Movies like Chithram

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Chithram (1988)
 8.6
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Chithram (1988)
Original name: ചിത്രം
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: India
Duration: 159 min.
Story: Kalyani (Ranjini) is the daughter of a wealthy NRI Ramachandra Menon (Poornam Vishwanathan) who resides in the United States. Kalyani, brought up in Chennai by her father's friend Kaimal (Nedumudi Venu), falls in love with another man and decides to marry against the wishes of her father. When her boyfriend finds out that she will be disinherited, he ditches her at the altar. After a short while her father decides to retract his disapproval and spend a fortnight's vacation with his daughter and son-in-law in his estate near a tribal community where Menon is the chief. Because her father is already ill and because this may be his last vacation, Kalyani and Kaimal want to make it as happy for him as possible. They decide to conceal the fact that her boyfriend dumped her.
Style: tragic ending
Plot: photographer, inheritance, singing, theft, impersonation, office, deception, lie, death sentence, voyeur, father daughter relationship, airport, jumping into water, letter, ritual, bridge, camera, accidental killing, scooter, alarm clock, estate, office romance, fainting, canceled wedding, prison warden ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out remake of american film, cult film, humorous and ambiguous ending films with plots about malayalam, deception, family relations, flashback, father son relationship, father daughter relationship and cooking mostly in Comedy, Drama and Musical genres. Some movies like Chithram: Thenmavin Kombath (1994), Minnaram (1994), Kakkakuyil (2001), Thalavattam (1986), Bharatham (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Thenmavin Kombath (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 164 min.
Story: The story revolves around Manikyan (Mohanlal), Sreekrishnan(Nedumudi Venu) and Karthumbi (Shobana) and the love triangle between them. Manikyan works for Sreekrishnan and Sreekrishnan sees him like a brother. Once when they both are returning from a ...
Plot: misunderstanding, love triangle, village, language barrier, dispute, honor, feud, punishment, celebration, argument, countryside, father son relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Minnaram (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: India
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Bobby (Mohanlal) is about to marry Tina (Anju) when his old college girlfriend Nina (Shobhana) arrives with a baby that she claims is his child. Tina’s father calls off the wedding and Bobby eventually prepares to accept Nina. Fate, however, has ...
Plot: train station, death of sister, club, broken engagement, dog, death, terminal illness, suspicion, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, ambulance, tutor, dynamite ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.3
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Kakkakuyil (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Kakkakuyil movie is about Sivaraman(Mohanlal) who has come to Mumbai for a visa. But Sivaraman finds his friend Govindan Kutty (Mukesh) amidst a sea of problems. Sivaraman is forced to participate in a bank robbery planned by Thomas and his gang, ...
Plot: bank robbery, fake identity, cheating, visa, theft, impersonation, lawyer, deception, unemployment
Place: dubai
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.9
 1K
Thalavattam (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Vinod/Vinu (played by Mohanlal) is mentally ill and is hospitalized in the institution run by Dr. Ravindran ( M G Soman). Story progresses as Vinod recovers with the help of Dr. Savithri, Dr. Ravindran's daughter (Karthika) and Dr. Unnikrishnan ...
Plot: euthanasia, accidental death, deliberate cruelty, cruelty, forbidden love, mental illness, death of protagonist, tragic love, lobotomy, mental patient, love, domineering father ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Movie in collections
 8.4
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Bharatham (1991)
Genre: Musical, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Bharatham (Malayalam: ഭരതം) is a 1991 musical-drama Malayalam film written by A. K. Lohithadas, directed by Sibi Malayil, and produced by Mohanlal under the banner of Pranavam Arts. It stars Mohanlal, Urvashi, Nedumudi Venu, Lakshmi, and ...
Plot: drunkenness, singer, secret, brother brother relationship, concert, musician, death of brother, photograph, alcohol abuse, crying
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Vellanakalude Naadu (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Vellanakalude Nadu movie which is a political satire based against municipal mafia in the form of Buildings
Plot: bridge collapse, cover up, death, corruption, flashback, murder, death of family, satire, elephant, death of sister, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, mechanic
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Akkare Akkare Akkare (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: India
Duration: 156 min.
Story: After Nadodikkattu (1987) and Pattana Pravesham (1988), CIDs Ramdas and Vijayan are back for another wacky adventure. After a priceless gold crown is stolen from India, Ramdas (Mohanlal) and Vijayan (Srinivasan) are sent to the United States to ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, Musical, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 156 min.
Story: The story follows Abdullah (Mohanlal) who is hired by the members of a wealthy royal family to assassinate the family head Maharaja Udayavarma (Nedumudi Venu). Abdullah comes into the royal palace under the disguise Ananthan Namboothiri, a classical ...
Plot: guest, muslim, king, assassination plot, royalty, deception, adopted daughter, loss of son, singer, blind man, assassin, nervous breakdown ...
Place: mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Movie in collections
 7.1
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Muskurahat (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Gopichand Verma is a retired Judge of the Supreme Court of India. He re-locates to scenic Ooty and decides to live there in a palatial home. He has a cook/servant in Badriprasad Chaurasia. When Chaurasia wins a lottery, he quits, and Verma hires a ...
Plot: escaped mental patient, abandonment, horse drawn carriage, remorse, stick fight, tour guide, pigeon, one against many, deception, haircut, teddy bear, illegitimate daughter ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 3.7
 301
Rock N' Roll (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: India
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Plot: composer, singer, friendship, love, drummer, music, wedding, musician, rock and roll, malayalam, song
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Poochakkoru Mookkuthi (1984)
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Country: India
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.3
 941
Boeing Boeing (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: India
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The movie is an adaptation of the 1960 French play of the same name and is considered to be a cult comedy classic in Malayalam. It was also one of the first commercial successes of the Mohanlal-Mukesh-Priyadarashan team. Shyam (Mohanlal) is a ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 175 min.
Story: After the death of his dad, Dayashankar Pandey (Sunil Shetty) arranges the marriage of his two sisters. In debt, he goes to the city to ask the tenants to leave his house, as he intends to sell it and repay his debts. A woman (Suhasini Mulay), her ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.9
 635
Pavithram (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 156 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 120 min.
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Style: ambiguous ending
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Country: India
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Movie in collections
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.9
 459
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 8.3
 2K
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Country: India
Duration: 154 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Summer in Bethlehem (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 143 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 8.8
 4K
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Genre: Comedy
Country: India
Duration: 158 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Thodasa Roomani Ho Jaayen (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: India
Duration: 160 min.
Story: A poetic blend of Dreams and Reality, a story of ordinary people and that what is extra-ordinary in them.
Plot: party, spinster, dysfunctional family, inferiority complex, widower, teen angst, teenage boy, single father, car breakdown, matchmaking, family relations, con artists ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.6
 52K
The Farewell (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Place: china, usa, japan, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.6
 2K
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 171 min.
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 161 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Mizhikal Sakshi (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 111 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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To Fall in Love (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
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Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, remake of american film
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Time: 90s
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 9.0
 4K
Sandesham (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 138 min.
Story: After his retirement, Raghavan Nair (Thilakan) is back at his home. His long cherished dream to spend his retired life along with his family is thwarted after seeing his two sons brawling each other over their political differences.
Style: cult film
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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