Irupatham Noottandu

Irupatham Noottandu

Directed by K. Madhu
Produced by M. Mani
Written by S. N. Swami
Starring Mohanlal
Suresh Gopi
Music by Shyam
Cinematography Vipin Das
Edited by P.V. Krishnan
Sunitha Productions
Distributed by Aaroma Release
Release dates
  • 15 May 1987 (1987-05-15)
Running time
140 mins
Country India
Language Malayalam

Irupatham Noottandu (English: Twentieth Century) is a 1987 Malayalam crime-thriller film directed by K. Madhu and written by S. N. Swamy. It features Mohanlal, Suresh Gopi, Ambika, and Jagathy Sreekumar. The film grossed more than 1 crores at the box office. Upon release, it shattered several box office records and became the highest grossing Malayalam film until then. The film had a run of about 175 days in theatres.[1] It was remade in Kannada as Jackey (1989) starring Ambareesh and in Telugu as 20va Shatabdam.[2] Devaraj reprised the role of Suresh Gopi in both the versions.

The film also has an unofficial sequel released in 2009 Sagar Alias Jacky Reloaded directed by Amal Neerad, with Mohanlal reprising his role.


The story is about Sagar Alias Jacky (Mohanlal) & his accomplice Sekharankutty (Suresh Gopi). Ashwathy (Ambika) is a reporter for a newsmagazine looking to investigate the connection between politics and crime in Kerala. She is drawn to the life of Sagar alias Jacky who runs a clandestine gold smuggling business for Sekharankutty Suresh Gopi, son of the State Chief Minister. Jacky is an enigmatic character who stops the smuggling business from growing because of ethical issues with narcotics, and spends his personal time Ashwathy publishes a sensational article connecting Jacky to the Chief Minister, and pushes the uneasy relationship between Sekharankutty and Jacky into an open confrontation. Srinath & Jagathy also play important roles. Indian Revenue Service officials have been shown in good light in this film.




The music was composed by Shyam and lyrics was written by Chunakkara Ramankutty.

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 Ambarappoo Veedhiyilu K. J. Yesudas Chunakkara Ramankutty


  1. Sreedhar Pillai (31 December 1988). "Mammootty and Mohan Lal emerge as unprecedented superstars of Malayalam films". India Today. Retrieved 2 January 2016.
  2. Express News Service (13 February 2011). "Equally at ease with art and commercial". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 2 January 2016.
  3. Express News Service (13 February 2011). "Equally at ease with art and commercial". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 2 January 2016.

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