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  • NR
  • 1985
  • 2 hr 14 min
  • 7.1  (403)

Nirakkoottu is a Malayalam film that was released in 1985. This movie stars actors Mammootty, Sumalatha, and Urvashi in lead roles. The movie was directed by Joshiy and produced by G. P. Vijayakumar under the banner of Seven Arts Release. The movie is a thriller, revolving around a man who is wrongly accused of murder. Mammootty's character portrays an honest and hardworking mechanic named Balan who lives with his mother and sister. He enjoys a peaceful life until he gets caught in a web of lies and deceit. One day, an accident occurs where a rich businessman gets killed, and Balan becomes the prime suspect. Despite his incessant pleas, nobody believes him, and he is arrested for the murder.

Meanwhile, Balan's love interest, Sreedevi, played by Sumalatha, tries to prove his innocence. Sreedevi is a journalist who is dedicated to uncovering the truth. Along with her friend Radhika, played by Urvashi, she embarks on a quest to find out who the real killer is. The rest of the movie follows their investigation and how they manage to prove Balan's innocence with the help of witnesses they managed to gather.

The film's director, Joshiy, created a gripping narrative that will keep the audience engaged throughout the movie. The theme of the movie is centered around the importance of standing up for the truth, even if it means risking your life. The movie showcases the dark side of human nature, where wealthy and influential people can get away with anything, including murder, by tampering with evidence and corrupting the system.

Mammootty's performance in the movie was praised by critics and viewers alike. He portrayed the character of Balan with conviction, and his dialogues were delivered with the right balance of emotion and intensity. Sumalatha's portrayal of Sreedevi was equally impressive, and she brought out the character's feisty and independent nature beautifully. Urvashi, too, did justice to her role as Radhika, and her comedic timing added much-needed lightness to the otherwise intense storyline.

Apart from the lead actors, the movie also had a talented supporting cast that includes actors Balan K. Nair, Prathapachandran, and Shankaradi. The music for the film was composed by Shyam, and the lyrics were written by Poovachal Khader. The background score added to the tension and helped create a more realistic atmosphere.

The movie was a commercial success and received critical acclaim, winning several awards, including the Kerala State Film Award for Best Actor to Mammootty, Best Director to Joshiy and the Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment. It was also a trendsetter in its time, with its realistic portrayal of the injustices in society.

In conclusion, Nirakkoottu is a must-watch movie for all those who enjoy thrillers that keep you on the edge of your seat. With its intriguing plot, excellent performances, and a talented technical crew, this movie is a classic that stands the test of time.

Nirakkoottu is a 1985 drama with a runtime of 2 hours and 14 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.1.

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    7.1  (403)