Meesa Madhavan

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Meesha Madhavan
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Directed by Lal Jose
Written by Ranjan Pramod
Produced by Maha Subair
Starring Dileep
Narrated by Ranjith
Cinematography S. Kumar
Edited by Ranjan Abraham
Music by Vidyasagar
Distributed by Kalasangham Films
Release date
  • 4 July 2002 (2002-07-04)
Running time
160 minutes
Budget1.45 crore (US$180,000) [1]

Meesha Madhavan (lit.'Mustache Madhavan') is a 2002 Indian Malayalam-language action comedy film directed by Lal Jose and written by Ranjan Pramod. The film stars Dileep in the title role, while Kavya Madhavan, Indrajith Sukumaran, Jagathy Sreekumar, Harisree Asokan and Cochin Haneefa play supporting roles. It was the highest-grossing Malayalam film of the year. Meesha Madhavan raised Dileep's stardom to a whole new level and developed a cult following in Malayalam cinema. [2] It was remade in Telugu as Dongodu (2003) starring Ravi Teja and in Kannada as Hori (2010) starring Vinod Prabhakar and in Tamil as Kollaikaran starring Vidharth. [3]



Madhavan is a clever thief who robs for a living and is well known in the village. He is following the principles of his mentor Mullani Pappan who trained him to be a thief when Madhavan was a young boy. Meesa Madhavan got his name by the popular saying that if Madhavan rolls his Moustache (Meesa in Malayalam) looking at someone, he will rob his house that night.

His enemy is the local money lender Bhageerathan Pillai who refuses to give back his father's property despite Madhavan paying back the loan with interest years ago. Madhavan falls in love with Bhageerathan Pillai's daughter Rukmini. Despite being childhood friends, in the beginning of the movie Rukmini hates Madhavan as he is a well known thief in the locality.

But later on when she realizes that Madhavan's sisters marriage was cancelled because of her father, she slowly started falling for him and later both fall in love with each other. The sub inspector in the village Eappen Pappachi has an eye on Rukmini.

Eappan steals the idol from the local Temple with the intention of selling it and puts the blame on Madhavan. It becomes Madhavan's responsibility to find the culprits and he does that with his mentor's help and thus uniting with his girl friend, with the blessing of her father, Bhageerathan Pillai.



Meesha Madhavan
Soundtrack album by
Released6 June 2002 (2002-06-06)
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Label Satyam Audios
Producer Vidyasagar
Vidyasagar chronology
Randam Bhavam
Meesha Madhavan

The music album of Meesa Madhavan happens to be one of the most popular works of Vidyasagar. The lyrics were written by Gireesh Puthenchery. A part of the song "Karimizhi Kuruviye" was reused in "Aasai Aasai Ippoluthu" in Dhool .

TrackSong TitleSingersRaga(s)
1"Ente Ellamellam" K. J. Yesudas, Sujatha Mohan, Sreeja Ravi(Dialogues)Desh
2"Karimizhi Kuruviye" Sujatha Mohan, V. DevanandKapi
3"Penne Penne" M. G. Sreekumar, K. S. Chithra, Kalyani Menon.Valachi
4"Chingamaasam" Shankar Mahadevan, Rimy Tomy Shanmukhapriya
5"Theme Music"Instrumental
6"Elavathooru" P. Madhuri
7"Pathiri Chuttu"Machad Vasanthi
8"Ente Ellam" K. J. Yesudas
9"Karimizhi Kuruviye" Sujatha Mohan Kapi
10"Vaaleduthal" Vidhu Prathap, Anuradha Sriram Kharaharapriya


The film was commercial success at the box office [4] and became the highest-grossing Malayalam film of 2002. [5] [6] [7] It had completed 250 days in theatres. [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14]

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