Mammootty’s Career May Have Ended If This Film Was A Failure

Mammootty’s Career May Have Ended If This Film Was A Failure

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New Delhi is a 1987 Malayalam thriller film written by Dennis Joseph and directed by Joshiy and produced by Joy Thomas. It stars Mammootty, Suresh Gopi, Sumalatha, Urvashi, B. Thiagarajan, Siddique, Vijayaraghavan, Mohan Jose, Devan, and Jagannatha Varma.The film was the highest grosser of the year, its success resurrected Mammootty’s career in 1987 after having a string of box-office flops in the prior years.

The film was remade and released in Telugu as Anthima Theerpu, which was directed by Joshiy himself. Joshiy also directed the Hindi and Kannada versions titled “New Delhi”. Lead roles were played by Jeetendra in its Hindi version and Ambareesh in the Kannada version, respectively. The story is loosely based on the novel “The Almighty” by Irving Wallace. Thiagarajan, who played the role of Salem Vishnu in New Delhi, later produced and directed a Tamil film titled Salem Vishnu which showcased the prequel story of his character. The film was a commercial success.

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