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My Dear Kuttichathan
Directed byJijo Punnoose
Produced byNavodaya Appachan
Jose Punnoose
Written byRaghunath Paleri
(Malayalam dialogue)
Ikram Akhtar
(Hindi dialogue)
Madhan Karky
(Tamil dialogue)
StarringDalip Tahil
Master Aravind
Master Mukesh
Surya Kiran
Rajan P. Dev
Jagathi Sreekumar
Nedumudi Venu
Music byIlaiyaraaja
(Malayalam/Tamil versions)
Anu Malik
(Hindi version)
CinematographyAshok Kumar
Edited byT. R. Sekar
Navodaya Studios
Budget35 lakh[1]
Box office2.5 crore[2]

My Dear Kuttichathan. 1 hr 35 min 1984 Kids 15+ A black magician enslaves a spirit but soon, a young boy and girl release the spirit by accident, who befriends them. Stream My Dear Kuttichathan full. 'Kuttichathan' turns advocate The actor who played the character of Kuttichathan in the first 3D movie in Malayalam, 'My Dear Kuttichathen' turns an advocate. The then child artist is a lawyer now in his real life. M P Ramnath, the Kuttichathen. Nigam started his career in television appearing in the dance reality show Super Dancer Junior and then forayed into Malayalam Television soap operas.He acted in two seasons of television serial Hello.

My Dear Kuttichathan (lit. My dear little ghost) is a 1984 Indian Malayalam-language fantasy film directed by Jijo Punnoose and produced by his father Navodaya Appachan under Navodaya Studio.[3] It was the first Indian film to be filmed in 3D format. The screenplay was written by Raghunath Paleri, the story revolves around a mystical Indian ghost called 'Kuttichathan' who is confined under the spell of an evil sorcerer, however it gets released by three children and then befriends them. The film's soundtrack was composed by Ilaiyaraaja, cinematography and editing was done by Ashok Kumar and T. R. Shekhar, respectively.

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The film was well received and grossed over 2.5 crore from the box office.[2] Originally filmed in Malayalam, a re-edited version was re-released in 1997, which makes it the first DTS movie in Malayalam. It was also dubbed in Hindi as Chhota Chetan in 1997, which was also a box office success grossing 1.30 crore.[4] Scenes with Urmila Matondkar were later added. In 2010, further scenes were added in Tamil with Prakash Raj and Santhanam and was released as Chutti Chathan. A new re-mastered version with additional footage released on 25 August 2011.

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The character 'Kuttichathan' is formed on the basis of the specialties of a deity popularly known as 'Chathan' who is being worshiped mainly in the south Indian state, Kerala. There are cruel magicians everywhere in the world. One of them is Karimbhootham (black magician), who enslaved an invisible spirit with his magic spells, whom he calls 'Kuttichathan' ('Little Ghost' in English and 'Chhota Chetan' in Hindi). Two boys and a girl befriend Kuttichathan by accident and release him from the grip of the magician.

On the way Kuttichathan meets Ashish, a member of the police, who is after Karimbhootham.

They understand that this Chathan is friendly to kids and is a very good friend. Therefore, the girl promises to keep Kuttichathan in her house for two reasons: one, her father drinks too much, so she wants Chathan, who is a very good magician, to make him come to his senses, as after her mother died, there is no one to control him; second, Chathan, despite being a small boy, also drinks a lot. He could drink and finish off all that her father drinks, thereby changing her father's attitude.

At the same time, the cruel magician wants the Kuttichathan to lay his hands on a treasure. Even though the magician is the owner of the Kuttichathan, he is burnt and killed by the Chathan in the climax. Chathan then turns into a bat and flies away.


Poster of the Hindi version of the film, Chhota Chetan
Malayalam version
  • Kottarakkara Sreedharan Nair – The Cruel Magician
  • Kuttichathan — Master Aravind/M. P. Ramnath
  • Nedumudi Venu – voice of invisible Kuttichatan
  • Sonia – Laxmi
  • Master Suresh/Suryakiran— Vijay
  • Arvind — Vinod
  • Dalip Tahil – Laxmi's father
  • P. A. Latheef
  • Aman M. A.
  • Jagathy Sreekumar – Scientist
  • Sainuddin – Bartender
  • Rajan P. Dev – School Teacher
  • Jagadeesh – Cabaret Announcer
  • Kalabhavan Mani – Magician
  • Kallapetti Singaram — Rickshaw driver
  • Indrans - Traffic policeman
  • Salim Kumar - Musician
  • Nadirshah - Musician
Hindi version
  • Urmila Matondkar – Miss Hawa Hawai
  • Dalip Tahil – Laxmi's father
  • Satish Kaushik – Professor Chashmish
  • Shakti Kapoor – Baba Khondol, the cruel magician
  • Ravi Baswani – Raja
  • Harish Kumar – Mr. Anthony Gonsalve
Tamil version
  • Prakash Raj – The Cruel Magician



