Oru Maravathoor Kanavu, a 1998 movie was scripted by Sreenivasan and directed by Lal Jose. This is the first film of Lal Jose. Mammootty impressed by his talent and story he has given his date to him to do this fabulous funny movie.
When we combine the gifted acting skills of one of India’s most sorted out actors and an excellent story line, we get a movie that is a real treat to the eyes. That’s what Mammootty has done with 'Oru Maravathoor Kanavu'. Mammootty plays the 'Gunda' in the film who comes in rescue of his younger brother played by Biju Menon who has some problems in getting to harvest crops in an area of land where the corrupt and shrewd lord Nedumudi Venu has an eye on. Divya unni plays the love interest of Mammootty. The action and comedy skills of Mammootty are articulately extracted by the director and presented in a fun fashion.
Movie ran 75 days more than 10 centers and completed 100 days in many major centers. Mammootty’s Achayan role attracted huge crowd in releasing center and In Trivandrum (Sree Padmanabha, Athira) and In Ernakulam (Mymoon, Lulu) movie ran 100 days.