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A gripping crime investigation journey of Kerala Police confronted by an ex-cop Abraham Mathew Mathan aka Paappan. As he dives deeper into the case, destiny has an emotional tryst in store for him. (imdb)
Set in 1985 against the backdrop of a church festival in Thrissur, Kattalan Porinju (Joju George), Alappattu Mariyam (Nyla Usha) & Puthanpally Jose (Chemban Vinod Jose) are lifelong friends who stand with each other through thick and thin. When Mariyam is harassed by Prince (Rahul Madhav), the wayward grandson of businessman Iype (Vijayaraghavan), Jose & Porinju intervene, and this drives a wedge between the and the Iype family. Owing revenge, Prince hires goons to eliminate Jose & Porinju.
Jai Mohan (Mohanlal) is a counter-terrorism agent with the National Intelligence Agency (operating behind a fake front called 'Deccan Exports') tasked with hunting down dreaded terrorist Victor Rana (Rahul Dev). Jai meets & falls in love with Anjali Menon (Amala Paul) & tries to hide the reality about his job from her, but Anjali stumbles onto it after seeing Jai in a shootout. Sensing an opportunity here, Jai's boss Shaheed Khadar (Satyaraj) convinces the couple to let Anjali join their team.
Major Sreekumar (Jayaram), a cyber-terrorism expert in the Indian Army, develops a software to infiltrate enemy computers, but is attacked & shot by militants in Kashmir during his mission, which also mentally destabilizes his wife Leena (Mia George). They retire to a remote village in Kerala & live under false identities, until Sreekumar's commanding officer from the army, Tommy Eapen Devassy (Suresh Gopi), who was also Leena's family friend, tries to get Sreekumar back to fulfill his mission.
Madhavan (Dileep), an educated man from Bisonvalley, Idukki, comes to Kochi to stay with his brother's family after his brother's (Ganesh Kumar) sudden death. His brother, who was a Customs Officer, was found dead in mysterious circumstances & Madhavan suspects foul play. In Kochi, he befriends an insurance agent Manimeghala (Lakshmi Menon) & falls in love with her. When he is spurned by the cops after he raises concerns about his brother's death, Madhavan tries to unravel the mystery himself.
Nandagopal (Mohanlal), who runs a fast food joint, Nandu's Food Court, in Kochi, moonlights as a vigilante called 'Lokpal' (Peoples' Protector) to expose the corruption of politicians, cops & government workers. Usually going after illicit money accumulated through bribes, Nandagopal steals the money & distributes it to the poor & deserved.
Aliened lovers, ace cameraman Venu (Mohanlal) & reporter Renuka (Amala Paul), go on the run after they are duped into broadcasting a fake murder on TV, when the murdered man shows up alive later. This was a plot hatched by politico Bharathan Pillai (Saikumar) & businessman Rajan Kartha (Siddique) to mend their images, once ruined by Venu & Renuka in a previous sting operation. Venu & Renuka try to untangle the plot & prove their innocence, while battling their own torpid feelings for each other.
After Home Minister Sudhakaran's (Devan) daughter Meenakshi (Kavya Madhavan) is kidnapped, a mercenary fighter from the Mumbai underworld, Christy (Mohanlal), is hired to save her. Christy saves Meenakshi, but gets accused & jailed for the murder of her kidnapper, Georgekutty (Suresh Krishna), who also happened to be Christy's estranged brother-in-law. Averring his innocence & determined to prove it, Christy escapes from police custody & stays on in town to find Georgekutty's real killer.
7 young men - Shyam (Kunchako Boban), Sooraj (Asif Ali), Arun (Aju Varghese), Shaukath (Nivin Pauly), Sarath (Ranjith Menon), Linto (Ameer Niyas), & Satheesh (Vijeesh Vijayan) - crazy about soccer, gets drawn into a world of crime after they get strapped for cash to save the life of a young man, Aravind (Vineeth Kumar) whom they injured in a soccer match. Blamed for a murder they didn't commit, they get arrested by the cops, with the goons of a crime boss also after them.
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Siddarth (Prithviraj), a computer Engineer, turns into a cyber hacker & thief, after he is framed & accused of swindling the bank he worked in, IBI Bank, of Rs. 20 lakhs. Seeking revenge against Nandakumara Menon (Biju Menon), who had framed him & who was now the owner of IBI Bank, Siddarth systematically loots the bank of crores of rupees from different customer accounts. Hot on his tail were cop-turned-cyber investigator Alexander Felix (Narein) & ACP Harris Mohammad (Jayasurya).
