Mukunthetta Sumitra Vilikkunnu

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Mukunthetta Sumitra Vilikkunnu
Mukundetta sumithra poster.jpg
Directed by Priyadarshan
Produced by G. P. Vijayakumar
Screenplay by Sreenivasan
Starring Mohanlal,
Narrated by Priyadarshan
Cinematography S. Kumar
Edited by Bhoominathan
Seven Arts
Distributed by Seven Arts
Release date
  • 29 January 1988 (1988-01-29)
Country India
Language Malayalam

Mukunthetta Sumitra Vilikkunnu (English: Mukunthetta, Sumitra is Calling) is a 1988 Indian Malayalam romance drama film directed by Priyadarshan and written by Sreenivasan. It stars Mohanlal, Sreenivasan, and Ranjini.[1] It is a remake of the 1983 Hindi film Katha by Sai Paranjpye.[2][3][4][5]


Mukundan K. Kartha (Mohanlal) is a simple man, with a decent job, whose old college classmate and friend Viswanath (Sreenivasan) comes to meet him. He lives in a small residential colony in Chennai, where there's a water shortage and the people struggle to make ends meet. The damsel of the colony, Sumithra (Ranjini) likes Mukundan. Viswanath is a fraud and con-man and he makes Mukundan and the people of his colony believe that he is an influential person and classmate of the Public Works Department minister. He makes the people believe that, due to his influence, water pipes arrived at the colony.

Viswanath befriends businessman C.P. Menon and promises to obtain an export license for leather shoes of the latter's company. Viswanath uses Mukundan to obtain money from one of his other victims, which causes Mukundan to lose his job and get arrested by the police.

Viswanath even tries to steal the woman Mukundan loves, Sumitra, and plans to marry her by tricking her family into thinking that he is rich.

Viswanath goes missing when the people discover that he had tricked them all. Viswanath tries to flee to Dubai, but Mukudan catches him at the airport, defeats him on a fight and tears off his flight ticket. The police catches him later.

The movie takes inspiration from Nasaruddin shah starer movie Katha released in 80's.



The music was composed by Ouseppachan and lyrics was written by Shibu Chakravarthy.

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length
1 "Ormakal Odi" M. G. Sreekumar Shibu Chakravarthy
2 "Ormakal Odi" K. S. Chithra, M. G. Sreekumar Shibu Chakravarthy
3 "Poovine" M. G. Sreekumar, Sujatha Mohan, Janamma David Shibu Chakravarthy


  1. ^ "Mukunthetta, Sumitra Vilikkunnu (1988)". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-07-22. 
  2. ^ Katha synopsis
  3. ^ "Mukundetta Sumitra Vilikkunnu". Retrieved 2014-10-24. 
  4. ^ "Mukundetta Sumitra Vilikkunnu". Retrieved 2014-10-24. 
  5. ^ "Mukundetta Sumitra Vilikkunnu". Retrieved 2014-10-24. 
  6. ^ "LAL'S FILMS". Retrieved 2009-07-22. 
  7. ^ "Cochin Haneefa". Retrieved 2009-07-22. 

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