Ramji Rao Speaking is a 1989 Indian Malayalam comedy film written and directed by the Siddique-Lal duo.
Ramji Rao Speaking (1989)
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The movie is an adaptation of the 1971 TV movie See The Man Run. It stars Saikumar, Mukesh, Innocent and Rekha in the lead roles. The film deals with social factors affecting Kerala including unemployment during the 1980s, and went on to become a cult classic.
Ramji Rao Speaking marked the debut of director duo Siddique-Lal, actors Saikumar, Rekha, N. F. Varghese, Harishree Ashokan, and music director S. Balakrishnan. Mannar Mathai Speaking (1995) and Mannar Mathai Speaking 2 (2014) are the sequels to this movie.
Fazil remade this film in Tamil as Arangetra Velai, with Mamukkoya reprising his role in the film. Priyadarshan remade the film in Hindi language titled Hera Pheri, which went on to become a popular comedy. It was also remade in Telugu as Dhanalakshmi I Love You, in Kannada as Trin Trin and in Odia as Wrong Number.