Mukunthetta Sumitra Vilikkunnu

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Mukunthetta Sumitra Vilikkunnu
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Directed byPriyadarshan
Screenplay bySreenivasan
Produced byG. P. Vijayakumar
Narrated byPriyadarshan
CinematographyS. Kumar
Edited byL. Bhoominathan
Music byOuseppachan
Seven Arts
Distributed bySeven Arts Release
Release date
  • 29 January 1988 (1988-01-29)

Mukunthetta Sumitra Vilikkunnu (transl. Mukunthetta, Sumitra is calling) is a 1988 Indian Malayalam-language romantic comedy film directed by Priyadarshan and written by Sreenivasan. It stars Mohanlal, Sreenivasan, and Ranjini.[1] The story is based on the Marathi play Sasa Aani Kasav (Hare and Tortoise), which was earlier adapted into the 1983 movie Katha.


Mukundan K. Kartha (Mohanlal) is a simple man, with a decent job, whose old college classmate and friend Viswanath (Sreenivasan) comes to meet him. He lives in a small residential colony in Chennai, where there's a water shortage and the people struggle to make ends meet. The damsel of the colony, Sumithra (Ranjini) likes Mukundan. Viswanath is a fraud and con-man and he makes Mukundan and the people of his colony believe that he is an influential person and classmate of the Public Works Department minister. He makes the people believe that, due to his influence, water pipes arrived at the colony.

Viswanath befriends businessman C. P. Menon and promises to obtain an import license for Chinese leather. Viswanath uses Mukundan to obtain money from one of his other victims, which causes Mukundan to lose his job and get arrested by the police.

Viswanath even tries to steal the woman Mukundan loves, Sumitra, and plans to marry her by tricking her family into thinking that he is rich.

Viswanath goes missing when the people discover that he had tricked them all. Viswanath tries to flee to Dubai, but Mukudan catches him at the airport, defeats him in a fight and tears up his flight ticket. The police catch him later. Finally Mukundan and Sumitra confess there love and get married.



All lyrics are written by Shibu Chakravarthy; all music is composed by Ouseppachan.

1."Ormakal Odi"M. G. Sreekumar 
2."Ormakal Odi"K. S. Chithra, M. G. Sreekumar 
3."Poovine"M. G. Sreekumar, Sujatha Mohan, Janamma David 


  1. ^ "Mukunthetta, Sumitra Vilikkunnu (1988)". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Baseline & All Movie Guide. 2012. Archived from the original on 22 October 2012. Retrieved 22 July 2009.

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