The film revolves around a villager, who had shared a strong friendship with a popular cinema actor in their youth. However due to their different pursuit in careers they eventually are forced to part ways, one becoming a national figure, the other, a village barber. Decades later, the actor returns to the village to participate in his film's shooting. Whilst the entire village become excited about the prospect of seeing the actor, the barber fears that his old friend would have forgotten him and would neglect him. The story explores the pressures of friendship.
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Following the extraordinary success it enjoyed in Malayalam, the film was remade in Tamil as "Kuselan" and Telugu as "Kathanayakudu". Sreenivasan's role was played by Pasupathi and Mammootty's role was played by Rajnikanth in Tamil and Jagapati Babu in Telugu. But both these versions strayed from the original with many extra characters and changes in the storyline resulting in dismal failures. Read More