Simhavalan Menon

Simhavalan Menon (transl.Lion-tailed Menon) is a 1995 Indian Malayalam-language comedy film directed by Viji Thampi and written by Sasidharan Arattuvazhi. It is a remake of the 1979 Hindi film Gol Maal.[1] The film stars Madhu, Jagadish, Jagathy Sreekumar, Urvashi and Siddique in the lead roles. The film has musical score by S. P. Venkatesh.[2][3][4]

Simhavalan Menon
Directed byViji Thampi
Produced byKilimanoor Chandran
Written bySasidharan Arattuvazhi
Jagathy Sreekumar
Music byS. P. Venkatesh
CinematographyVipin Mohan
Edited byA. Sreekar Prasad
Sree Bhuvaneswari Movie Arts
Distributed byPratheeksha Pictures
Release date
  • 1 February 1995 (1995-02-01)


Hariprasad, a young rock musician, is forced by his uncle to attend an interview at the firm owned by Simhavalan Menon as he feared that Hariprasad would waste his life on music and lacked purpose in life. His uncle gives him some pointers on how to impress Menon. He tells Hariprasad that Menon is a strict person, who upheld Gandhian values, likes Classical music and above all forced everyone in the office to speak in Malayalam without the use of any English words.

Hariprasad goes to the interview pretending to be a person with the above attributes, he is hired by Menon after being impressed by his attitude and tells him that it is very rare that he sees such values in young men. But one day Menon is shocked to see him among some Cricket fans after a match, as Hariprasad had earlier told Menon that he needed half day off to visit a relative who was seriously ill. An angry Menon confronts him in the office next day and tells him he was most disappointed by his behaviour. Hariprasad, on sensing that he might get fired, manages to convince Menon that whom he had seen was in fact his wayward twin brother Giriprasad, which was a total lie.

He tells Menon that his brother was a good painter and Menon asks him to get his brother to teach painting to his daughter. Hariprasad goes as Giriprasad to Menon's house and falls in love with his daughter. Menon decides to marry his daughter to Hariprasad and tells Giriprasad of his intentions. Hariprasad juggles between both the persona in the movie and tries in every possible way to not to let Menon know the truth.


Movie was comedy hit


The music was composed by S. P. Venkatesh and the lyrics were written by Gireesh Puthenchery.

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 "Chakkinu Vachathu" Unni Menon, Chorus Gireesh Puthenchery
2 "Ee Ponthoovalum" S. Janaki Gireesh Puthenchery
3 "Pon Kalabha Mazha" K. J. Yesudas Gireesh Puthenchery
4 "Singing" Mano, Bindhu Gireesh Puthenchery


  1. ^ Jha, Lata (15 October 2018). "Ten Indian films with multiple remakes". Mint. Retrieved 31 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Simhavaalan Menon". Retrieved 27 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Simhavaalan Menon". Retrieved 27 October 2014.
  4. ^ "Simhavalan Menon". Retrieved 27 October 2014.

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