Oru CBI Diary Kuruppu (1988)

 ●  Malayalam ● 2 hrs 17 mins

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Directed by K Madhu, starring Mammootty and Suresh Gopi in the lead roles. This Mystery drama centers on a CBI Officer who investigates the death of an innocent woman, was reported to have committed suicide, all the evidences point to her murder. Will he succeed in finding the real criminal??
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Cast: Mammootty, Suresh Gopi

Crew: K Madhu (Director), Vipin Das (Director of Photography), Samuel Joseph (Music Director)

Genres: Mystery, Thriller

Release Dates: 18 Feb 1988 (India)

Malayalam Name: ഒരു സിബിഐ ഡയറി കുറുപ്പ്

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Did you know? "CBI Diary Kurippu" was one of the top grosser in 1988. It ran more than 200 days (175 days in TVM) in Kerala. Read More
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as Harry
as Telephone Exchange Officer
as Minister
as Dy SP Prabhakara Varma
as Vikram
as Ouseppachan
as Regional Medical Officer
as Vasu
as Chacko
as Mathai
as Narayanan
as Sister
as Sreedharan
as Annie




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Reference: Nariman (Malayalam)
Followed by: Nerariyan CBI (Malayalam)
Followed by: Sethurama Iyer CBI (Malayalam)
Followed by: Jagratha (Malayalam)
"CBI Diary Kurippu" was one of the top grosser in 1988. It ran more than 200 days (175 days in TVM) in Kerala.

The movie was one of the first of its kind to concentrate on the central investigative story only, without the songs and dances generally associated with popular Indian commercial films.

Mammootty's Sethurama Iyer was initially conceived as a Muslim character, but Mammootty suggested an Iyer character to incorporate jibes of Devadas (Sukumaran) about vegetarianism and lack of Iyers to do physical work. This resulted in one of the most popular two-character confrontation scenes between Sethurama Iyer (Mammootty) and Devadas (Sukumaran). Because of the popularity, this was repeated in the sequels Jagratha and Sethurama Iyer CBI. The third sequel was released 15 years after Jagratha. By this time, Sukumaran, who had portrayed Devadas, had died. Thus, Saikumar was cast as the son of Devadas; he was required to mimic Sukumaran's style of performance.