Guess who wrote to Old Malayalam Cinema ?

Kiran Vergis in Kakkothi Kaavile Appoppan Thaadikal

Old Malayalam Cinema received a mail from a character from an unforgettable film that was released 22 years ago.

A certain Murli wrote in a cryptic note at the Kakkothi Kaavile Appoppan Thaadikal (1988) post, that almost hid a note of glee in that. It read,

hi cinematters,
lovely write-up on the movie. but then, i have a vested interest in it! :> have you got an email ID i could write to you at? or, i presume, you as blog owner have access to mine. drop me a line pls?

So yours truly replied (with the accompanying mild crescendo of ringing bells and flashing neon)

Hi Murali,
I have a natural curiosity towards interests that come around in vests :) Please do let me know…CM

Prompt comes the reply (I could almost listen to the warm subdued laughter)

didnt the nick tip you off? :>
rather interesting to see my name up in cyberspace after almost 22 years!



If you have reached here and still wondering what the fuss is all about, that Kiran happened to be Kiran Vergis who immortalised Murali in Kakkothi Kaavile Appoppan Thaadikal (1988), the lil one who played his own fabulous part in ensuring that the movie never left the memory nooks of anyone who had watched it in their lives.

Revathi and Kiran in Kakkothi Kaavile Appoppan Thaadikal

So, there you have it, the indescribable ways and means in which the virtual web sometimes send across surprises disguised as short notes. There is also pride in the ways in which this little, concerted effort called OMC has managed to transcend boundaries and bring people together with similar, shared tastes, some from way long back as 22 years !

Here is the delightful Nannangadigal from Kakkothi Kavile Appooppan Thadikal (1988)

You could read up on the entire song list here.

Related : Kakkothikkavile Appooppan Thaadikal, the movie (1988)

Related : Director Kamal on the his favorite movie ever!


11 thoughts on “Guess who wrote to Old Malayalam Cinema ?

  1. anecdotes? well.. the one I remember most vividly is that all the chaps in the movie who had to beat me up, were rank amateurs, and I really got beat up! clowns.. :>

    1. I have been desperately trying to lay my hands on a copy of the movie. Have tried at all leading cd shopsl Had bought this movie video cassette years ago but unfortunately, the cassette has since got spoiled and we’ve discarded the vcrs too.Can anyone please help?This is one movie that we must have watched at least 40 times and all know the movie scene by scene but have never tired of seeing it.

  2. Interesting! Well that must be quite a nice pat-on-the-back for your work towards this site 🙂
    And if Kiran is reading this, loved your role in the film! Hard to imagine “Murali” 22 years older 😛

    1. Hi Prasanth,
      I would rather see at as the pleasant ways in which the Virtual Web brings people together. Guess its fewer that 6 degrees of separation. 🙂 And am sure he would be coming around to read your little note of commendation and feeling bemused at this sudden spurt of fuss on a movie post 20 years ! :). I also owe you 70pc of the Subtitled text which I promise to send to you soon.. :)..CM

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