Narasimham (2000)

 ●  Malayalam ● 2 hrs 55 mins

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Embedded with suspense and social relevance, this masterfully crafted tale traces the twists and turns in the life of Induchoodan Menon (Mohan Lal), who has a very difficult relationship with his father, Justice Menon (Tilakan). When Induchoodan the first rank-holder in the IAS Exams, is wrongly implicated in a murder case, his father Menon, the local judge, refuses to help him. When the movie starts, six years have passed, Induchoodan is released and Madhavan Nambiar (Narayanan Nair) is dead. Induchoodan is now into social activities with his friends. Meanwhile Justice Menon and wife come back to live with Induchoodan. Also, Induchoodan meets Anuradha (Aishwarya) daughter of Mooppil Nair and they fall in love with each other. Then it is revealed that Justice Menon had a secret affair with another woman and has a daughter Indulekha (Kanaka). As a girl staying alone with little income, she goes to her father asking for identity and protection but was denied by the proud Menon. Induchoodan knows all the truth from his uncle (Jagathi Sreekumar) and assumes the protection of his sister. Induchoodan asks his father of the truth and Menon denies to admit it. Frustrated Menon becomes addicted to drinks and finally decide to admit the truth. He visits his daughter one evening and accepts her as daughter in privacy. However, in a sudden, shocking twist in the tale, the young woman is found murdered, and Menon is accused of the crime. Induchoodan trusts his father and brings his old acquaintance, a prolific lawyer Nandagopala Maarar (Mammootty). Can the brilliant lawyer, with able support from Induchoodan prove Menon's innocence? Will the friction between father and son finally end?
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Cast: Aishwarya Bhaskar, Mohanlal

Crew: Shaji Kailas (Director), Sanjeev Shankar (Director of Photography), MG Radhakrishnan (Music Director)

Rating: A (India)

Genres: Drama

Release Dates: 26 Jan 2000 (India)

Malayalam Name: നരസിംഹം

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as Anuradha
as Poovalli Induchoodan
as Adv. Nandagopal Marar
Supporting Actor
as Induchoodan's mother
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Supporting Actor
as Judge
as Chandrabhanu
as Bharathan
as Indulekha
as Public Prosecutor
as CI Habeeb
Supporting Actor
Supporting Actor
as Manappally Madhavan Nambiar
as Moopil Nair
as Manappally Sudheeran IPS,
as Kalletti Vasudevan
as Justice Maranchery Karunakara Menon
as Raman Nair
as Venu Master


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The film completed 200 days in one theatre and 150 days in three theatres, becoming the highest grossing Malayalam film of all time.

This was the 1000th movie of Jagathy Sreekumar.

The film includes five songs composed by M. G. Radhakrishnan, of which "Dhaankinakka/Pazhanimala" attained a high level of popularity.

The mundu worn by Mohanlal in this film, popularly known as "Narasimhahm Mundu", became a fashion trend among youngsters.

The movie received many awards and accolades, notably The National Film Academy Award for Best Actor which was given to Mohanlal.

The film's punch dialogue "നീ പോ മോനെ ദിനേശാ (Nee po mone Dinesha) has become an iconic Malayalam catchphrase.

It was remade in Telugu as "Adhipathi" with Mohan Babu playing Mohanlal while Nagarjuna appeared in a guest role.

The movie broke almost all the box office records becoming a record breaking grosser and one of the all time biggest blockbuster in Malayalam Cinema.