Sethurama Iyer CBI

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Sethurama Iyer CBI
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Malayalam സേതുരാമയ്യർ സി.ബി.ഐ
Directed by K. Madhu
Written by S. N. Swamy
Produced by K. Madhu
Starring Mammootty
Mukesh
Jagathy Sreekumar
Cinematography Saloo George
Edited byP. C. Mohanan
Music by Shyam
Production
company
Krishnakripa Release
Distributed bySwargachitra films
Release date
  • 23 January 2004 (2004-01-23)
CountryIndia
LanguageMalayalam
Budget₹ 3.35 crore [1]
Box office₹ 16 crore [1]

Sethurama Iyer CBI is a 2004 Malayalam-language mystery crime film directed by K Madhu.The movie is written by S. N. Swami, and The movie stars Mammootty in titular role. Actors Mukesh and Jagathy Sreekumar played important supporting roles. Shyam composed the background score for the film.

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This film is the third in the series of the CBI investigative thrillers featuring Mammootty as CBI officer Sethurama Iyer.This film was a Blockbuster and was the highest-grossing film of the year collecting around distributors share of ₹4 crore and a gross around ₹10 crore [1] The success of this movie made Mammootty "Man of the year" [1] The base story and initial scenes are adopted from Arthur Hailey's Novel Detective. [2]

Plot

The movie begins with Sethurama Iyer visiting Isow Alex, a convicted serial killer who is awaiting his execution. Alex was arrested and convicted for the cold-blooded murder of seven people in two different families. Alex, who had been living a wild life then, had committed the crime high on narcotic drugs. The murder case was left to the CBI for investigation and an able officer, played by Siddique, nabbed Alex in no time. Alex is now a new man, mainly due to the influence of a priest, who requests Iyer to visit Alex.

What Alex tells Iyer is startling; he didn't commit one of the seven murders he was convicted for. The murder was that of Manikkunju, a businessman. Manikkunju, along with his daughter-in-law Mosi, was murdered at his house. Alex tells this all the same confessing that he murdered Mosi. The possibility of another killer involved is very remote and Alex is a serial killer who thoroughly denied any hand in the murders when he was arrested, but yet Iyer decides to reopen the case and investigate. He faces many odds; to prove Alex right would be proving his own bureau wrong and to prove Alex wrong would be wasting time and money.

Cast

Production

Originally, the CBI officer in the film Oru CBI Diary Kuruppu was supposed to be a rough-and-tough cop named Ali Imran. It was Mammootty who suggested that a simple-looking brahmin who uses his brains more than his brawn would be a better idea. [3] [4] [5]

Box office

The film was commercial success and highest grossing Malayalam film of the year 2004 and also collected around ₹10 crore from the box office. [1] The film ran around 200 days in theatres. [6]

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Nariman is a 2001 Indian Malayalam-language investigative film directed by K. Madhu and written by S. N. Swamy. It stars Suresh Gopi in the title role, with Samyuktha Varma, Siddique, Jagadish, Sadiq, Vijayakumar, Janardhanan, Jagathy Sreekumar, Spadikam George, N. F. Varghese and Rajan P. Dev in supporting roles. The plot follows Ashok Nariman, a Crime Branch DySP who is assigned to re-investigate the "couple murder case" and then to investigate the "Ammini missing case". The film was dubbed in Hindi as Farz Ki Pukaar and in Telugu as Senathipathi.

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<i>CBI 5: The Brain</i> 2022 film directed by K. Madhu

CBI 5: The Brain is a 2022 Indian Malayalam-language mystery thriller film directed by K. Madhu and written by S. N. Swamy. The film stars Mammootty reprising his role as CBI officer Sethurama Iyer along with an ensemble cast. It is the fifth installment of CBI film series.

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