Mukunthetta Sumitra Vilikkunnu

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

Mukunthetta Sumitra Vilikkunnu (English: Mukundan, Sumithra is Calling) (1988) is a Malayalam film directed by Priyadarshan, starring Mohanlal, Sreenivasan,[1] and Ranjini.It is a remake of the 1983 Hindi film Katha (English: Story) (Hindi: कथा ) is a film by Sai Paranjpye[2] featuring Naseeruddin Shah, Farooq Shaikh and Deepti Naval in the main roles. The film is about the daily lives of people living in a Mumbai chawl.[3][2][4][5][6]


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 Mohanlal 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 (m:ss)
1 Ormakal Odi MG Sreekumar Shibu Chakravarthy
2 Ormakal Odi KS Chithra, MG Sreekumar Shibu Chakravarthy
3 Poovine MG Sreekumar, Sujatha Mohan, Janamma David Shibu Chakravarthy


The movie got good reviews and became a success at the Box office.


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

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