Vakkeel Vasudev

Last updated

Vakkeel Vasudev
Vakkeel Vasudev.jpg
Directed by P. G. Vishwambharan
Screenplay byB. Jayachandran
Story byRafeeq
Produced byMeena Ashok
C. K. Ashokan
Starring Jagadish
CinematographySaroj Padi
Edited by K. Sankunni
Music by Mohan Sithara
Charankattu Productions
Distributed byCharankattu Release
Release date
Country India
Language Malayalam

Vakkeel Vasudev is a 1993 Indian Malayalam film, directed by P. G. Vishwambharan, starring Jagadish, Jayaram and Sunitha in the lead roles. [1] [2] [3]



The movie deals with the consequences of alcoholism in the lives of two individuals belonging to two different poles of the society. The movie starts with the typical story of a common man. His name is Thankappan (Krishnankutty Nair) a lineman employed with the Electricity Board. His family consists of his wife and two daughters, Jayasree & Sreedevi . He is very fond of having booze sessions after his work time which is encouraged by his wife. Then the story shifts to the office of an acclaimed lawyer named Vasudev. He mainly deals with litigations related to motor accident insurances, he takes up latter cases and obtains a lion's share of the insurance claim as his fee.

Next character is a rich bachelor named, Vishnu (Jayaram), he comes from the United States to his home in Kerala. Thomaskutty (Jagathy Sreekumar), an aid of Vishnu at Kerala is his main accomplice. Vishnu, accompanied by Thomas are frequent visitors to numerous bars and drinks excessively each day. On an ill-fated night, an inebriated Vishnu rams his car on a drunk Thankappan, which kills the latter. They hide the car and Vishnu being guilty conscious of his reckless act decides to financially assist Thankappan's family. The rest of the story revolves around twists revealing the truth behind the accident. Both Vishnu and Vasudev have a romantic interest on Thankappan's elder daughter Sreedevi. While Sreedevi reciprocates Vishnu's feelings.

After some humorous instances Sub Inspector Jabbar (Mamukoya) arrests Vishnu and Thomas. Finally Vasudev understands the innocence of Vishnu, as it is revealed that, another car rammed on Thankappan after Vishnu's hit. The ownership of the car is in Vasudev's name which startles Vishnu. Later it is known that, the car was sold to Stephen (Riza Bava)by Vasudev, which proves Stephen is the main culprit.


Box office

The film was a commercial success. [4]

Related Research Articles

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Jagathy Sreekumar</span> Indian actor (born 1951)

Sreekumar Achary, better known by his stage name Jagathy Sreekumar or simply Jagathy, is an Indian actor, director and playback singer, who has appeared in over 1500 Malayalam films in a career spanning almost four decades. Widely regarded as one of the most influential actor and finest comedian in the history of Malayalam cinema, he is also known for his highly nuanced character roles. He is the son of acclaimed dramaturge and writer, the late Jagathy N. K. Achary.

<i>Kilukkam</i> 1991 Indian film

Kilukkam (transl. Jingle) is a 1991 Indian Malayalam-language musical romantic comedy film directed by Priyadarshan and written by Venu Nagavalli. The story set in Ooty revolves around tourist guide Joji (Mohanlal) and photographer Nishchal. They happen to meet a lavish tourist Nandini (Revathi), whom they bet their fortunes on. It also stars Thilakan, Innocent, K. B. Ganesh Kumar, Sukumari, and Sharat Saxena, with Murali and Jagadish making cameo appearances. The music was composed by S. P. Venkatesh. Kilukkam was released on 15 August 1991. The film was the highest-grossing Malayalam film at that time and ran for more than 365-days at the theaters. Kilukkam won five Kerala State Film Awards, including Best Actor for Mohanlal, Second Best Actor for Jagathy Sreekumar, Best Editor for N. Gopalakrishnan, and Best Cinematographer for S. Kumar. The film is regarded as one of the best comedy films of Malayalam cinema. It was remade in Telugu as Allari Pilla and in Hindi as Muskurahat by Priyadarshan himself. Later, the film had a sequel Kilukkam Kilukilukkam (2006).

<i>Thilakkam</i> 2003 Indian film

Thilakkam (transl. Glitter) is a 2003 Indian Malayalam-language comedy-drama film directed by Jayaraj and written by Rafi Mecartin. Dileep, Kavya Madhavan and Thiagarajan play the lead roles. The rest of the cast include Nedumudi Venu, K. P. A. C. Lalitha, Nishanth Sagar, Jagathy Sreekumar, Cochin Haneefa, Harisree Ashokan, Salim Kumar and Bindu Panicker. It was remade in Kannada as Nandeesha in 2012, starring Komal.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Jagadish Kumar</span> Indian actor, screenwriter, cinematographer, and politician

P. V. Jagadish Kumar known mononymously as Jagadish, is an Indian actor, screenwriter, television presenter and former politician. He has starred in over 375 Malayalam films and 2 Hindi films. He is best known for his comic and character roles. Jagadish starred in over 50 films as the lead actor during the 1990s. He was one of the bankable lead stars in Malayalam cinema during the 1990s, along with Mukesh, Siddique, Sreenivasan and Jayaram.

