Meesa Madhavan

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Meesa Madhavan
Meesha Madhavan.jpg
VCD cover
Directed by Lal Jose
Produced by Subair
Written by Ranjan Pramod
Starring Dileep
Kavya Madhavan
Jagathy Sreekumar
Music by Vidyasagar
Cinematography S. Kumar
Edited by Ranjan Abraham
Distributed by Kalasangam
Release dates
  • 4 July 2002 (2002-07-04)
Running time
165 minutes
Country India
Language Malayalam

Meesa Madhavan (Malayalam: മീശ മാധവന്‍, English: Mustache Madhavan) is a 2002 Malayalam romantic comedy film directed by Lal Jose and written by Ranjan Pramod; starring Dileep in the title role. The film went on to become a blockbuster and the highest grossing Malayalam film of the year, and also established Dileep's status as a star.

In 2003, this film was remade in Telugu as Dongodu starring Ravi Teja and Kalyani[1] and in Kannada as Hori starring Vinod Prabhakar.[2]


Madhavan (Dileep) is a clever thief who does robbery for a living. He is following the principles of his mentor Mullani Pappan (Mala Aravindan). Meesa Madhavan got his name by the popular saying that if Madhavan rolls his Mustache (Meesa in Malayalam) looking at someone, he will rob his house that night. His enemy was a local money lender Bhageerathan Pillai (Jagathy Sreekumar) who refused to give back his father's property.

Madhavan falls in love in Bhageerathan Pillai's daughter Rukmini (Kavya Madhavan). The sub inspector in the village Eappen Pappachi (Indrajith) has an eye on Rukmini. He steals the idol from the local Temple with the intention of selling it and puts the blame on Madhavan. It becomes Madhavan's responsibility to find the culprits and he does that with his mentor's help and thus uniting with his girl friend.



The film was the highest grossing film of the year 2002 with a collection of over 15 crores. It had completed 100 days in all the major cinemas and ran over 250 days.It gave its lead actor Dileep the name Janapriyanaayakan (Popular Star).


The music album of Meesa Madhavan happens to be one of the most popular works of Vidyasagar. The lyrics were written by Gireesh Puthenchery.

Song Title Singers Cast
"Ente Ellamellam" K. J. Yesudas, Sujatha Mohan Dileep & Kavya Madhavan
"Karimizhi Kuruvi" Sujatha Mohan
"Karimizhi Kuruvi" Sujatha Mohan, Prathap Chandran Dileep & Kavya Madhavan
"Elavathooru" Madhuri
"Chingamaasam" Shankar Mahadevan, Rimy Tomy Dileep & Jyothirmayi
"Penne Penne" M. G. Sreekumar, K. S. Chitra, Kalyani Menon Dileep, Kavya Madhavan, Jyothirmayi & Harisree Asokan
"Valeduthhal" Vidhu Prathap, Anuradha Sriram Dileep & Kavya Madhavan
"Ente Ellam" K. J. Yesudas Dileep & Kavya Madhavan
"Pathiri" Machad Vasanthy
"Theme Music" Instrumental


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