(2001)- Mohanlal, Mukesh, Jagathi, Innocent, Jagadeesh
Overall: 3.5 out of 5
Fans of Priyadarshan
and Mohanlal were eagerly waiting for the last few months
for Kaakkakuyil, the latest film by the team.
Whenever hit-making director Priyadarshan and superstar
Mohanlal come together, it is a sensation. And every time
they churn out a movie, it becomes no less than a
'maha-event' at the box-office. And everybody was heard
talking for the past few months about Kaakkakuyil,
since it was not just Priyan and Lal coming together
There was an added attraction. As an added bonanza Mukesh
too is in the star cast. This naturally has created great
expectations among the moviegoers and they are expecting
this movie to be as good as Boeing Boeing and Vandanam,
where Priyan worked magic at the box office with Lal and
Mukesh in the lead.
Their waiting is over. Here comes Kaakkakuyil, a
full-length entertainer with all the ingredients that
ought to satisfy die-hard fans of Mohanlal and Priyan.
The movie, produced by Priyadarshan under the banner of
Kalyani Film Society, would definitely win the hearts of
the movie goers and it is a matter of no doubt that the
film will come out with flying colours at the box office.
Kaakkakuyil is a tale of two friends Sivaraman and
Govindankutty, who reach Mumbai with the dream of
acquiring a visa to the gulf. But fate has something else
in store for them. Financial problems make Govindankutty
think a bit crooked and he makes Sivaraman impersonate as
Kunjunni, the grandson of an old, blind couple-the
'Thampuran' and his wife Sethu Lekshmi Bhai
Things again take a new turn when Radhika, a fictitious
character whom the fake 'Kunjunni' had created in order
to escape marriage, pops up from nowhere and foils all
their attempts to scoot with the old couple's money.
Added to this is the bank-robbery that they had partaken
in earlier along with Advocate Thomas Mathew, his
stammering brother played by Jagadeesh and his aide
Aleena. Thomas Mathew gets caught by the Police and
reaches the conclusion that Sivaraman and Govindankutty
had betrayed him.
In the meantime Aleena plays a double game, trying to
wrest the loot. All this, and old Pothuvaal's plans to
bring to light the impersonation and Sivaraman's feeling
of guilt etc lead to the building up of an exciting
Both Mohanlal and Mukesh are in their comic best as
Sivaraman and Govindankutty respectively. Newcomer Arzoo
as Radhika has a fresh appeal about her. Suchetha as
Aleena does a good work. Jagathy Sreekumar as Advocate
Nambeeshan, all have done their best to contribute to the
making of this full-length entertainer.
Nedumudi Venu is his usual self as the blind 'Thampuran'
while Kaviyoor Ponnamma fits in perfectly well as Sethu
Lekshmi Bhai. Jagadeesh has done a superb work of the
character of the stammering younger brother of Thomas
The main attraction of Kaakkakuyil is that we do not find
the heros and heroines romancing. Another attraction of
the film is the presence of model and actress Shwetha
Menon, Ramya Krishnan and Sunil Shetty in guest roles in
different song sequences.
S.Kumar's cinematography and Sabu Cyril's artwork suits
and enhances the comic mood of the film. Dipen
Chatterjee's music to the accompaniment of lyrics by
Gireesh Puthencherry is much in keeping with the tempo of
the film. Choreography by Brinda, Prasanna and Kala too
are highlights of the film, the story and script of which
has been done by Priyadarshan himself.
Directed by Priyadarshan
Story, Screenplay by Priyadarshan
Music by Deepan Chatterji
Background Music by SP Venkitesh
Lyrics by Girish Putenchery
Songs sung by: MG Sreekumar, Chithra, Sujatha, Nikhil,