Malappuram Haji Mahanaya Joji

Malappuram Haji Mahanaya Joji (transl.Malappuram Haji, the great Joji) is a 1994 Indian Malayalam-language comedy film screen play and directed by Thulasidas and dialogues by Rajan Kiriyath and Vinu Kiriyath from a story by Babu G. Nair. The film stars Mukesh, Siddique, Madhu, Jagathy Sreekumar, and Maathu. The music for the film was composed by Johnson. Malappuram Haji Mahanaya Joji was a commercial success at the box office.

Malappuram Haji Mahanaya Joji
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Directed byThulasidas
Produced byBabu
Screenplay byThulasidas
Dialogue : Rajan Kiriyath
Vinu Kiriyath
Story byBabu G. Nair
Jagathy Sreekumar
Music byJohnson
Thangar Bachan
Edited byG. Murali
Shine Productions
Distributed byGayathri release
Release date
  • 1994 (1994)
Running time
130 minutes


Kunjalikutty gets both a visa to Dubai and a job offer at a school managed by his father's friend, Malappuram Hajiyar in Malappuram at the same time. His father refuses to let him go to Dubai and wants him to take the teaching job. So Kunjalikutty sends his friend Joji, a handsome and well-educated Hindu, in his place to the school, and goes to Dubai without his parents knowledge.

Malappuram Hajiyar is a bold and religious man having a huge public appeal, with no tolerance towards deception. Thus people approach him with awe. Hajiyar's code of conduct scares Joji to the core that he has to conceal his own identity while living as Kunjalikkutty's impostor. A hilariously hostile relationship develops between Joji and Aliyar, who is the physical education teacher, and later, Joji's roommate. Joji soon gets into the good books of Hajiyar, while Aliyar remains stuck in the rut of being too slack for a teacher, for instance, coming late for the school.

Things do not go easy for Joji. He nearly blew his cover at times, which triggers Aliyar's suspicion. On one such occasion, he is accidentally confronted by Gouri, who hails from a reputed Hindu family. The story enters a serious turn, when Kunjalikutty shows up, telling Joji that he has become a victim of a visa scam run by Jafer Khan, who now targets Kunjalikutty for extermination.

Unable to face his own strict father, while avoiding Jafer Khan's goons, Kunjalikutty decides to stay with Joji, as Joji. Thus Kunjalikutty and Joji lives together with Aliyar, under swapped identities. Aliyar, who cannot stand Joji further, becomes desperate to get into the bottom of things.



Music: Johnson; Lyrics: Bichu Thirumala

  1. "Maanam Mutte" M. G. Sreekumar, Sujatha, C. O. Anto
  2. "Penkiliye" G. Venugopal, K. S. Chithra


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