Arun (Indrajith) & his 2 relations Mahindran (Manoj K. Jayan) & Ganeshan (Shammi), injects Ashwathy (Bhavana), key witness to a murder & lawyer Ramesh Nambiar's (Mammootty) sister, with morphia & rapes her. Karthik (Dileep), Ashwathy's lover & Devan's (Mohanlal) brother, tries to catch them but gets killed. Antony Punnekadan IPS (Suresh Gopi), in charge of the case, arrests Arun but is saved by Ramesh, unaware of what Arun did to his sister. An enraged Devan tries to avenge his brother's death.
Nazrani zooms in on the life of a rich planter, David John Kottaram, whose luxurious life style is turned topsy turvy when his beloved ones are affected by certain incidents. (rediff.com)
Gokul Das aka 'G' (Dileep), a reformed thug, takes up a job as a driver at the house of rich businessman Vishwanathan (Devan), where he tries to save Vishwanathan's daughter Sreepriya (Roma) from a group of contract killers. Escaping a kidnapping attempt from the group, G & Sreepriya gets lost in the jungle, causing back home, everyone, including ASP Ramachandran (Siddique), Vishwanathan's friend, suspects G & Sreepriya of having eloped together.
Advocate Kurishummoottil Mariamma is known for her rhetoric and volatile temper while in court. Her only son is Vava, a proud and arrogant brat who looks after the family farm when he is not engaged in fisticuffs in the neighbourhood. Though he is the village bully, in front of his mother he is as tame as a house cat, and never does anything against her wishes. Pothen Vava tells the story of the relationship between the two, and has an ample dose of action, humour and melodrama. (Now Running)
The film celebrates the defiant deeds of Krishnakumar (Dileep), the ideology-driven son of a politically corrupt father Chandanakkaattil Balagangadharan (Kalasala Babu). He takes on and defeats the latter in his own constituency, and is subsequently framed for his father's murder, but finally comes through unscathed. (nowrunning.com)
Mullamkolli Velayudhan (Mohanlal) is an orphan brought up by the chief of the village Valiya Nambiar (Madhu). Velayudhan is a drunkard & rules the village with his muscle power, but he is good at heart & keeps the evils of the modern world out of his tiny hamlet. Velayudhan is at constant odds with Valiya Nambiar's son-in-law Gopinathan (Siddique). Gopinathan, along with his cronies, Kuruppu (Jagathy Sreekumar) & Keeri Raghavan (Bheeman Raghu) hatches various schemes to get rid of Velayudhan.
Unni (Dileep) tells his family that he is working in the Gulf but in reality, he runs an illegal spirit business with Bhai (Murali) in the Valayar area and is known there by the notorious name of "Valayar Paramasivam". Unni, however, confesses about his real job to Gopika (Kavya Madhavan), whom his mother is insistent that he should marry. Trouble starts brewing for Unni when his brother Balu (Indrajith) becomes a police officer and gets transferred to the Valayar area.
Puramanayil Chandran (Mohanlal), an NRI, is summoned by his family to his hometown to get married, where he runs across his childhood sweetheart Indira (Shobana), now married with a kid. Indira's estranged husband Dr. Reghuram (Adithya), an abusive junkie, doesn't take kindly to their meeting, & threatens Chandran's family. Seeing Indira's plight, Chandran gets protective of them.
Ex-gangster Zakir Ali Hussain (Mohanlal), settled in Cochin, takes up arms again after an attempt on the life of his father figure Haji Mustafa (Anupam Kher), by Mumbai-based don Raman Naik (Mahesh Anand). Zakir kills Raman, creating a void in the underworld which businessman & kingmaker Balaraman (Shammi Thilakan) asks Zakir to fill. Zakir's refusal pits him against the coterie of Balaraman, his partner Devadevan Nambiar (Vijayaraghavan) & Kerala Home Minister Lahel Vakkachan (N.F. Varghese).