<i>Mrugaya</i> (1989 film) 1989 Indian Malayalam drama film

Mrugaya is a 1989 Malayalam drama film written by A. K. Lohithadas and directed by I. V. Sasi. The film stars Mammootty and Sunitha in the lead role, with Thilakan, Jagathy Sreekumar, Lalu Alex and Urvashi in supporting roles. It tells the story of Varunni (Mammootty), the uncultured and drunkard hunter who arrives in the village to kill a man-eating leopard. The film won two Kerala State Film Awards. The leopard, used in a number of scenes in the film, was lent by animal trainer Govindarajan Naidu. Sasi had said that, the climax fight scene with leopard was done by Mammootty without dupes.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Rizabawa</span> Indian actor (1966–2021)

Rizabawa was an Indian actor who works predomiantly in Malayalam films and television. His breakthrough role was as a villain in the 1990 film In Harihar Nagar. Since then, he acted as villain in several films in 1990s.

<i>Gandharvam</i> 1993 Indian film

Gandharvam is a 1993 Indian Malayalam-language romantic thriller film directed by Sangeeth Sivan and written by Dennis Joseph from a story by Alex I. Kadavil and Sangeeth Sivan. It was produced by Suresh Balaje and stars Mohanlal and Kanchan, while Jagathi Sreekumar, Devan, Vijayakumar, Prem Kumar and Kaviyoor Ponnamma appears in supporting roles. The music was composed by S. P. Venkitesh.

<i>My Big Father</i> 2009 film

My Big Father is a Malayalam movie by Mahesh P. Sreenivasan starring Guinness Pakru, Jayaram and Kanika. It was released in December 2009. The movie was produced by P.A. Sebastian and was distributed by Casino pictures.

<i>Witness</i> (1988 film) 1988 Indian film

Witness is a 1988 Malayalam investigative thriller made in India, directed by Viji Thampi and co-written by Jagathy Sreekumar, starring Jayaram, Jagathy Sreekumar, Parvathy, Madhu and Sukumaran in the lead roles.

<i>Samastha Keralam PO</i> 2009 Indian film

Samastha Keralam PO is a 2009 Indian Malayalam political drama film by Bipin Prabhakar starring Jayaram, Priyanka Nair and Jagathy Sreekumar.

Aksharathettu is a 1989 Malayalam film directed by I. V. Sasi, starring Suresh Gopi, Mukesh, Jagathy Sreekumar, Urvasi and Sudha, often cited as the first solo hit of actor Suresh Gopi.

<i>Thiruthalvaadi</i> 1992 Indian film

Thiruthalvaadi is a 1992 Malayalam film written by Kaloor Dennis and directed by Viji Thampi. The film stars Siddique, Jagadish, Jagathy Sreekumar, Urvashi and Sivaranjini in the main roles. The basic plot was based on the 1982 Tamil movie Manal Kayiru, directed by Visu.

<i>Oottyppattanam</i> 1992 Indian film

Oottyppattanam is a 1992 Malayalam-language comedy drama film directed by Haridas and starring Jayaram, Siddique, Jagathy Sreekumar, Easwari Rao, Narendra Prasad, Jayabharathi and Anju in pivotal roles.

Oru Muthassi Katha is a 1988 Indian Malayalam-language drama film directed by Priyadarshan and written by Jagadeesh. The film stars Vineeth and Nirosha, supported by Thiagarajan with K. B. Ganesh Kumar, M. G. Soman, Innocent and Lizy playing other important roles. The filim was failure at the box office.

<i>Mookilla Rajyathu</i> 1991 Indian film

Mookilla Rajyathu is a 1991 Indian Malayalam-language slapstick comedy film directed by the Ashokan-Thaha duo and written by B. Jayachandran. It stars Mukesh, Thilakan, Jagathy Sreekumar, Siddique, and Vinaya Prasad. The film features music composed by Ouseppachan. The plot revolves around four patients escaped from a mental asylum and the troubles they cause in their attempts to start a new life in a sane society. Thilakan's performance was widely appreciated in the movie and it is considered one of his career best performances in a comical role. The movie is widely regarded as a classic of the golden age of Malayalam comedy.

<i>Kadinjool Kalyanam</i> 1991 Indian film

Kadinjool Kalyanam is a 1991 Indian Malayalam-language family drama film directed by Rajasenan and starring Jayaram, Urvashi and Innocent. The film marks the first collaboration of Rajasenan and Jayaram. The film was dubbed in Tamil as Ennavale Adi Ennavale with actor Vikram lending his voice for Jayaram.

<i>Addeham Enna Iddeham</i> 1993 Indian film

Addeham Enna Iddeham is a 1993 Malayalam-language comedy-drama film directed by Viji Thampi, starring Jagadish, Siddique, Maathu, and Raghuvaran in major roles.

Mukha Chithram (transl.Portrait) is a 1991 Indian Malayalam-language comedy-drama mystery film directed by Suresh Unnithan. The film stars Jayaram, Urvashi, Siddique, Jagathy Sreekumar, KPAC Lalitha, Sunitha and Jagadheesh in lead roles. The film had musical score by Mohan Sithara.

<i>Randam Varavu</i> 1990 Indian film

Randam Varavu is a 1990 Indian Malayalam-language crime thriller film, directed by K. Madhu and written by John Paul. The film stars Jayaram, Rekha, Jagathy Sreekumar and Sukumaran. The film's musical score is by Shyam. This film was a box office flop.

Sowbhagyam is a 1993 Indian Malayalam film, directed by Sandhya Mohan and starring Sunitha and Jagadish in lead roles.


  1. "Vakkeel Vasudev". Retrieved 23 October 2014.
  2. "Vakkeel Vasudev". Retrieved 23 October 2014.
  3. [ dead link ]
  4. "P.G. Viswambharan dead". The Hindu . 17 June 2010.