Irupatham Noottandu (English: Twentieth Century) is a 1987 Malayalam film directed by K. Madhu and featuring Mohanlal, Suresh Gopi, Ambika, and Jagathy Sreekumar. It became one of the biggest blockbusters in Malayalam film history. The film grossed more than Rs. 10.56 crores at the box office. The script was written by S. N. Swamy. The film also has an unofficial sequel in 2009 Sagar Alias Jacky Reloaded.The film’s sequel was directed by Amal neerad.
The story is about Sagar Alias Jacky (Mohanlal) & his accomplice Sekharankutty (Suresh Gopi). Ashwathy (Ambika) is a reporter for a newsmagazine looking to investigate the connection between politics and crime in Kerala. She is drawn to the life of Sagar alias Jacky who runs a clandestine gold smuggling business for Sekharankutty, son of the State Chief Minister. Jacky is an enigmatic character who stops the smuggling business from growing because of ethical issues with narcotics, and spends his personal time Ashwathy publishes a sensational article connecting Jacky to the Chief Minister, and pushes the uneasy relationship between Sekharankutty and Jacky into an open confrontation. Srinath & Jagathy also play important roles. Indian Revenue Service officials have been shown in good light in this film.