Major Ravi Mammen (Mammootty), after a disturbing past where his pregnant lover Suzanna was murdered & him framed & jailed for attempting to kill the Central Home Minister K. J. Nair (Janardanan), in a plot laid out by K. J. Nair himself, takes off to Dubai where he becomes a multimillionaire businessman. But K. J. Nair doesn't let go, & tries to ruin Ravi by targeting his family & business through cohorts Krishan Narayan Bhatta (Nirmal Pandey) & liquor baron Victor Sebastian (Cochin Hanifa).
Associate Editor of a major newspaper 'Kerala Reshmi', Nandagopal (Suresh Gopi), teams up with SP Firoz Mohammed (Biju Menon), to investigate the murder of his guru & Chief Editor of the tabloid 'Jagratha', Shekharan (Murali). They lock horns with criminal don Vishwanathan (N.F. Varghese) & his coterie of politicians & police officers. After Nandagopal gets framed for murder & gets beaten up in custody & Firoz is killed by Vishwanathan, Nandagopal decides to take matters into his own hands.
The powerful & affluent Thevakattu family of Avarachan (Janardanan) & his six sons are challenged by the upstart P.K. group led by Prakkaadan Kochousepp (Narendra Prasad) & his brothers Andrews (Sphadikam George) & Aloshi (Saikumar), to avenge an old family feud which had left their only sister Kochammini (Srividya) in a vegetative state.
Liquor baron Anakkattil Eappachan (M.G. Soman) is killed by rivals Kadayadi brothers - Raghavan (N.F. Varghese), Baby (Sphadikam George) & Thampi (Subair) & the Kunnel family - Mathachan (Azeez) & sons Outhakkutty (Sathar) & Chandy (Sadiq), landing the burden of the Anakkattil business empire on son Jacob Stephen aka Anakkattil Chackochi (Suresh Gopi). Chackochi with his trusted aides Hussein (Siddique) & Ummachan (Manian Pillai Raju), tries to get to the bottom of his father's murder.
Gangster Bava (Thilakan) seeks revenge against Mahendra Varma (Narendra Prasad) of the royal Krishnapuram palace for the atrocities Varma had done to Bava in his younger days. For that, Bava gets out on bail, Varma's son-in-law Hariprasad (Suresh Gopi), who was accused & jailed for having murdered Varma's daughter Lakshmi (Kanaka). Bava's aim was to cause mental anguish to Varma & to later kill Hariprasad & blame that on Varma too, but Hariprasad catches onto Bava's game & tries to outwit him.
Narasimha Mannadiyar (Mammootty), the ruler of the village of Kamakshipuram tries to avenge the death of his younger brother Veerasimha Mannadiyar (Jayaram). Veerasimhan's killer, a criminal don Haider Marakkar, is sentenced to death by the court, but Haider keeps escaping the gallows. A fed-up Narasimha Mannadiyar decides to take matters into his own hands.
Captain Eshwar (Mammootty) & Wing Commander Zakir (Mukesh) are working on a top-secret airforce project codenamed 'Red Alert', at the Airforce Academy. A Kashmir based Islamic terrorist group, to get their hands on the project documents, blackmails & deploys a woman called Lakshmi (Mohini) to get close to Eshwar, after kidnapping her child. After Lakshmi refuses to follow through with the plan, the terrorists detain her. Eshwar, Zakir & a group of commandos launch a commando op to free her.
Four ex-convicts - Aliyar (Thilakan), Ramayyan (Raghu), Hamsa (Babu Antony) & Antony (Mammootty) - serve life sentences & come out with the intention of murdering Haridas (Vishnuvardhan) & his 3 daughters, the ex-cop who was responsible for their arrests & the death of their families. They finally get to Haridas, but when he reveals on his deathbed that one of his 3 children was actually Antony's daughter, Antony is forced to turn against his friends to protect the girls.
When a young girl, Devi (Suchitra), gets killed during a train journey from Trivandrum to Madras, on board the No: 20 Madras Mail train, three young men - Tony Kurishinkal (Mohanlal), Hitchcock Kanjikuzhi (Manian Pillai Raju) & Kumbalam Hari (Jagadish) - suspected of murder, go on the run from the Police, & also tries to find the real murderer. They seeks help from & gets it from movie star Mammootty (Mammootty), who also happened to be a traveler on the train, the night the girl was killed.
