Malayalam Superstar Mohanlal has confirmed that he is going to do a sequel to his 1987 blockbuster Irupatham Noottandu, directed by K. Madhu, featuring Suresh Gopi, Jagathy, Ambika and Urvashi in the main roles. The sequel will be directed by Amal Neerad and produced by Antony Perumbavoor under the banner of Ashirvad films.
Mohanlal has confirmed that he is starting the film from January 1, 2009. Irupatham Nootandu was made at a cost of Rs. 16 lakhs and went on to make a whooping profit of Rs. 1.60 crore those days for its producer Aroma Mani. It also paved the way for Mohanlal's stardom.
The original version, written by S.N. Swamy, was a racy entertainer about Sagar alias Jackie (Mohanlal), a smuggler who runs a clandestine gold smuggling business for State Chief Minister's son Shekharankutty (Suresh Gopi). Later, Jackie stops the smuggling business and spends his time pining for a girlfriend (Urvashi).
Meanwhile, Ashwathy (Ambika), a magazine reporter publishes a sensational article connecting Jackie to the Chief Minister. It pushes an uneasy relationship between Sekharankutty and Jackie into an open confrontation. In the climax, Jackie guns down Shekharankutty amidst a large number of security men at an airport.
Now, S.N. Swamy has written a new script for the sequel named Sagar Elias Jackie, in which after shooting dead the Chief Minister's son, Jackie escapes from India and arrives in Dubai where he slowly becomes a don. New international problems crop up for Jackie, who still controls Kerala politics sitting in Dubai. How he sorts them out is the story in a nutshell.