Chandralekha (1997)

 ●  Malayalam ● 2 hrs 52 mins

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Liberally spiced with laughs, this touching romantic comedy follows the twists and turns in the life of Appukuttan (Mohanlal), an unemployed man in desperate need of money to help his father fight a civil case. He lands up in the city to find a job with the help of his childhood friend Noor (Srinivasan). Their plans to get a bank loan to fund a small business go haywire. One fine day, Appukuttan ends up saving the life of Chandra (Sukanya) a wealthy heiress and is mistaken by her estranged family to be her husband Alfy. As Chandra sinks into a coma, Appukuttan and Noor take advantage of the situation to resolve their financial struggles. They blackmail and rope in the household's man Friday Iravikuttan Pilla (Innocent) into their plans of duping Chandra's doting father (Nedumudi Venu). They almost get away with the plan, when Iravi's daughter and Chandra's best friend Lekha (Pooja Bhatra) land up in the City. Now, the generally good-hearted Appukuttan finds himself trapped in a bad situation, trying to wriggle out with his wits. How will the future unfold for him, Chandra and her family?
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Cast: Mohanlal Nair, Pooja Batra, Sreenivasan, Sukanya Sridharan

Crew: Priyadarshan Nair (Director), Jeeva (Director of Photography), Berny Ignatius (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Comedy

Release Dates: 04 Sep 1997 (India)

Malayalam Name: ചന്ദ്രലേഖ

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Did you know? This movie became the first film in the history of Malayalam cinema film to gross 10 crores at the box office and became the highest grosser breaking the record set by 'Aniyathipravu'. Read More
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as Appukuttan
as Lekha
as Nooruddeen
as Chandra Varma
Special Appearance
Supporting Actor
Supporting Actor
as Iruvikuttanpilla/Lekha's Father
as Doctor
as Nooruddin's Uncle
as Bank Manager
as Chandra's father
as Appachi
Supporting Actor

Direction

Production

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Story Writer
Screenplay Writer
Dialogue Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography

Music

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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Malayalam
Colour Info:
Color
Sound Mix:
Dolby SR
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Tracklist
Music Label: Millennium Audios
01 
04:32
Music Director: Berny Ignatius
Playback Singer: KS Chithra
02 
04:06
Music Director: Berny Ignatius
Playback Singer: KS Chithra
03 
03:50
Music Director: Berny Ignatius
Playback Singer: Sujatha Mohan
04 
05:05
Music Director: Berny Ignatius
Playback Singer: MG Sreekumar
05 
01:45
Music Director: Berny Ignatius
Playback Singer: KS Chithra
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04:57
Music Director: Berny Ignatius
Playback Singer: MG Sreekumar
Trivia:
Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor plays a cameo role in the movie. He appears as a lunatic, whom Appukuttan Nair misunderstands as the original Alfie.

This movie was remade in Telugu under the title Chandralekha (1998) starring Nagarjuna. It was all so unofficially remade in Hindi as 'Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega', starring Salman Khan.

The story of this movie has been adapted into Tamil under the title 'Summa Nachunu Irukku', directed by A. Venkatesh.

For his fabulous performance in this movie, Mohanlal won the Screen South Award for Best Actor.

This movie became the first film in the history of Malayalam cinema film to gross 10 crores at the box office and became the highest grosser breaking the record set by 'Aniyathipravu'.

This movie successfully had record breaking collection in the first week of release, had a successful run of 162 days at the Trivandrum Kripa Theatre.

This movie is loosely based on the popular American romantic comedy, While You Were Sleeping (1997).