Changes between Initial Version and Version 1 of Gandhinagar 2nd Street

Jul 17, 2012, 7:43:01 PM (9 years ago)



  • Gandhinagar 2nd Street

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     1Gandhinagar 2nd Street 
     21986 137’ col Malayalam 
     3d/s Sathyan Andhikkad pc Casino Prod. 
     4lyr Bichu Thirumala c Bipin Mohan m Shyam 
     5lp Mohanlal, Srinivasan, Seema, Mammootty, 
     6Karthika, Thilakan 
     7Mohanlal comedy and one of Andhikkad’s 
     8biggest hits. The simpleton Sethu (Mohanlal) 
     9finds employment as a security guard, hired by 
     10a street neighbourhood. The first part of the 
     11film is a straightforward sit-com as his friend 
     12Madhavan (Srinivasan) masquerades as a thief 
     13to raise Sethu’s stock with his employers; the 
     14plan misfires and Madhavan gets a sound 
     15thrashing. Things take a more serious turn as 
     16Sethu’s former girlfriend Maya (Karthika) 
     17moves into one of the houses on the street with 
     18her police chief father (Thilakan). The lovers 
     19had parted when Sethu tried to seduce Maya, 
     20following misguided advice that the best way 
     21to get her father to agree to their marriage was 
     22to get her pregnant first. Sethu makes an 
     23enemy of the entire neighbourhood when he 
     24uses violence to rescue Maya from the 
     25unwanted attentions of one of the street 
     26denizens. He is protected by the schoolteacher 
     27Nirmala (Seema), leading to allegations of an 
     28illicit sexual relationship between them. 
     29However, her husband (Mammootty) arrives 
     30from the Gulf, and sorts everything out. The 
     31plot somewhat gratuitously reveals Maya at the 
     32end to be a widow, whose husband died a 
     33week after their wedding. It does so mainly to 
     34allow the film to end on a tragic note, as Sethu 
     35too leaves for the Gulf unable to make concrete 
     36promises to his reconciled girl. The film is 
     37dominated by Mohanlal’s energetic 
     38performance and the comic dialogue 
     39(interspersing Hindi with Malayalam). Sequels 
     40with the same characters were Nadodikattu 
     41(1987) and Pattana Praveshanam (1988), both 
     42by Andhikkad.