Vishnu Narayanan (Mammootty), a rich womanizer who lives a bachelor lifestyle away from his wife Seethalakshmi (Saritha) & mother (Sukumari), lends a virgin girl Indu (Mathu) from a pimp, Nair (Murali), for a week. During this period, Vishnu's family happens upon Indu, & in a bid to save his skin, he lies about Indu being his illicit daughter. Now, Seethalakshmi & Vishnu's mother can't let go of Indu, & Nair & Thomas Chacko (Thilakan), Nair's client in waiting, is after Vishnu to get Indu back.
Justice T. Vasudev (Babu Nampoothiri) & businessman Kuwait Mani (M.G. Soman), both pals, gets killed back-to-back & in each case, a piece of coconut husk is found shoved in their mouths. DSP Haridas Damodaran (Mammootty) investigates the case & finds that a friend of theirs, Rosario Fernandes (Devan), was killed the same way 2.5 years ago in Bombay. Haridas's suspicion falls on Rosario's mentally ill son, Christie (Suresh Gopi), who had recently absconded from the asylum he was being treated in.
Chandhru (Mammootty), a trucker, is a man with a rough exterior, but good at heart. When his helper Ravi (Mukesh) dies in an accident, he takes it upon himself to fulfill Ravi's dream of building a house for his family & goes to Ravi's village with this mission. There, during his stay, he meets the various interesting characters of the village - Rajamma (Seema) who runs a tea-shop, Kochu Varki (Prathapachandran), the wealthy, but evil land-lord, his son Sunny (Vijayaraghavan) etc.
9 Malayali trainees arrive at the Indian Army camp in Kashmir for Special Armed Training (SAT) & is faced with a martinet instructor, Nair (Mammootty). After cadet Antony (Mukesh) is killed by arms dealer Kumar (Devan) & Nair is blamed for it, he becomes a fugitive. When Nair gets wind of a plot by Kumar & another criminal James (Lalu Alex), to steal arms & ammunition from the SAT camp, he re-unites with his students, who were originally sent to kill him, to bust the operation & save the day.
Ex-smuggler & businessman Ananthan (Madhu) gets arrested in a politically motivated move by business rivals Chekkudi brothers, Mathew (Devan) & Cherian (Murali). Ananthan's son Arjun (Mohanlal), who was studying & romancing in Bangalore, returns to Kerala to take reins of Ananthan's business empire & to release Ananthan, but is repeatedly harassed by Chekkudi brothers & their coterie. Finally, when Ananthan is shot dead by the Chekkudi brothers, Arjun snaps & seeks revenge in his own terms.
After a rich business man James (Ratheesh) dies in mysterious circumstances, his relatives tries to prevent James's wife Susanna (Urvashi), & their son access to James's wealth by claiming that Susanna isn't legally married to James. Susanna enlists the help of George Korah Vettickal (Mammootty), an out-of-work lawyer to fight her case. Vettickal faces big troubles and threats from James's relatives as soon as he takes on the case, and initially falters, but later decides to fight back.
Dr. Savithri (Sumalatha) is forced to save the life of the person she hated the most - death row convict Aravindan (Mammootty), who had killed her father Madhava Menon (Karamana Janardanan Nair), after he escapes from jail & is subsequently shot by the cops. After saving Aravindan's life, Savithri gets a chance to listen to the circumstances regarding the murder from nurse Tresa (Parvathi), which puts things in a different light for her & she starts thinking about letting Aravindan escape again.
Journalist G. Krishnamoorthy aka GK (Mammootty) is crippled & jailed by minister Shankar (Devan) & politico Panicker (Jagannatha Varma), after GK tries to expose them for raping his friend Maria Fernandez (Sumalatha). After his release, GK helps four convicts, whom he befriended in jail, escape, uses them to pick off his political enemies & helps himself to first dibs on the news for his paper 'New Delhi Diary'. His sister Uma's (Urvashi) lover & staff newsman Suresh (Suresh Gopi) smells a rat.
Businessman Vishwanatha Menon (M.G. Soman), his wife Padmavathi (Jayabharathi) & Padmavathi's niece Nimmy (Karthika) come to Kodaikanal for a month's vacation, where they meet & befriend orphan guide Raju (Mohanlal). Nimmy feels a closeness to Raju, but their friendship doesn't bode well with Menon's son & Nimmy's beau Vinod (Suresh Gopi), who tries to keep them apart.