My Dear Kuttichathan was the first Indian film to be filmed in 3D.[5]Jijo Punnoose, son of Navodaya Appachan made his directorial debut with this film. After Padayottam (1982), Jijo decided to direct a 3D film after getting inspired by an article in 'American Cinematographer' shown to him by cinematographer Ramachandra Babu.[6][7]


To understand the technology, Jijo travelled multiple trips to Burbank, California and bought sample reels of 3D films and held a preview in his studio.[2] Appachan who was thoroughly convinced decided to produce this film under the allocated budget of 40 lakhs.[7] David Schmier worked as the film's stereographer along with the film's cinematographer to ensure multiple images converge for 3D effect.[7]

Jijo travelled to the US once again where he met Chris Condon, an expert in 3D technology. Jijo bought the special camera lens and after much discussion Chris agreed to assist Jijo in his film.[2] The required equipment needed for the film had to be imported from the US and Jijo managed to do this with the help of his friend, Thomas J Easho.[2]


For the 3D film, the makers wanted a universal theme in order to appeal children. Jijo carried the idea of a friendly ghost for years, he sought the opinion of people such as Anant Pai and Padmarajan for the film's writing. Raghunath Paleri came on board as the film's writer, took all the inputs from the experts and created the plot of three kids and a ghost. Paleri cited he wrote the script in such a way 'that would have worked even if it was 2D'.[7]


S. L. Puram Anand, who worked as an production executive for this film revealed that Jijo wanted to do this film with an entirely new cast. Anand suggested Dalip Tahil for the supporting role.[2] Sonia Bose and MD Ramnoth were cast as child artists.[8] The latter portrayed the titular character.[9]

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Ashok Kumar handled cinematography for the film, thus making him the first cinematographer in India to have shot a 3D film.[10][11] T. K. Rajeev Kumar, who went on to become a famous director, started his career as an assistant director with this film.[12]

In the Hindi version shot in 1997, Shakti Kapoor plays the part of a magician (originally played by Alummoodan) who tries to catch Chetan, but gets trapped in a mirror. Prakash Raj did this role in its re-released Tamil version released in 2010. Satish Kaushik plays the part of Jagathi Sreekumar as a scientist who also tries to catch Chetan, but gets destroyed.


Despite proper planning, the filming took around 90 days to complete, three times the schedule of a normal film.[7] The budget for the lighting was higher than a 2D film. The filming was held at Navodaya Studios and places around the Kakkanad area.[2] For the infamous scene of walking on the wall, Paleri suggested the sequence to be converted into a song.[7] The song 'Aalipazham Perukka' took 14 days to be completed.[7]

K. Shekar and Jijo decided on a rectangular-shaped rotating room to suit the wider, landscape-like nature of the 3D frame. Jijo then entrusted SILK (Steel Industrial Kerala) with the task of constructing a steel structure on the room, made of timber. The octagonal structure, weighing 25 tonnes, was completed in a month's time. Six men on either side would rotate it to create the illusion that the kids were walking 360 degrees around the room.[7] The original Malayalam film was made at a cost of 35 lakh.[1]


My Dear Kuttichathan Cast

My Dear Kuttichathan [Malayalam]
Soundtrack album by
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelJS Audio
Chhota Chetan [Hindi]
Soundtrack album by
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Chutti Chathan [Tamil]
Soundtrack album by
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Malayalam version[13]
1'Aalippazham Perukkaan'S. Janaki, S. P. SailajaBichu Thirumala
2'Minnaaminungum'K. J. Yesudas & ChorusBichu Thirumala
Hindi version
1997 version
  1. 'Chhota Chetan' - K. S. Chithra
  2. 'Ek Jaadu Hone Wala Hai' - Shankar Mahadevan
  3. 'Jo Tum Kaho' - Anuradha Sriram, Srinivas
  4. 'Jo Tum Kaho' (II) - Aditya Narayan, Anmol Malik, Dominique Cerejo
  5. 'Ringa Ringa Ro' - Shankar Mahadevan
  6. 'Parody Song' - Shabbir Kumar, Anuradha Paudwal
  7. 'Billi Boli Miyaoon' - Shabbir Kumar, Anuradha Paudwal
  8. 'Bombai Ban Gayi Mumbai' - Aditya Narayan
Tamil version[14]
1'Chinnakuzhandhaigale'Vani Jayaram, Sujatha Mohan
2'Poovaadai Kaatru'K. J. Yesudas & Chorus


The film was released in 1984 along with dubbed versions in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi.[2] The Telugu and Hindi versions were titled Chinnari Chethana and Chhota Chetan respectively. All the versions proved to be successful.[15][16] For the watching experience, special lenses had to be attached to the projectors in theatres.[7]

Navodaya distributed the film by themselves in Kerala. Popular director K. R. distributed the Tamil version of the film. The Tamil version also became successful, surpassing bigger films.[7] The film's release also attracted criticism that the public blamed the film for conjunctivitis which prompted the makers to add a footage before the beginning of the film with all the actors explaining the use of 3D glasses.[7]


The film was re-released in 1997 which was also highly successful at the box office; it had earned 60 times its initial investment.[2][17] The Hindi version was re-released by Nitin Manmohan in 1997, with additional scenes which involved Urmila Matondkar and other Hindi actors.[18] In 2010, Sri Thenandal Films re-released the Tamil version, titled Chutti Chathan in 2010, with added scenes starring Santhanam and Prakash Raj.


