Mattupetty Machan is a 1998 Malayalam movie, directed by Jose Thomas. Mukesh, Baiju, Jagathy Sreekumar, Oduvil Unnikrishnan, Kalabhavan Navas, Maathu etc. played the main roles in the movie. The movie was produced by Gopikrishnan, Vinu Kiriyath and Kannan Nair under the banner of Gopurachithra, who also distributed the movie. The film is considered as an all-time blockbuster in Mukesh's career and was remade in Tamil as Banda Paramasivam, with Prabhu and Rambha, remade in Telugu as Hungama, with Ali and Venu Madhav. Bollywood blockbuster Housefull 2 was an uncredited remake of Mattupetti Machan.
|Directed by||Jose Thomas|
|Screenplay by||Uday Krishna, Siby K.Thomas.|
|Story by||Rajan Kiriyath|
|Edited by||K. Rajagopal|
Kumar Kubera (Kumaran) (Jagathy Sreekumar) and Prabhakara Prabhu (Prabhakaran) (Oduvil Unnikrishnan) are former friends, business rivals and bitter enemies. They want to outdo each other in everything, especially when it comes to when marrying off their daughters. Manoharan (Salim Kumar) the marriage broker brings them many good suitors for their daughters, but Kubera and Prabhu succeed in driving away the suitors. One day, Manoharan brings a middle easy NRI (Kottayam Nazeer) to see Prabhu's daughter. Nazeer works in Oman, but Prabhu finds him unsuitable and insults him. Nazeer vows to take revenge and marry off Prabhu's daughter to the most unsuitable boy in the land. He enlists Manoharan's help to find such a suitor and Manoharan introduces him to Mattupetti Machan (Mukesh), a notorious coolie in the local market. Kannappan (Baiju) is the rival faction leader and the two often lock horns over unloading work.
|Jagathy Sreekumar||Kumar Kubera|
|Oduvil Unnikrishnan||Prabhakara Prabhu|
|Captain Raju||Mattupetti Mahadevan|
|Kochu Preman||Industries Minister Sankarankutty (Cameo role)|
|Kanakalatha||Prabhakara prabhu's wife|
The songs in the movie were written by Bichu Thirumala and composed by Thankaraj. The BGM was done by Rajamani. This was the debut film for Thankaraj.