The Car (1997 film)
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|Written by||Rafi Mecartin|
Chanthu K P Ummer
|Edited by||Harihara Puthran|
The Car is a 1997 Malayalam film directed by Rajasenan, and starring Jayaram, Janardhanan, Kalabhavan Mani, and Sreelakshmi, Chanthu. This movie is about two men whose car gets mistaken for another car being followed. This was the last movie appearance of veteran actor K P Ummer.
Mahadevan (Jayaram) and Kumaran (Janardhanan) work in a small firm and are room mates renting from Janakiamma (Meena). One day, luck comes to them when Mahadevan wins a car as the first prize of a promotional contest held by a washing-powder brand. Meanwhile, a murderer, Ambrose (Abu Salim) is after Maya (Sreelakshmi). By mistake, both the murderer and Mahadevan get the same tag number on their cars' license plates. The murderers try a hit-and-run attack on Maya, but she escapes. She thinks that Mahadevan who did it. Mahadevan gets arrested by sub-inspector Cherian (Kalabhavan Mani) according to Maya's complaint. But due to lack of proper evidence, he's released with a warning. After getting through problems one after another, Mahadevan finds the real killers and their car. He tells Maya about the killers who attempted for her life. Shockingly it is revealed that one of the killers is Maya's cousin Vishnu who is after her wealth. Vishnu tries to kill Maya, but Mahadevan stops him. In an attempt to kill Mahadevan and Maya, Vishnu accidentally dies by being stabbed by a sharp object during the fight. In an attempt to dump his body, the couple is stopped by Vishnu's accomplice, Ambrose. He's enraged by his friend's death and tries to kill Mahadevan and Maya, but ends up at the dead end of the road, where the cops were waiting for him with an armed force. The car catches fire from the gunshots and explodes, killing him. The film ends with sub-inspector Cherian thanking Mahadevan and Maya, for their help and support.
- Jayaram as Mahadevan
- Janardhanan as Kumaran
- Sreelakshmi as Maya
- Kalabhavan Mani as Police sub-inspector Cheriyan
- Chandhu as Vishnu
- Meena as Janakiamma
- Bindu Panicker as Usha
- Poojappura Ravi as Koshy
- Indrans as Idiyan Vikraman
- Kochu Preman as Valiyakulam Swamy / Kochappi
- K. P. Ummer as Advocate
- Kalamandalam Kesavan as Maya's grandfather
- Abu Salim as Ambrose
The film's soundtrack contains 6 songs, all composed by Sanjeev and Lyrics by S. Ramesan Nair.
|1||"Kalichirithan"||K. J. Yesudas, K. S. Chitra|
|2||"Kalichirithan"||K. J. Yesudas|
|3||"Kalichirithan"||K. S. Chitra|
|4||"Kamaladalam"||Biju Narayanan, K. S. Chitra|
|5||"Kamaladalam"||K. J. Yesudas, K. S. Chitra|
|6||"Rajayogam Swanthamayi"||Biju Narayanan|
The film was commercial success.
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