The Truth (1998 film)

The Truth

DVD Cover
Directed by Shaji Kailas
Produced by Ashraf
Written by S. N. Swamy
Starring Mammootty
Divya Unni
Vani Viswanath
Music by Rajamani
Cinematography Anandakuttan
Edited by Bhoominathan
A. B. R. Productions
Release dates
  • 19 March 1998 (1998-03-19)
Country India
Language Malayalam

The Truth is a 1998 Malayalam investigative thriller film written by S. N. Swamy and directed by Shaji Kailas.[1] Mammootty plays the lead role of an Indian Revenue Service officer investigating in the film. The film was dubbed in Tamil as Unmai and in Telugu as Delhi Simham.


The film begins with some insight into a Brahmin family, with Patteri (Thilakan) as the patriarch, who is a great astrologer and helps a police officer named Pothuval (Janardhanan) crack a robbery case. The story then moves on to a political arena, where Madhavan (Balachandra Menon) is selected as the Chief Minister. He is popular with the people and but his self serving ministers and his own party is rebelling against him. Madhavan has to win the by-election to retain his position as chief minister. During a chance encounter with Patteri, he predicts the by-elections won't happen.

Meanwhile, a mysterious and alluring woman is seen entering a flat where she meets an accomplice and they go through the details of an assassination which they plan to carry out very soon. The plan is successful and the Chief Minister is killed along with a few other officers. The initial investigations are headed by Meena Nambiar (Vani Vishwanath) who, aided by a camera found on the spot (presumably the killer woman's who sneaked in the avenue using a journalist pass) she manages to track down the flat where the woman stayed for a few days. They arrest the home owner (Babu Namboodiri) but are unable to go further as there is no sign of the woman anywhere nor has any one seen her. The judge hearing the case is unhappy that an innocent man has to face the tribulations for no fault of his orders Meena off the case and orders the Special Investigation Team (SIT) to take over.

The SIT arrives from Delhi and is headed by Bharath (Mammootty), who also happens to be Patteri's son. In the beginning there is friction between Bharath and Meena but later she helps him in the investigation. Further investigations go on, complicating the case. Later it turns out that the woman they were searching for is really a man. On reaching his hideout, Bharath finds him dead. In the ending, Bharath reveals the shocking identity of the mastermind who had plotted the entire assassination, DGP Hariprasad (Murali). He had masterminded the plot for money as he was the one who had been pumping illicit weapons into the state for the terrorists. In the end, Hariprasad is arrested by his own department officers and sent to jail. Bharat and his team return to Delhi.


Box office

The film was success at Kerala box office[2] and its tamil dubbed version Unmai was also success at Madras theatre.[3]


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