New Year (1989 film)

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New Year
Directed by Viji Thampi
Produced bySST Subramaniyam for Evershine Productions
Written byKaloor Dennis
Starring Suresh Gopi
Babu Antony
Silk Smitha
Music by Shyam
Cinematography Santhosh Sivan
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New Year is a 1989 Malayalam movie which was a remake of 1985 Hindi movie Aitbaar . The movie stars Suresh Gopi, Urvasi, Jayaram, Silk Smitha and Sukumaran.



The crux of the movie is same as that of a 1954 English movie named Dial M for Murder. It begins with Menon travelling in a taxi. The car engine overheats and the driver gets out of the car to investigate. Menon gets out of the car, and is murdered by the driver. Flashback Ajith is Menon's nephew who is in love with Menon's daughter, Rekha. Ajith gets a job in the military which Menon disallows. Ajith takes the job despite Menon's disapproval and leaves town. A new suitor named Vinod appears, and he soon becomes Menon's favourite. Menon arranges the marriage of Rekha to Vinod, despite her disapproval. Vinod is a selfish criminal who wants to take Menon's property. He has a girlfriend named Daisy who is a dancer. Later, it is revealed that Vinod was the one who hired Robert to kill Menon when he comes to know of his deeds. Ajith gets a transfer to Ooty and visits Rekha. Seeing her predicament, he feels pity. After he leaves, Ajith writes a letter to Rekha to tell her that he still loves her. Rekha hides the letter from Vinod but Vinod finds it causing her to start doubting Rekha. Vinod and Rekha go shopping and Rekha misplaces her handbag. Knowing that the handbag contains Ajith's letter, Rekha rushes to retrieve it where she finds another letter asking for 50000 Rs in return of the letter. Rekha leaves the money in a lift as told in the letter, but does not gets her letter back. After this incident, Vinod confirms Rekha's affair. He hires Robert again to kill Rekha by showing him the pictures taken by him when he killed Menon. Robert enters the house on New Year's Eve when Ajith and Vinod go to a party. Robert attacks Rehka and she kills him with a pair of scissors. Rehka is found guilty of murder, for which she is sentenced to 14 years in prison. Upon reflection, the Circle Inspector doubts Vinod's story and raids the house. He finds the photographs and shows them to Rekha and Ajith. When Vinod discovers that he is caught, he commits suicide.

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