Thuruppugulan (2006 film)

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Thuruppu Gulan
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Directed by Johny Antony
Produced by Milan Jaleel
Written by Udayakrishna
Siby K. Thomas
Starring Mammootty
Cochin Haneefa
Music by Alex Paul
Cinematography Sanjeev Sankar
Edited by Ranjan Abraham
Distributed byPlayhouse Through PJ Entertainments UK
Release date
  • 14 April 2006 (2006-04-14)

Thuruppu Gulan is a 2006 Malayalam comedy film directed by Johny Antony and written by Udayakrishna-Siby K. Thomas duo, with Mammootty, Sneha, Innocent, Jagathi Sreekumar, Cochin Haneefa, Salim Kumar and Suraj Venjaramoodu. The music was composed by Alex Paul. Kunjumon, a Kochi-based street restaurant owner, is known by his nickname 'Gulan' across friends and natives. Film was released on 14 April 2006, coinciding with the 'Vishu' festival. [1]



Mr. Menon (Devan), a multi-millionaire, buys considerable real estate and entrusts it to one of his trusted lieutenants, Sreedharan Unnithan (Kalashala Babu), to construct a 5-star hotel. He also buys a small plot adjacent to the 5 star hotel and gives it to Kochuthoma (Innocent), Kunjumon's (Mammootty) father to construct a small tea and snack restaurant. Menon leaves for Singapore and Kunjumon is packed off to Calicut by his father, as he fears that his son's life might be in danger as he badly wounded one of the local goons who picked up a fight with Menon. Unnithan fails in forcing Kochuthoma to vacate the land since the restaurant is damaging the reputation of the 5 star hotel. Using his political influence Unnithan jails Kunjumon and Kochuthoma.

After a few years, Menon decides to return to his native land and get his daughter married off in a good way. But Sreedharan Unnithan and his sons, in an effort to foil his plans, have him framed in a cooked up case and get Menon imprisoned. His daughter, Lakshmi (Sneha) reaches Kerala to find a way to help her father. She meets up with the hero Gulaan Kunjumon, the hero of the Calicut Market. To avenge his imprisonment Kunjumon leases the bar in the 5 star hotel through Swamy and spoils the hotel reputation. With many twists and turns and a lot of misunderstandings, it becomes clear that Kunjumon aka Gulan is the son of Kochuthoma, and Kunjumon finally realizes that Lakshmi is the daughter of Menon, not Unnithan.

Kunjumon and Lakshmi struggles a lot to release Menon and to imprison Unnithan and his cruel sons. Finally through a lot of struggles Menon got released from prison and comes back to Kerala. This time Kochuthoma and Team tries to block an agreement regarding Unnithan as the future hire of the hotel. However when they all got beaten up Gulan along with Menon and Swamy rushes to the hotel and fights all the barriers across them. The movie ends as Kunjumon tore off the agreement paper and imprisoned Unnithan and sons.



The movie has two songs composed by Alex Paul.

"Alakadalil"Mahadevan and Chorus
"Madayaana"Vineeth Sreenivasan

Critical reception

Indiaglitz criticised several aspects of the film and said, "Even though the basic plot seems to be promising, the film has lost the tempo in the second half, cluttered to become a star show." Reviewer concluded saying, "The highlight of the film is the brisk pace by which the director Johny Antony passes through the events without lending time to think about the other loopy crass. The film is sure to hold masses for its wholesome entertainment, even though in weaker terms." [2]

Box office

Second highest grossing malayalam movie of 2006 after Classmates .

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  2. "THURUPPU GULAN REVIEW". Indiaglitz. 14 April 2006.