Chandranudikkunna Dikkil (transl. In the direction the Moon rises) is 1999 Indian Malayalam-language romantic drama film directed by Lal Jose and written by Babu Janardhanan. Starring Dileep, Samyuktha Varma, Kavya Madhavan, Lal, Biju Menon, Jagadish, and Innocent. The music was composed by Vidyasagar.
|Directed by||Lal Jose|
|Written by||Babu Janardhanan|
|Edited by||Ranjan Abraham|
The movie starts with Mukundan (Dileep) as a cab driver in Mysuru, Karnataka. He meets Hema (Samyuktha Varma) during a trip arranged when Hema, who works as a drama artist, got held up midway in late night due to the troupe bus breaking down. A friendship grows between them. Later Mukundan shifts his residence to the area where Hema lives due to his roommate's bad behaviour. One day when Mukundan reaches to pick a trip from a lodge he finds his client (Biju Menon) in a serious condition after a suicide attempt and Mukundan saves his life by the prompt action of calling emergency medical services. There he meets the family of Biju Menon which reflects a wonder in him and finally goes through a flashback in which Mukudan's (Dileep) past as a Bank Field Officer in a remote Karnataka village is narrated.
Through a series of events he meets and falls in love with Radha (Kavya Madhavan) and plans to get married. But her brother (Lal) without knowing the relationship, plans for marriage of Radha with Biju Menon, who is her Lecturer in College. Mukundan falls into a trap conspired by a local goon and money lender, Mukundan's boss (who is on suspension for misappropriation of bank money) and Radha's father gets arrested by the police on charges of cheating the bank. Without knowing the truth and the fact that Mukundan is innocent, Radha is forced to marry Biju Menon. In a fight, it occurs that Mukundan comes back to the village when he gets bail, the local goon, Thimmaiah, (acted by Meghanathan) is killed and Radha's brother goes to jail taking the responsibility. Mukundan loses his job and works as a cab driver for a living. We meet Radha again at hospital as a guilt-stricken wife who cannot transform as a wife in the full and true sense as she still longs for Mukundan deeply. Due to this negligent behaviour of Radha, Biju Menon tries to commit suicide and is brought back to life by Mukundan during the start of the movie.
Coming to know the miserable condition of Biju Menon, Mukundan decides to fake a marriage with Hema and asks Radha to forget him and start a new life as a responsible wife admitting the change in their lives made by fate. A heartbroken Radha understands the situation and goes into the arms of Biju Menon. After Radha's parting, Mukundan asks Hema to give back the Thali (nuptial pendant), Hema becomes emotional and Mukundan and Hema decide to enter into family life and walk down the temple on a hilltop where the marriage was set as a drama, which turned to a real commitment, hand in hand.
- Dileep as Mukundan
- Samyuktha Varma as Hema
- Kavya Madhavan as Radha
- Biju Menon as Radha's husband
- Lal as Parthan (Radha's brother)
- Rani as Partham's Love interest (Special appearance in the song Maya Devakikku Makan Piranne)
- Jagadish as Sashi (Peon of bank)
- Indrans as Chandrappan
- Innocent as Anthony (Bank Manager, Mukundan's boss)
- Sukumari as Mother of Biju Menon
- Meghanathan as Thimmaiah (Local goon)
- N. F. Varghese as Radha's father
- Kuthiravattom Pappu as Velukkutti (Mukundan's roommate)
- Sadiq as cab company owner
- Mariya as veterinary doctor
- Yamuna as second wife of N. F. Varghese.
- Ottapalam Pappan
|Soundtrack album by|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|1.||"Ambadi Payyukal"||K. J. Yesudas, Sujatha Mohan||5:34|
|2.||"Ambadi Payyukal"||Sujatha Mohan||5:34|
|3.||"Maya Devakikku"||K. S. Chitra, Sriram, Vishwanathan||5:23|
|4.||"Oru Kunju Poovinte"||K. J. Yesudas (Humming by Sujatha Mohan)||3:50|
|6.||"Thei Oru Thenavayal"||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, M. G. Sreekumar, Sujatha Mohan||4:40|
|7.||"Bombaattu Hudugi"||M. G. Sreekumar, Sujatha Mohan||4:36|
|8.||"Manju Peyyana"||Sujatha Mohan||4:50|
|9.||"Theme Song"||Vidyasagar, Chorus||4:50|
- "List of Malayalam films released during the year 1999". PRD, Government of Kerala. Archived from the original on 2 October 2008. Retrieved 8 October 2009. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)