed byBhadran
Produced byR. Mohan, Ratheesh
Written byMalayattoor Ramakrishnan

Music byM. S. Viswanathan
Edited byM. S. Mani
Release date
Running time
123 minutes

Iyer the Great is a 1990 Malayalam language psychological thriller film directed by Bhadran and starring Mammootty, Shobana, Geetha, Sukumari and Devan. M. S. Mony won the National Film Award for Best Editing for his work in this movie.[1]


Vaikundam Soorya Narayana Iyer (Mammootty), a business executive, leads a normal family life along with Veni (Geetha), his wife and his mother (Sukumari). After falling from a tree while trying to capture an escaped pet parrot, Iyer undergoes acrophobia(fear of heights) giving him the power of clairvoyance. A couple of days later, he foresees a train accident with precise train number, and time of incident. He warns the railway authorities. But failing to take his warning into account, an accident takes place killing more than a hundred passengers. A couple of days later, Iyer foresees an airplane accident and informs the authorities about a future bombing on a flight in Delhi. Aided by the information, the disaster is prevented, causing Iyer to hit the headlines. He gets an insight about steroids added to a particular brand of baby food by Gabrias Group. Iyer contacts Amala (Shobhana), a news reporter who does an exposé, destroying the business empire of Gabrias. Gabria (Devan) vows vengeance on Iyer and plants a bomb in his car, killing Iyer's entire family. In retaliation Iyer kills Gabrias, but is shot and admitted to hospital. At hospital, he predicts the setting of the sun early at 3 pm on Thursday. But Amala realizes that Iyer had just predicted his own death. The police impose tight security; however a terrorist group successfully enters the hospital shooting Iyer down at sharp 3 pm.



  1. ^ Ojha, Rajendra (1998). Screen World Publication presents National film award winners: 1953-1997. Screen World Publication. p. 228.

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