|Directed by||Lal Jose|
|Written by||Ranjan Pramod|
|Edited by||Ranjan Abraham|
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.
Madhavan (Dileep) is a clever thief who robs for a living and is well known in the village. He is following the principles of his mentor Mullani Pappan (Mala Aravindan)who trained him to be a thief when Madhavan was a young boy.. Meesa Madhavan got his name by the popular saying that if Madhavan rolls his Moustache (Meesa in Malayalam) looking at someone, he will rob his house that night. His enemy is the local money lender Bhageerathan Pillai (Jagathy Sreekumar) who refuses to give back his father's property despite Madhavan paying back the loan with interest years ago.
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.
- Dileep ... Meesha Madhavan
- Indhrajith ... Eappan Pappachi (S.I. of Police)
- Kavya Madhavan ... Rukmini
- Jagathy Sreekumar ... Krishnavilasom Bhageerathan Pillai
- Sukumari ... Madhavan's Mother
- Harisree Ashokan ... Sugunan (Madhavan's friend)
- Cochin Haneefa ... Thrivikraman
- Mala Aravindan ... Mullani Pappan
- Oduvil Unnikrishnan ... Constable Achuthan Nampoothiri (Prabha's father)
- Jyothirmayi ... Prabha
- Karthika ... Malathi (Madhavan's younger sister)
- james ... Pattalam Purushu
- Salim Kumar ... Advocate Mukundanunny
- Machan Varghese ... Line Man Lonappan
- Manikandan Pattambi ... as Vazhipaadu Announcer
- Ajaykumar ... Tea Boy (as Unda Pakru)
- Sanusha ... Rukmini jr.
- Jayesh Pazhanimala... Meesa Madhavan's childhood friend
- Kalabhavan Prachod ... Prabha's husband
- Ambika Mohan ... Santhamma (Bhageerathan Pillai's wife)
- Gayathri ... as Sarasu (Pattalam Purushu's wife)
- Meena Ganesh
- Yamuna ... Madhavan's sister in law
- Kozhikode Narayanan Nair ... Advocate
- Lal Jose ... cameo
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 Dileep the name Janapriyanaayakan (Popular Star).
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|2||"Karimizhi Kuruviye"||Sujatha Mohan, Prathap Chandran|
|3||"Penne Penne"||M. G. Sreekumar, K. S. Chithra, Kalyani Menon|
|4||"Chingamaasam"||Shankar Mahadevan, Rimy Tomy|
|7||"Pathiri Chuttu"||Machad Vasanthi|
|8||"Ente Ellam"||K. J. Yesudas|
|9||"Karimizhi Kuruviye"||Sujatha Mohan|
|10||"Vaaleduthal"||Vidhu Prathap, Anuradha Sriram|
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