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Directed by K. Madhu
Screenplay by S. N. Swamy
Story byJose Kurian
Produced byThomas Mathew
Starring Mammootty
Jagathy Sreekumar
CinematographyVipin Das
Edited by V. P. Krishnan
Music by Shyam
Centauer Arts
Distributed byCentury
Release date
  • 4 March 1989 (1989-03-04)
Running time
109 min

Adikkurippu is a 1989 Malayalam-language legal thriller film, written by S. N. Swamy and directed by K. Madhu. [2] [3] It stars Mammootty in the lead role, who plays the role of an advocate. The movie was praised for introducing a new theme in Malayalam by depicting the life of a castaway portrayed by Jagathy, who lands in legal problems that were rare in Malayalam movies during that time. The film is loosely based on the missing ship owned by Kerala Shipping Corporation, MV Kairali. [4] S. N. Swamy has recognized the film as his favorite. [5]




The story revolves around the castaway Basheer (Jagathy Sreekumar), who partially lost his memory. The captain of the ship (Lalu Alex), who found him would like to hand Basheer over to the relatives post anchoring in Kochi. However, Basheer does not possess any documents proving his identity and citizenship, and so there were challenges involved in getting him deported. Advocate Bhaskara Pillai (Mammootty) tries a few plans. Things get thrilling as there were murder attempts on Basheer. Adv. Bhaskara Pillai comes to his rescue and succeeds in tracing the identity of Basheer and finally finds the people behind the play.

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