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Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha (1989)

The film offers an alternative version of the fight between two legendary Chekavars from Chanthu's perspective.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mammootty ... Chanthu Chekavar (as Kalari gurukkal)
Madhavi ... Unniyarcha
Devan ... Unikonar
Suresh Gopi ... Aromal Chekavar
Balan K. Nair ... Valiya Kannappan Chekavar
Oduvil Unnikrishnan ... Naduvazhi
Ramu ... Unichandror
Tony ... Unnikannan
Soorya Soorya ... Blacksmith Girl (as smith)
Chitra ... Kunjunnooli (as Chithra)
Sukumari ... Kannappa Chekavar's Wife
Captain Raju ... Aringodar
V.K. Sriraman ... Kunjiraman
Geetha ... Kunji
Kumari Joemol ... Unniyarcha (as baby joemol)
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Storyline

The film is set in 16th-century northern Kerala. The plot unfolds at Puthooram, the house of great Kannappan Chekavar (Balan K. Nair). Kannappan Chekavar adopts the son of his estranged sister when the boy loses both his parents and brings him to Puthooram to live and learn with his cousins. The orphan boy, Chandu, a quick learner, earns the love and admiration of his uncle, while he is loathed by his cousin Aromal Chekavar (Suresh Gopi). As they grow up Chandu (Mammootty) is betrothed to Chekavar's daughter, Unniyarcha (Madhavi). Several events unfold where in Chandu finds himself being pushed to the corner by his cousin. He flees to the kalari under the guidance of Tulunadan expert and master Chekavar, Aringodar (Captain Raju). Written by Vaishakh Bahubali

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Country:

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Language:

Malayalam

Release Date:

14 April 1989 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

A Northern Strory of Valor See more »

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Budget:

INR200,000 (estimated)
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SDDS (Prasad 70mm theatre)

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My all time favorite from Mollywood
6 March 2015 | by mspradeesh786See all my reviews

A classic like "Troy".History re-enacted. Mohanlal my favorite actor's release "Kireedam" was pitted against this movie in national awards. There is a good reason for this movie to have won national accolades. The script,screenplay,the choice of actors and direction makes this movie stand apart. The role of Mammootty and Suresh Gopi reminded me of Mahabharata...a replica of Arjuna and Karna.The movie also delves into the psyche of women who use men to further their desires through vile intentions. Songs in the movie still sooth our souls. Till such time, I was never a fan of Mammootty, this movie changed my outlook towards this versatile actor. Nice to have both Mammootty and Mohanlal still ruling the roost with "Munnari Yupe" and "Drishyam".


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