Embedded with fierce action and charged emotion, this romantic thriller traces the twists and turns in the life of a man who relocates to Kodaikanal in search of work, and ends up falling in love with a married woman.
Set against the picturesque backdrop of Kodaikanal, this action-oriented romantic drama delves into the life of Prem Kishan, a hard-working young man from an impoverished background, who lands up in the hill station in search of work.
As he struggles to establish himself at the new location, he ends up meeting and falling in love with Prabha without really learning anything about her family background. The twist in the tale comes when he finally realises that she's actually married to Narendran, a cruel and sadistic man. Will Prem Kishan walk away from the woman he loves, or attempt to rescue her from a torturous marriage?
This movie marks the debut of renowned actor Mohanlal, who plays the antagonist in this film, one of the many negative characters he has played in his career.
This movie garnered immense critical as well as commercial acclaim, becoming one of the biggest hits of the year, and turning into one of the landmark movies in director Fazil's career.
The bulk of the shooting for this movie took place in scenic Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu. Mohanlal's first dialogue in this movie, which begins with the words 'I am Narendran', was shot from the Astoria Hotel, near the Kodaikanal bus stand.
Eleven years after the release of this movie, the Hollywood thriller Sleeping with the Enemy (1991) had the same storyline, and was later remade into Hindi four times as Yaraana (1995), Daraar (1996), Agni Sakshi (1996), Koi Mere Dil Se Poochhe (2002); into Tamil as Aval Varuvala (1998); and into a Pakistani movie 'Khilona'.
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