Aye Auto (transl. Hey Auto) is a 1990 Indian Malayalam-language romantic comedy film written and directed by Venu Nagavalli and produced by Maniyanpilla Raju. The film stars Mohanlal and Rekha in the lead roles. The songs were composed by Raveendran, while Johnson provided the background score. The plot follows the life of auto drivers in the city of Kozhikode in Kerala. Aye Auto was the second highest-grossing Malayalam film of 1990 at the box office, behind His Highness Abdullah.
|Directed by||Venu Nagavalli|
|Written by||Venu Nagavalli|
|Produced by||Maniyanpilla Raju|
|Edited by||N. Gopalakrishnan|
|Music by||Raveendran (songs)|
|Distributed by||Shirdisai Release|
|Budget||₹ 27.3 lakh|
|Box office||₹ 4.50 crore|
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Sudhi (Mohanlal) is a poor auto-rickshaw driver who meets Meenakshi (Rekha), granddaughter of a well-to-do family. Sudhi and Meenakshi fall in love but face strong opposition from her family, their only support being her grandfather, Krishna Pillai (Thikkurisi Sukumaran Nair). The police, despite having the duty of protecting the law, start breaking it.
- Mohanlal as Sudhi, a poor but loving young gentlemen, an auto driver
- Rekha as Meenakshi ('Meenu'/'Meenukutty')
- Sreenivasan as Police Inspector
- Thikkurisi Sukumaran Nair as Retd. Banker Krishna Pillai ('Yechhi'Krishnan) Meenakshi's miser yet kind-hearted maternal grandfather (and the villain)
- K. B. Ganesh Kumar as Suresh
- Maniyanpilla Raju as Thangu
- Jagadish as Sreekrishnan
- Kuthiravattam Pappu as Moidu
- M. G. Soman as the wicked and corrupt Police Commissioner
- Mohan Jose as Dominic
- Shyama as Chithra, Police Commissioner's daughter and Meenakshi's friend
- Murali as Bhadran
- Kunchan as Ramanan
- Kunjandi as Rashid Moopah
- Valsala Menon as College Principal
- Nandhu as Lonappan
- Adoor Pankajam as Pankachi
- Sukumari as Janaki, Krishna Pillai's wife and Meenakshi's maternal grandmother
- Keerikkadan Jose as a corrupt Police inspector, ally of Bhadran
- Ashokan as Sunnykutty, a kind young gentlemen
- Santha Devi as Sunnykutty's mother
All lyrics are written by Bichu Thirumala.
|1.||"A. E. I. O. U" (Madhyamavati)||Mohanlal, Sujatha Mohan|
|2.||"Auto Auto"||P. Jayachandran, M. G. Sreekumar|
|3.||"Sundari Sundari" (Vasantha (raga))||M. G. Sreekumar, Choir|
|4.||"Saraswathi (Bit)" (Traditional Folk)||M. G. Radhakrishnan|
- "List of Malayalam films released during the year 1990". PRD, Government of Kerala. Archived from the original on 16 March 2012. Retrieved 26 July 2009.
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