Director: Sibi Malayil; Writer: A.K. Lohithadas; Producer: N. Krishnakumar, Dinesh Panicker; Cinematographer: S. Kumar; Editor: L. Bhoominathan; Cast: Mohanlal, Thilakan, Parvathy, Sankaradi, Kaviyoor Ponnamma, Mohan Raj, Murali, Kaviyoor Ponnamma, Sreenath, Cochin Haneefa, Jagathy Sreekumar, Murali, Philomina, Usha, Jagadish, Maniyanpilla Raju, Mamukkoya, Oduvil Unnikrishnan, Thikkurissy Sukumaran Nair, Yadu Krishnan, Kanakalatha, Kollam Thulasi
Duration: 02:04:23; Aspect Ratio: 1.333:1; Hue: 50.239; Saturation: 0.077; Lightness: 0.386; Volume: 0.270; Cuts per Minute: 12.846
Summary: Achuthan Nair (Thilakan), an honest and sincere police constable, has a loving family consisting of his wife Ammu (Kaviyoor Ponnamma), two sons and two daughters. Achuthan Nair wants his elder son Sethumadhavan (Mohanlal) to be a police inspector. He shares a cordial and amiable relation with his son. Sethu is engaged to Devi (Parvathi), the daughter of Krishnan Nair (Sankaradi), his maternal uncle. One day, for charging a petty case against the son of a Member of Legislative Assembly, Achuthan Nair is transferred to Ramapuram police station. The family also shifts to Ramapuram. Keerikadan Jose (Mohan Raj), a hardcore criminal, rules the market of Ramapuram by extorting money from all traders. One day, Achuthan Nair tries to intervene in a scuffle and he is beaten brutally by Keerikadan. Sethu, who was in the market, witnesses it and saves his father by attacking Keerikadan and his goons. Keerikadan gets severely wounded and is admitted in hospital. The entire market celebrates the fall of Keerikadan and finds a new savior in Sethu. His friends misuse this opportunity by creating a brawl in the local pub. Achuthan Nair is deeply disturbed by this and accuses Sethu of slowly turning into a criminal. Though he tried to stay away from all chaos, gradually Sethu is dragged into issues. Haidrose (Cochin Haneefa), a local thug, claims to be a henchman of Sethu and starts collecting extortion money from the local traders. Even Ramanan (Jagathy Sreekumar), his brother-in-law, joins Haidrose. Sethu, on knowing this, beats up both in the market. But, Remanan on reaching home, twists the entire story; Achuthan Nair asks Sethu to leave the house and Sethu walks out. The local police inspector (Murali) arrests Sethu on a petty case and warns him not to create any more fracas. Keshu (Sreenath), his childhood friend, tries to pacify him; Sethu is broken down completely. In the meantime, Devi's parents fixes her marriage with another guy, which Devi is not ready for. Sethu meets Devi, explains his helplessness and asks her to follow her parents. She gets married, and he feels completely lonely. After getting discharged from hospital, Keerikadan Jose decides to avenge Sethu. He decides also to severely punish anyone who celebrated his 'death'. He ransacks the entire house and manhandles his mother and sisters. Sethu is attacked by Parameshwaran (Kundara Johny), the lieutenant of Keerikadan. In a bid to save his life, Sethu vehemently and violently beats him with an iron rod. Parameshwaran gets seriously injured and is admitted in the hospital. Sethumadhavan is targeted again by Keerikadan and, in a bid to escape, ensues a duel with Keerikkadan. They have a terrible fight, and Sethumadhavan becomes hysterical with anger, and a feeling of revenge. With blood dripping from his face, he threatens to murder anybody who comes near him. Keerikkadan is seriously injured, and tries to get up. Now, Sethu takes up a dagger, and stabs him to death. It is at this point that one of the most iconic emotional scenes of the movie commences. Achuthan Nair commands Sethu to drop his dagger. Both of them get extremely emotional, and Sethu falls on his knees, in utter sadness, dismay, disappointment and anger, after throwing the dagger down.