Mayamohini is a 2012 Indian Malayalam comedy film directed by Jose Thomas and written by Udayakrishna and Siby K. Thomas, starring Dileep in the lead role with Biju Menon, Lakshmi Rai, Baburaj, Mythili and Spadikam George in supporting roles.[3][4] The film was the highest grossing Malayalam film of the year.[5][6][7] The movie was remade in Kannada as Jai Lalitha.

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Film poster
Directed byJose Thomas
Produced byMadhu Warrier
Written byUdaykrishna
Siby K. Thomas
Biju Menon
Lakshmi Rai
Spadikam George
Music byBerny-Ignatius (Songs)
Sarath Vayalar (Songs lyrics)
Bijibal (Background Score)
CinematographyAnil Nair
Edited byJohnkutty
Color Factory
Distributed byKalasangham Films
Manjunatha Release & PJ Entertainments Europe
Release date
  • 7 April 2012 (2012-04-07)
Running time
145 minutes
Box office20crore[2]


The film starts with a plane accident in which a small child narrowly escapes, while his parents are killed. He is then looked after by his maternal uncle (Vijayaraghavan), and all the family's wealth will be inherited to him. As per their astrologer, in the future he should marry a young woman whose star is Chothi Nakshatra, only then will he prosper in life. The boy grows up to be a young man Balakrishnan (Biju Menon), who is unsuccessful in anything he does.

He falls in love with Maya (Lakshmi Rai), the daughter of a wealthy businessman named Raj Kumar Patella (Mohan Sharma), who is settled in Mumbai. When Patella gets to know about their relation, he objects; Maya elopes with Balakrishnan. In the meantime Lakshminarayanan alias Lakshmi (Baburaj), a friend of Balakrishnan tries to convince Balakrishnan's uncle about the marriage and the uncle agrees to visit the couple. But then, on the second day of the marriage Maya leaves him and returns to Mumbai.

Balakrishnan didn't want his uncle to know that his wife left him, so he hires a woman Mayamohini (Dileep) to act as his wife. The story continues with many twists and later it is revealed that Mayamohini is a man named Mohanakrishnan, who the Kerala police had been searching for. He had been put into a trap by Patella and his men. Balakrishnan agrees to help him in his quest. They travel to Mumbai and there they meet Maya, who is working as a club dancer known by the name Katreena. She agrees to help them and tells all truth about Pattela, that she is a gangster and she was cheated by him years ago when being tricked to work in his company. In the flashback it turns out that Mohanakrishnan's father, Sankaran Potti (Nedumudi Venu), a temple priest, was killed by Pattela and his manager Sanjay (Kazan Khan) to get hold of their property. Pattela is opening a new business (which is a fraud company) in town and on the inauguration day has arranged some dance as well. Mohan gets dressed up as Mayamohini again. Pattela invites 'her' to his room and tries to have sex with 'her'. In the meantime, the cops arrive to arrest Mohan. Pattela dies in the shootout that follows, and later Mohan is released of his charges.

Later, Lakshmi's family comes for an alliance with Mayamohini, not knowing the truth. His sister was also with him and her star is revealed to be Chothi much to the delight of Balakrishnan.




Metro Matinee rated the film as Entertaining and said "Mayamohini certainly follows the same old formula, but even then it is a fairly enjoyable ride."[9] Sify rated the film as a Comedy Caper and said "With a briskly paced first half and a more serious second half, Mayamohini still turn out to be a nice option, for the summer holidays."[10]

Box officeEdit

The film had a high opening at the Kerala box office. The film grossed 16.5 crore (US$2.3 million) in 25 days with a share of 7.15 crore (US$1.0 million).[11] In 50 days it grossed 18 crore from Kerala box office.[12] The film collected US$15,631 from UK box office.[13] The film grossed a total of 20 crore from the box office.[2]


  1. ^ "MAYAMOHINI". Oneindia. Archived from the original on 25 May 2012. Retrieved 14 February 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Meet the top five show stealers of 2012". The Times of India. 14 December 2012. Retrieved 2 January 2017.
  3. ^ "Mayamohini Index". 11 July 2011. Retrieved 28 February 2012.
  4. ^ "Mayamohini Malayalam Movie". Metromatinee. Archived from the original on 8 January 2012. Retrieved 14 February 2012.
  5. ^ "top-10-highest-grossing-malayalam.html". Angel D. 12 December 2012.
  6. ^ Taste of comedy
  7. ^ Boss of the box office
  8. ^ "I'm Mayamohini: Dileep". Times of India. 14 December 2011. Retrieved 28 February 2012.
  9. ^ "Mayamohini Review Metro Matinee". Archived from the original on 9 April 2012. Retrieved 7 April 2012.
  10. ^ "Mayamohini Review Sify".
  11. ^ "Kerala Box-Office (10 April to 2 May)". Sify. 8 May 2012.
  12. ^ "Kerala BO - The summer of 2012 (April/May)". Sify. 5 June 2012.
  13. ^ "Mayamohini". Box Office Mojo. 5 December 2012.

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