Film director Viswanathan (Mammootty), who hadn't been making movies since his wife's death 2 years back, finally decides to make a movie to financially help his ailing guru Krishnan Nambiar (Ravi Menon). He heads to Kodaikanal on his producer Thomas's (Azeez) behest to pen the script in peace, staying as a guest of Thomas's friend Menon (K.P. Ummar). There he meets Shyama (Nadia Moidu), Menon's daughter, & gets drawn towards her. He learns that Shyama also shares a similar bereavement like him.
Paramu (Mammootty) & Johnny (Lalu Alex) frame businessman Unnithan (Azeez) for a murder Johnny commits & Johnny takes Unnithan's illicit cash for himself. Meanwhile, Paramu's boss McPherson (Sukumaran) asks Paramu to help him hide his black money. He entrusts the cash with Johnny, but the two fall out due to Unnithan's daughter Geetha (Shobana), whom Paramu liked but who was now a tart because of Johnny. Johnny tells McPherson that Paramu has embezzled the cash, turning McPherson against Paramu.
Anu (Shobana), a married housewife, starts getting nightmares about people getting murdered which starts to come true. After two of Anu's dreams come true, which included her own sister Susy (Rajyalakshmi), Anu gets determined to save the victim of her 3rd dream. She, along with her husband Dr. Samuel George (Mammootty) & her brother-in-law James (Ratheesh), goes in search of the artifacts in her latest dream.
Journalist Sasikala covers and receives acclaim for the story of the once-wealthy but now death-sentenced convict Ravi Varma, for the cruel murder of his ex-wife Mercy, a beautiful model. A day before his scheduled execution, Ravi Varma escapes prison, and a deeper story that ties him, Sasikala and other characters unfolds in the events that follow. (imdb)
Bachelor pilot Balachandran (Mammootty) finally agrees to get married after constant prodding by his father, retired Major Vishwanatha Menon (Madhu), but a few days before his wedding, he stumbles across his ex-girlfriend Rekha (Suhasini) & as he later learns, his illegitimate child Ramya (Shalini).
Upright customs officer Ravindran (Mammootty), who takes on smuggler Alexander (Thilakan) & his 3 sons Freddie (Captain Raju), Felix (Lalu Alex) & Stephen (Santhosh), finds evidence of Alexander selling state secrets to foreign enemies. Afterwards Alexander is found dead & Ravindran is sentenced to life for the crime. While Ravindran was in jail, Alexander's sons rape Ravindran's wife Nimmy (Jayapradha) & drowns his daughter (Shalini). After 9 years, Ravindran is released & is out for revenge.
Poor fisherman Balu's (Madhu) life is turned upside down when his son, honest customs officer Mohan (M.G. Soman), is killed by smugglers. Vowing revenge, Balu turns smuggler himself & becomes very rich. Balu entrusts Mohan's son Anand with Balu's best friend Yusuf (Prem Nazir). 20 years later, as Balu reunites with Anand, Veerendra Nath (Jose Prakash), the smuggler who had Mohan killed, reemerges as Balu's business rival & tries to take over Balu's empire.
Justice Diwan lives in a palatial house with his wife, Sharda, and a son named Rajan. Diwan and Rajan do not get along and as a result, Rajan moves out and goes to live in a nearby slum area with two friends, Dr. Bashir Khan and his brother, Rahim. Bashir is in love with Reshma and hopes to marry her soon. Before that could happen, Dr. John, Bashir's senior, gets killed and the police find Bashir there with a knife in his hand. (imdb)
Ravi (Mammootty) has a content & happy life with his wife Indu (Poornima Jayaram) and his daughter Minimol (Anju). They befriend & give shelter to Radha (Rohini), a girl on the run from her step-father. Ravi's well-set life is shattered one fateful night, when his wife gets gang-raped & later Radha is shocked to find that her lover Venu (Ratheesh) is also amongst the accused.
Antony (Prem Nazir) & Lawrence (Madhu), who grew up at the orphanage with the kindness of Fr. John (Balan K. Nair), parts ways. Antony continued to assist at the church, while Lawrence grows up to be a cop. Antony's daughter Mary (Seema) falls in love with Rajan (Ravindran). Antony kills Rajan in a fit of rage & absconds, giving Lawrence the slip. Years later, Antony returns disguised as millionaire William D'cruz. But Lawrence, who hadn't given up on his hope of arresting Antony, is suspicious.