Harikrishnans (Malayalam: ഹരികൃഷ്ണന്സ്) is a 1998 Malayalam detective comedy film written and directed by Fazil. The film was produced and distributed by Mohanlal under the production company Pranavam Arts Internationaland starring Mohanlal, Mammootty, Juhi Chawla, Innocent, Shamili, Nedumudi Venu and Kunchacko Boban. The film received a tremendous pre-release hype due to the combined screen presence of stars Mohanlal and Mammootty after a gap of several years. Harikrishnans turned out to be a blockbuster at the Kerala box-office, it was the highest grossing Malayalam film of 1998.
The Harikrishnans (Mammootty and Mohanlal) are one of the most famous lawyer duos in India. To avoid confusion one is called as Hari (Mammooty) and the other as Krishnan (Mohanlal). They head the organization called Harikrishnan Associates, which consists of around 300 lawyers. They get engaged in a murder case of Guptan, who was allegedly killed by Gabriel. Gabriel is a friend of Hari’s sister and Harikrishnans become the defense lawyers upon her request. Harikrishnans begin investigation and come across Meera (Juhi Chawla), a friend of Guptan. Both of them fall in love with her. After some trouble over the matter, they rediscover their friendship and get involved in the case again. They discover that Guptan actually died due to poisoning by his relatives who were doctors. At the end Meera decides to go for a random method of choosing her lover as she liked both Harikrishnans equally. Two different climaxes of the film show either of Harikrishnans winning the toss for being Meera’s friend; the losing person presumably becoming Meera’s lover.