|Directed by||Lal Jose|
|Written by||Ranjan Pramod|
|Editing by||Ranjan Abraham|
|Running time||165 minutes|
|Box office||15.7 crores|
Meesa Madhavan (Malayalam: മീശ മാധവന്, English: Mustache Madhavan) is a 2002 Malayalam romantic comedy film directed by Lal Jose and written by Ranjan Pramod; starring Dileep in the title role. The film went on to become a blockbuster and the highest grossing Malayalam film of the year, and also established Dileep's status as a star.
In 2003, this film was remade in Telugu as Dongodu starring Ravi Teja and Kalyani and in Kannada as Hori starring Vinod Prabhakar. It was also unofficially remade in Tamil as Kollaikaran starring Vidharth.
Madhavan (Dileep) is a clever thief who does robbery for a living. He is following the principles of his mentor Mullani Pappan (Mala Aravindan). Meesa Madhavan got his name by the popular saying that if Madhavan rolls his Mustache (Meesa in Malayalam) looking at someone, he will rob his house that night. His enemy was a local money lender Bhageerathan Pillai (Jagathy Sreekumar) who refused to give back his father's property.
Madhavan falls in love in Bhageerathan Pillai's daughter Rukmini (Kavya Madhavan). The sub inspector in the village Eappen Pappachi (Indrajith) has an eye on Rukmini. He steals the idol from the local Temple with the intention of selling it and puts the blame on Madhavan. It becomes Madhavan's responsibility to find the culprits and he does that with his mentor's help and thus uniting with his girl friend.
- Dileep ... Meesha Madhavan
- Kavya Madhavan ... Rukmini
- Jagathy Sreekumar ... Krishnavilasom Bhageerathan Pillai/Pillaichan (Rukmini's father)
- Kavi Raj as Madhavan's friend
- Indhrajith ... Eappan Pappachi (S.I. of Police)
- Sukumari ... Madhavan's Mother
- Harisree Ashokan ... Sugunan (Madhavan's friend)
- Cochin Haneefa ... Thrivikraman
- Mala Aravindan ... Mullani Pappan
- Oduvil Unnikrishnan ... Constable Achuthan Nampoothiri (Prabha's father)
- Jyothirmayi ... Prabha
- Karthika ... Malathi (Madhavan's younger sister)
- Salim Kumar ... Advocate Mukundanunny
- Machan Varghese ... Line Man Lonappan
- Ajaykumar ... Tea Boy (as Unda Pakru)
- Sanusha ... Rukmini jr.
- Kalabhavan Prachod ... Prabha's husband
- Ambika Mohan ... Bhageerathan Pillai's wife
- Kozhikode Narayanan Nair ... Advocate
- Lal Jose ... cameo
The film was the highest grossing film of the year 2002 with a collection of over 15 crores. It had completed 100 days in all the major cinemas and ran over 250 days.It gave its lead actor Dileep the name Janapriyanaayakan (Popular Star).
|"Ente Ellamellam"||K. J. Yesudas, Sujatha Mohan||Dileep & Kavya Madhavan|
|"Karimizhi Kuruvi"||Sujatha Mohan|
|"Karimizhi Kuruvi"||Sujatha Mohan, Prathap Chandran||Dileep & Kavya Madhavan|
|"Chingamaasam"||Shankar Mahadevan, Rimy Tomy||Dileep & Jyothirmayi|
|"Penne Penne"||M. G. Sreekumar, K. S. Chitra, Kalyani Menon||Dileep, Kavya Madhavan, Jyothirmayi & Harisree Asokan|
|"Valeduthhal"||Vidhu Prathap, Anuradha Sriram||Dileep & Kavya Madhavan|
|"Ente Ellam"||K. J. Yesudas||Dileep & Kavya Madhavan|
- "Dongodu movie Reviews, Trailers, Wallpapers, Songs, Telugu". apunkachoice. Retrieved 2011-04-09.
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