|Directed by||Jose Thomas|
|Screenplay by||Uday Krishna, Siby K Thomas|
|Edited by||K. Rajagopal|
Mattupetty Machan is a 1998 Malayalam movie directed by Jose Thomas. Mukesh, Baiju, Kalabhavan Navas, Jagathy Sreekumar, Oduvil Unnikrishnan, Maathu etc. played the main roles in the movie. The movie was produced by Gopikrishnan, Vinu Kiriyath and Kannan Nair under the banner of Gopurachithra who also distributed the movie. Rajan Kiriyath and Vinu Kiriyath created the story for which the script and direction was added by Udaykrishna and Siby K. Thomas. The film is considered as an All time Block Buster in Mukesh's career and was remade in Tamil as Banda Paramasivam with Prabhu and Rambha, remade in Telugu as Hungama with Ali and Venu Madhav. Bollywood blockbuster Housefull 2 was an uncredited remake of Mattupetti Machan.
Kumar Kubera (Kumaran) (Jagathy Sreekumar) and Prabhakara Prabhu (Prabhakaran) (Oduvil Unnikrishnan) are former friends, business rivals and bitter enemies. They want to outdo each other in everything, and specially when it comes to when marrying off their daughters. Manoharan (Salim Kumar) the marriage broker brings them many good suitors for their daughters but Kubera and Prabhu succeed in driving away the suitors. One day Manoharan brings a middle easy NRI (Kottayam Nazeer) to see Prabhu's daughter. Nazeer works in Oman but Prabhu finds him unsuitable and insults him. Nazeer vows to take revenge and marry off Prabhu's daughter to the most unsuitable boy in the land. He enlists Manoharan's help to find such a suitor and Manoharan introduces him to Mattupetti Machan (Mukesh) a notorious coolie in the local market. Kannappan (Baiju) is the rival faction leader and the two often lock horns over unloading work.
- Mukesh - Mattupetti Machan
- Jagathy Sreekumar - Kumar Kubera
- Oduvil Unnikrishnan - Prabhakara Prabhu
- Baiju- Kannappan/Kannan
- Kalabhavan Navas - unnikrishnan
- Captain Raju - Mattupetti Mahadevan
- Salim Kumar - Manoharan
- Kottayam Nazir
- Bobby Kottarakkara
- Kochu Preman - Industries Minister Sankarankutty(Cameo role)
- Tony - Rajappan
- Sonia- Chenthamara
- Maathu- Parvathy Prabhu
- Sreelakshmi - Lashmi Kubera
- Sreejaya - Lakshmi
The songs in the movie were written by Bichu Thirumala and was composed by Thankaraj. The BGM was done by Rajamani. This was the debut film for Thankaraj.
- Chillu janalinte arikil - M. G. Sreekumar, K. S. Chithra
- Rasa thaan daa - M. G. Sreekumar
- Kadukodachu - M. G. Sreekumar, K. S. Chithra