Minda Poochakku Kalyanam
Minda Poochakku Kalyanam is a 1990 Indian Malayalam-language film, directed by Alleppey Ashraf, starring Suresh Gopi and Lissy Priyadarsan in the lead roles. The film is a remake of Hindi film Chitchor (1976). The film was heavily criticised by film critics because the climax was changed from the original, and also became a huge disaster at the box office.
|Minda Poochakku Kalyanam|
|Directed by||Alleppey Ashraf|
|Produced by||Alleppey Ashraf|
Balaraman Pillai (Sankaradi) is a well-to-do villager living in Kuttanadu. He and his wife Sarasamma (Sukumari) are looking for a suitable alliance for their younger daughter Mini (Lissy Priyadarsan). Balaraman Pillai receives a letter from his son-in-law, Ayyappan Kutty, living in Madras informing that an engineer named Kumar from his company is arriving in the village to oversee a construction project. Ayyappan Kutty suggests Kumar as a suitable groom for Mini.
Kumar (Suresh Gopi) arrives in the village and is received by Balaraman Pillai, who arranges accommodation for Kumar. Balaraman Pillai invites Kumar home for dinner and introduces Mini. Kumar and Mini develop a liking for each other. With encouragement from her parents, Mini and Kumar fall in love with each other.
A comic sub plot runs in parallel where the village postman Kamalasanan (Sreenivasan) is in love with Chandramathi (Soorya), while his friend Sahadevan (Jagathy Sreekumar) is afraid of his hard talking wife Parukkutty Amma (Lalithasree).
Balaraman Pillai receives another letter from Ayyappan Kutty stating that Kumar is not the engineer, but an overseer of the same company. This changes Balaraman Pillai and Sarasamma's attitude towards Kumar. They forbid Mini from meeting Kumar. The plot thickens as the engineer Krishnakumar (Mukesh) arrives in the village.
- "Minda Poochakku Kalyanam". www.malayalachalachithram.com. Retrieved 30 October 2014.
- "Minda Poochakku Kalyanam". malayalasangeetham.info. Retrieved 30 October 2014.
- National Film Archive of India [@NFAIOfficial] (2 October 2019). "#Remake Rajshri Productions created #Remake of their own classic Chit Chor as Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon. #Telugu film Ammayi Manasu and #Malayalam film Minda Poochakku Kalyanam were also based on the similar plotline" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
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