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Chithram (1988)

A woman hires a stranger to pose as her husband because she doesn't want her ailing father to know that her fiance broke their engagement.

Director:

Priyadarshan

Writers:

Priyadarshan, Sreenivasan (story) (as Sreenivasen)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Mohanlal ... Vishnu
Nedumudi Venu ... Kaimal
Renjini ... Kalyani
Poornam Vishwanathan Poornam Vishwanathan ... Ramendra Menon
Sreenivasan ... Baskaran Nambiar (as Sreenivasen)
M.G. Soman
Thikkurisi Sukumaran Nair
Maniyanpilla Raju
Sukumari
Innocent
Lizy
Ganesh Kumar
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ranjini Ranjini ... Kalyani
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Storyline

Kalyani (Renjini) decides to marry her boyfriend against her father's (Poornam Vishwanathan) wish. But her boyfriend ditches her when he comes to know that she would be disinherited. Kalyani's father Ramachandra Menon, who stays in US, is unaware of the broken engagement and comes to India to spend his vacation with his newlywed daughter and son in law. This prompts Kaimail (Nedumudi Venu), who takes care of Kalyani, to hire a stranger named Vishnu (Mohanlal) to play the role of Kalyani's husband. But Kalyani's cousin Bhaskaran (Sreenivasan) is aware that Vishnu is not Kalyani's husband and tries to inform Menon about the truth with proof so that he can inherit Menon's wealth. Meanwhile Vishnu and Kalyani never get on well and keep on fighting. But later she develops an affection for him and wishes that she could marry him. But the arrival of a mysterious stranger (M. G. Soman) gives the story a twist as it unfolds Vishnu's past. Written by Dhanya

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Musical

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Country:

India

Language:

Malayalam

Release Date:

23 December 1988 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Chitram See more »

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First Malayalam film to gross 3 crore from box office. See more »

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Remade as Alludugaru (1990) See more »

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mohanlal's one of the greatest movie
29 October 2006 | by unmeshmenonSee all my reviews

This is one of the greatest hits mohanlal and priyadarshan have ever made. The Malayalam film industry discovered MG Sreekumar, the talented young singer from his excellent songs. The movie is stuffed with comedy scenes although it has a tragic end. Mohanlal, Renjini, Nedumudi venu, Sreenivasan have acted so naturally that the movie is unforgettable. the movie was one of the biggest commercial hits of Malayalam in the late eighties. Mohanlal has showed his talents by his versatile acting throughout the movie. Two great combination of the times, Mohanlal-Sreenivasan and Mohanlal-Priyadarshan made the film one of the biggest hit in Malayalam.


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