Johnnie Walker (film)

Last updated

Johnnie Walker
Directed by Jayaraj
Screenplay by Ranjith
Story by Jayaraj
Produced byAkshaya
Cinematography S. Kumar
Edited by B Lenin V T Vijayan
Music by S. P. Venkitesh
Distributed by Mudra arts
Release date
  • 10 April 1992 (1992-04-10)
Running time
143 minutes
Language Malayalam

Johnnie Walker is a 1992 Indian Malayalam-language film directed by Jayaraj [1] and written by Ranjith. Mammootty appeared in the lead along with a set of youngsters. The story centres around a middle aged man who joins the same college that his younger brother studies at. [2] [3]



Mammootty's character, Johnny Varghese is fondly known as Johnnie Walker because of his preference of the alcohol brand of the same name, Johnnie Walker. He has a brother Bobby Varghese who studies in Bangalore for a degree in Economics. A visit from his brother and friends changes Johnnie's mind and he joins college despite his age. From there he clashes with Swamy who rules the college with his drug gang. Because of his love towards his brother Bobby, Johnny joins his college as a student and they start living together. Soon he becomes the hero of the college as well as rival to Swamy and his gang. Bobby falls in love with his classmate Chandini, who is a depressed girl, as she is an adopted child to her parents. Chandini gets introduced to drugs by Swamy and eventually gets hospitalised. Johnny suffers from weakening eyesight and realizes that he will soon lose his vision completely; because of which he wants to get Bobby married and pleads Chandini's parents for the same. They agree after hearing about his predicament. On the night of the wedding, Bobby is killed by Swamy and his gang. When Johnny learns of his brother's death, he kills Swamy and Didi, the leader of the gang. In the end, Johnny loses his sight completely, meets with an accident and dies.



All lyrics are written by Gireesh Puthenchery; all music is composed by S. P. Venkatesh.

1."Poo Mariyil" K. J. Yesudas, K. S. Chithra  
2."Shanthamee Ratriyil"K. J. Yesudas 
3."Minnum Palunkukal"K. J. Yesudas 
4."Chanchakkam Thenniyum"K. J. Yesudas 
5."Chemmana Poomacham" S. Janaki  

The song Shanthamee Ratriyil was choreographed by Prabhudeva , his Malayalam debut.

Related Research Articles

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Mammootty</span> Indian actor and film producer

Muhammad Kutty Panaparambil Ismail, known mononymously by the hypocorism Mammootty, is an Indian actor and film producer who works predominantly in Malayalam films. He has also appeared in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Hindi, and English-language productions. In a career spanning five decades, he has acted in over 400 films. He is the recipient of several accolades, including three National Film Awards, seven Kerala State Film Awards, and thirteen Filmfare Awards South. For his contribution to film, the Government of India awarded him the Padma Shri in 1998.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Ranjith (director)</span> Indian film director, screen writer, producer and actor

Ranjith Balakrishnan is an Indian film director, screenwriter, lyricist, producer, and actor who works in Malayalam cinema. Ranjith made his directorial debut in 2001 with Ravanaprabhu, the sequel to Devaasuram. His films Thirakkatha and Indian Rupee won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Malayalam in 2008 and 2011 respectively. He is also the current chairman of Kerala State Chalachitra Academy.

<i>Nirakkoottu</i> 1985 Indian film

Nirakkoottu is a 1985 Indian Malayalam-language film directed by Joshiy, written by Dennis Joseph, starring Mammootty, Sumalatha, Urvashi, Lizy, Babu Namboothiri and Jose Prakash. The music was composed by Shyam. The story follows journalist Sasikala Varghese's (Urvashi) investigation of millionaire Ravi Varma (Mammootty), who is sentenced to death for the murder of his wife Mercy (Sumalatha).

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Jayaraj</span> Indian filmmaker

Jayarajan Rajasekharan Nair, professionally credited as Jayaraj, is an Indian filmmaker, who predominantly works in Malayalam film industry.

Renji Panicker is an Indian actor, scriptwriter, director, film producer, and journalist best known for his Malayalam films. He made his debut as a director with Bharatchandran IPS in 2005.

<i>Mazhayethum Munpe</i> 1995 Indian film

Mazhayethum Munpe is a 1995 Malayalam romantic drama film directed by Kamal and written by Sreenivasan. The film stars Mammootty, Shobhana, Annie and Sreenivasan in the lead roles. The plot is centered upon a college professor named Nandakumar, his fiancée Uma Maheshwari, and his student Shruthi. This movie become successful at the box office and Mammootty carrier successful.

<i>Daddy Cool</i> (2009 Malayalam film) 2009 Indian film

Daddy Cool is a 2009 Indian Malayalam-language action film starring Mammootty, Dhananjay, Richa Pallod, Daniel Balaji and Biju Menon in the lead roles. The film was the directorial debut of Aashiq Abu. The film commenced its shooting in December 2008. The locations were Cochin and Hong Kong.

<i>Highway</i> (1995 film) 1995 Indian film

Highway is a 1995 Indian Malayalam-language action thriller film directed by Jayaraaj, produced by Prem Prakash, and written by Sab John. The film stars Suresh Gopi and Bhanupriya with Vijayaraghavan, Janardhanan and Biju Menon in supporting roles. The film's original songs were composed by S. P. Venkatesh, while cinematography was handled by P. Sukumar.

