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Naduvazhikal is a Malayalam crime film released in 1989 directed by Joshi. It follows the story of Arjun (Mohanlal) who takes up the business empire of his father Ananthan (Madhu) who has been sent to jail and his clashes with his father's rivals. The film has an ensemble cast of Murali, Devan, Thilakan, Kuthiravattom Pappu, Jagathy Sreekumar and Manianpilla Raju. The film is considered as one of the best action thrillers in Malayalam. Apart from the huge box office success, the film was the most talked film of the year. The climax of the film was highly appreciated by critics and audience alike.
The story is about Arjun (Mohanlal) whose father Ananthan (Madhu) was the uncrowned king of his native place. They are constantly being targeted by Mathukutty (Devan) & Cheriyan (Murali) [Chekkudi Brothers] who are supported by Abraham Varkey (Babu Namboothiri). Ananthan is one day arrested and sent to prison. Arjun is forced to come from Bangalore to release his father. But his first attempt fails. Chekkudi with the help of new Home minister Gopalan Pillai (Kollam Thulasi) and C.I Bharathan (Aziz) tries to catch Arjun and include him in many cases. But he overcomes everything. At last Arjun releases his father, but chekkudi kills Ananthan and Arjun finishes both of them.
- Mohanlal - Arjun
- Madhu - Ananthan
- Azeez - C.I Bharathan
- Janardhanan - Aasan
- Thilakan - Shankaran
- Rupini - Rosemary
- Sithara - Rema
- Maniyanpilla Raju - Ravi
- K. P. A. C. Sunny
- Kollam Thulasi - Gopala Pillai(Home Minister)
- Devan - Mathukutty(Chekudi senior)
- Murali - Cherian(Chekudi Junior)
- Kunchan - Antony
- Valsala Menon - Dr Catherine
- Babu Namboothiri - Abraham Varkey
- Prathapachandran - Panikkar
- Vijayaraghavan - Police Superintendent
- Kuthiravattam Pappu - K. C.
- Jagathi Sreekumar - Bawa
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