Vellanakalude naadu-Based on short story The Engine Trouble
Vellanakalude Naadu starring Mohanlal and Shobana in lead roles was one of the hit films of 1988 but had only an average gross. The dialogues of Pappu in the movie is still now hit between Malayalees. The story was about a young contractor and his hardships. The story was taken from R. K. Narayan's short story 'The Engine Trouble' published in the year 1972.