<i>Dhruvam</i> 1993 Malayalam film

Dhruvam (transl. Pole) is a 1993 Indian Malayalam-language action thriller film directed by Joshiy, where story and dialogue are by S. N. Swamy and A. K. Sajan and screenplay by S. N. Swamy. It stars Mammootty, Jayaram, Suresh Gopi, Vikram, Gautami and Tiger Prabhakar. The musical score and songs were composed by S. P. Venkatesh. It was Vikram's debut in Malayalam cinema. The film was a blockbuster at the box office and was dubbed in Tamil as Narasimha Naicker. This was the final combination of Mammootty and Suresh Gopi before Twenty:20, except for a cameo appearance in The King.

<i>Parampara</i> (1990 film) 1990 Indian film

Parampara is a 1990 Malayalam film, directed by Sibi Malayil, written by S. N. Swamy, and starring Mammootty, Suresh Gopi and Sumalatha. Mammootty plays two roles in the film, portraying both Johnny, the protagonist, and Lawrence, his father. The film was a blockbuster and was one of the highest grossing films of 1990. The film was loosely remade in Hindi as Phool Aur Kaante (1991) and in Telugu as Varasudu (1993), both of which were commercial successes.

<i>I. G. – Inspector General</i> 2009 film by B. Unnikrishnan

I. G. – Inspector General is a 2009 Indian Malayalam-language action drama film written and directed by B. Unnikrishnan. The film stars Suresh Gopi in the title lead role followed by Nandini and Ashish Vidyarthi in supporting roles.

<i>The King</i> (1995 film) 1995 Indian Malayalam film by Shaji Kailas

The King is a 1995 Indian Malayalam-language political action thriller film written by Renji Panicker and directed by Shaji Kailas, with Mammootty in the lead role as district collector. In 2012, Shaji Kailas made a combined sequel for The King and Commissioner (1994), titled The King and the Commissioner, in which Mammootty and Suresh Gopi reprised their roles as Joseph Alex IAS and Bharath Chandran IPS.

Hakim Rawther, known mononymously as Hakim, was an Indian actor and film maker in Malayalam cinema. He was known for his directional debut The Guard (2001), which is the world's first film with only a single actor in the cast. He had also acted in supporting roles in several Malayalam movies.

<i>Akashadoothu</i> 1993 Indian film

Akashadoothu is a 1993 Indian Malayalam family drama film directed by Sibi Malayil and written by Dennis Joseph, with Madhavi and Murali in the lead roles. The film tells the tale of a woman suffering from leukemia. The plot of the film was inspired from the 1983 American film Who Will Love My Children?.

<i>Naayika</i> 2011 Indian film

Naayika is a 2011 Malayalam drama film directed by Jayaraj. The film stars Urvasi Sharada, Jayaram, Padmapriya and Mamta Mohandas in the lead roles.

Jeet Upendra is an Indian actor who has appeared in Malayalam, Gujarati and Hindi films. He started his career with many direct-to-video films like Aditya Pancholi starrer Abhishek, Scandal and Don 2 in the 1980s. Later he got offers for films like Afsana Pyaar Ka with Aamir Khan and Johnnie Walker, with Mammootty and acted as his brother. He often excelled in negative characters. He is busy with many television serials as well.

<i>Camel Safari</i> 2013 Indian film

Camel Safari is a 2013 Indian Malayalam-language romance film directed by Jayaraj which narrates a love story set in Rajasthan. The movie features Arun Shankar and Pankaja Menon in the lead roles. Sekhar Menon, Tini Tom, Sabitha Jayaraj, Binu Adimaly, Neha Ramesh, Hashim Hussain, Vishnu Mohan and Anjali Ajayan plays supporting roles; Kamal Gaur, the villain of Johnnie Walker, made a comeback. The filming of Camel Safari begun on 22 November 2012 at the Pushkar Fair in Rajasthan. It was completed in three schedules with the maximum being shot in Rajasthan and the rest in Cochin, Kerala. The song rights of the film were sold to Manorama Music. The film Camel Safari was released on 26 September 2013.

Cheriyan Joseph, popularly known as Prem Prakash is an Indian actor who predominantly works in Malayalam television serials and a renowned producer in Malayalam movies. He is mainly known for supporting roles and character roles. He has produced 19 Malayalam films. He is known as Kariachan amongst his family, friends and cinema circles.

<i>Puthiya Niyamam</i> 2016 film by A. K. Sajan

Puthiya Niyamam is a 2016 Indian Malayalam-language crime drama film written and directed by A. K. Sajan. The film stars Mammootty and Nayanthara in the lead roles, along with Baby Ananya, Sheelu Abraham, Rachana Narayanankutty, S. N. Swamy, Roshan Mathew, Anil K. Reji, Sendrayan, and Aju Varghese in supporting roles. The film was released on 12 February 2016. Nayantara won Filmfare Award for Best Actress - Malayalam for her performance in the movie.

<i>Abrahaminte Santhathikal</i> 2018 Indian Malayalam-language action thriller film

Abrahaminte Santhathikal is a 2018 Indian Malayalam-language action thriller film directed by debutant Shaji Padoor and written by Haneef Adeni. The film stars Mammootty and Anson Paul in the lead roles, and Kaniha, Tarushi, Renji Panicker, Yog Japee and Kalabhavan Shajon in pivotal roles. Shot in Ernakulam, principal photography began on 5 January 2018 and ended in March. Gopi Sundar scores music to the film and editing is handled by Mahesh Narayan.


  1. Aravind, C. V. (2 May 2018). "'Bhayanakam' director Jayaraj, Malayalam cinema's non-conformist who treads his own path". The News Minute .{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. Sebastian, Shevlin (24 July 2018). "Location diaries with Director Jayaraj: Unmissable Signs from the Universe". The New Indian Express .
  3. Shrijith, Sajin (21 October 2019). "'Johnnie Walker' sequel needs a big star: Director Jayaraj". The New Indian Express .