The film became a trendsetter and remains a cult classic in Malayalam cinema inspiring similar kinds of films in India. The optical illusion in the house set used in the song 'Aalipazham Perukkaan' was built in Kishkinta Theme Park.[19]


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Malayalam Serial Hello Kuttichathan Cast Members

External links[edit]

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Shane in 2018
OccupationFilm actor, dancer
Years active2007–2010
Parent(s)Kalabhavan Abi (father)
Sunila (mother)

Shane Nigam is an Indian film actor who appears in Malayalam films. He made his lead role debut through the film Kismath (2016) and was a well known child artist in television series. He is the son of actor and comedian Kalabhavan Abi.

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Personal life[edit]

My Dear Kuttichathan Movie

Shane was born as eldest among three children, to Abi and Sunila, at Elamakkara, Kochi, Kerala. He did his schooling from Bhavans Vidya Mandir, Elamakkara. He is pursuing engineering at Rajagiri School of Engineering & Technology, Kochi. He has two younger sisters, Ahana and Aleena.[1] Shane's father Abi[2][3] was an actor and popular mimicry artist.


Film career[edit]

He made his acting debut with the film Annayum Rasoolum, portraying the role of Anna’s (Andrea Jeremiah) brother.[4] Later Rajeev Ravi offered him the lead role in Njan Steve Lopez but didn't take up the role.

He made his debut as a lead actor in 2016 film, Kismath opposite to Shruthy Menon. Producer of the film Rajeev Ravi offered him the lead role, his character won praise among the Malayali audience and the movie was a commercial success.[5] In 2017, he played a central character alongside veteran actors Amala and Manju Warrier in the film C/O Saira Banu. In 2018, he appeared in the romantic film Eeda which was also praised by critics. Nigam got more successes in 2019, with the films Kumbalangi Nights and Ishq. The films were major successes of the year and Nigam's performance won praise from critics and audiences alike.[6]


Denotes films that have not yet been released
Thanthonni2010Childhood of KochukunjuGeorge VargheseChild artist
Anwar2010Boy in boothAmal Neerad
Neelakasham Pachakadal Chuvanna Bhoomi2013ShyamSameer Thahir
Annayum Rasoolum2013Kunjumon (Anna's Brother)Rajeev Ravi
Balyakalasakhi2014Majeed (Childhood)Pramod Payyannur
Kammatipaadam2016SunnyRajeev Ravi
Kismath2016IrfanShanavas K BavakkuttyLead Role
C/O Saira Banu2017Joshua PeterAntony sony
Parava2017ShaneSoubin Shahir
Eeda2018AnandB. Ajithkumar
Kumbalangi Nights2019BobbyMadhu C Narayan
Ishq2019SachiAnuraj Manohar
Oolu2019VasuShaji N. KarunPost Production
Valiya Perunnal2019akkarDimal DenniesPost production[7]
Ullasam2019TBAJeevan JojoFilming


2005Bullet BavaSurya TVUncredited role
Gulumal BhaiKairali TV
2007Super Dancer JuniorAmrita TVContestant
2008–2009Hello KuttichathanAsianetVivek Vishwanathan a.k.a. ViviDubbed to Tamil as Hello Kuttichathan(Vijay TV)
2010Hello Kuttichathan 2AsianetVivek Vishwanathan a.k.a. Vivi


2016Asiavision AwardsNew Sensation in acting (Male)KismathWon
2017South Indian International Movie AwardsBest Debut Actor – Malayalam
Minnale Film & Television AwardsBest New Hero
Yuva AwardsRising Star (Male)Parava
2018South Indian International Movie AwardsBest Supporting Actor – Malayalam
2019Asianet Film AwardsBest Star Pair(along with Nimisha Sajayan)Eeda


My Dear Kuttichathan In Tamil

  1. ^നടനും മിമിക്രി താരവുമായ അബി അന്തരിച്ചു. Manorama Online (30 November 2017).
  2. ^Sreenivasan, Deepthi (16 July 2016) 'Playing the rebellious lover: Shane Nigam'. Deccan Chronicle.
  3. ^'Shane Nigam is the son of veteran comedian Aby!'Times of India. 31 July 2016
  4. ^'The Actor's Qissa'. (1 August 2016). Retrieved on 2019-09-04.
  5. ^'Kismath' movie review: Live audience updates of Shane Nigam, Shruthy Menon-starrer. (29 July 2016). Retrieved on 2019-09-04.
  6. ^Neelima Menon (11 July 2019). 'Kumbalangi Nights, Unda, Virus, Ishq: Best Malayalam films of 2019 so far have celebrated big and small stars'. Firstpost. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  7. ^Madhu, Vignesh (11 March 2019). 'Valiya Perunnal: Joju, Soubin and Shane Nigam in Anwar Rasheed's next production'. onlookersmedia. Retrieved 22 March 2019.
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