Aram + Aram = Kinnaram (1985)

 ●  Malayalam ● Running Time: TBA

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Laced with laughs, this contemporary drama delves into the life of two friends Narayanan Kutty (Mohanlal) and Balan (Shankar Panicker). Working as a mechanic at K&K Automobiles in Chennai, Narayanan Kutty is to chronic flirt and womaniser. Though he has never been successful in wooing any girl, Narayan Kutty finds fun in boasting about his encounters with rich girls in and around the city. Manoharan (Jagathy Sreekumar), the proprietor of K&K Automobiles always falls in deep trouble because of Narayan Kutty's careless attitude at the work place. Balan, Mala's close friend contacts Narayanan Kutty pretending to be Mala. Kutty, who has never seen Mala, starts believing Balan to be the original Mala. As part of an elaborate plan to fool him, Mala approaches him as Sujatha, a news reporter to interview him about his relationship with the daughter of M.N Nambiar. Within a short period of time, Narayanan Kutty falls in love with Mala, whom he mistakes to be Sujatha (Lizy Priyadarshan). Things get seriously complicated for him as she also reciprocates his love. On the other hand, Balan's life is smooth sailing until his fiancee's parents arrived in the city's along with her to see his office. Balan, who is actually an attender at the office had lied to them that he is a manager in the company. To add more trouble, M.N Nambiar decides to marry again, which his daughter vehemently objects to, inviting more clashes. How Balan and Narayanan Kutty resolve their issues forms the crux of this tale.

Cast: Lissy Priyadarshan, Mohanlal Nair, Pooja Saxena

Crew: Priyadarshan Nair (Director), S Kumar (Director of Photography), Reghu Kumar Varma (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Drama, Romantic Comedy

Release Dates: 09 Aug 1985 (India)

Malayalam Name: അരം + അരം = കിന്നാരം

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as Sujatha
as Narayanankutty
as Mala
Supporting Actor
as Manoharan
as Sharavanan
Supporting Actress
as Balan
as Gopi Krishna
as Karthiyayani
as MN Nambiar



Story Writer
Screenplay Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography


Music Director


Film Type:
Feature Film
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Frame Rate:
24 fps
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Music Director: Reghu Kumar Varma
Playback Singer: KJ Yesudas
Music Director: Reghu Kumar Varma
Playback Singer: Unni Menon, P Jayachandran
One of the famous scenes from this movie, the 'hotel comedy' sequence was later re-used by Priyadarshan in Hindi movie Garam Masala (2005), which incidentally was a remake of another Malayalam movie 'Boeing Boeing'.

The movie borrows plot elements from Basu Chatterjee's comedy Pasand Apni Apni (1983), which itself was based on the British movie Happy Go Lovely (1951) {Narayanan Kutty's story}, and Hrishikesh Mukherjee's comedy Naram Garam (1981), {Balan's story}.

This movie was tremendously successful at the box office.