Odaruthammava Aalariyam

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Odaruthammava Aalariyam
Directed byPriyadarshan
Produced byG. Suresh Kumar
Sanal Kumar
Screenplay bySreenivasan
Story byPriyadarshan
StarringMukesh
Jagadish
Sreenivasan
Shankar
Nedumudi Venu
Menaka
Sreenath
Lizy
Music byM. G. Radhakrishnan
CinematographyS. Kumar
Edited byN. Gopalakrishnan
Distributed byDinny Films
Release date
  • 7 May 1984 (1984-05-07)
Running time
159 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageMalayalam

Odaruthammava Aalariyam (transl. Identified, don't run uncle) is a 1984 Indian Malayalam-language screwball comedy film directed by Priyadarshan and written by Sreenivasan from a story by Priyadarshan. It is about three college students and their efforts to woo a girl. Mukesh, Jagadish, Sreenivasan play the lead roles, along with Shankar, Nedumudi Venu, Sreenath, Lizy, Menaka, Sukumari and Kuthiravattom Pappu.[1][2][3] Odaruthammava Aalariyam was a commercial success at the box office.

Plot[edit]

Gopan (Mukesh), Kora (Jagadish) and Bhakthavalsan (Sreenivasan) are three college students who share the same house, along with Prem (Shankar), another classmate. While the trio is more interested in spending their time by flirting with girls, Prem is more serious in his attitude towards life. On a usual encounter, the trio meets Major Nair (Nedumudi Venu), a retired man in his fifties, who loves romancing young girls.

After a series of ego clashes, Nair learns that the trio is trying to woo his daughter Minu (Lizy). Nair, enraged, challenges them to make his daughter fall for them. Accepting the challenge, the trio start to make her fell for them. Minu, who seriously shows concern towards handicapped people, falls in love with Prem, whom she thinks to be handicapped. Meanwhile, Nair bets with Govind (Sreenath), another street romeo, who is married to a beautiful innocent girl (Menaka). Nair agrees that he would shave his head if Minu falls in love with anyone within 4 months. Govind says that he would shave his mustache to half if he loses the bet.

Minu learns that Prem is not handicapped, but she still goes on with the relationship. Gopan enters Nair's home as a servant and enjoys easy access to Minu's room. Kora arrives at Nair's house as a disciple of his brother-in-law, a wrestler (Poojappura Ravi). Bhakthavalsan claims himself to be a Hindi scholar Bhaktha Khanna, and says he is the nephew of popular Bollywood actor Rajesh Khanna, and gets appointed as Minu's Hindi tuition master. Govind, in the meantime, arrives in front of Minu as a blind man, for whom she feels sympathetic and brings home. Major Nair is shocked to find all four at his home, but is unable to open up the secrets as he fears blackmailing with a photograph taken by them while Nair was attending a cabaret show.

Eventually, Nair succeeds in chasing everyone out of his house. The trio is shocked to find Minu is in love with Prem and now put all their energy to break them apart. Upon learning that their love is sincere, the trio along with Govind helps Prem to marry Minu. The film ends with Prem marrying Minu and Major Nair losing his bet and having his mustache half-shaved.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

The music was composed by M. G. Radhakrishnan with lyrics by Chunakkara Ramankutty.

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 "Maanathe Maanikyakkunninmel" M. G. Sreekumar, G. Venugopal, Ambili, Chorus, D. Sivaprasad, Janakidevi, K. G. Markose Chunakkara Ramankutty
2 "Odaruthammaava Aalariyaam" M. G. Sreekumar, K. G. Markose Chunakkara Ramankutty
3 "Poopol Mohangal" M. G. Sreekumar, Janakidevi Chunakkara Ramankutty

Reception[edit]

Odaruthammava Aalariyam was distributed by Dinny Films was a commercial success at the box office.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Odaruthammaava Aalariyaam". www.malayalachalachithram.com. Retrieved 20 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Odaruthammaava Aalariyaam". malayalasangeetham.info. Retrieved 20 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Odaruthammaava Aalariyaam". spicyonion.com. Retrieved 20 October 2014.

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