Aayushkalam is a 1992 Indian Malayalam-language ghost film directed by Kamal and written by Vinu Kiriyath and Rajan Kiriyath. It stars Mukesh and Jayaram in the lead roles and Sreenivasan, Sai Kumar and Gavin Packard in supporting roles. The film was a commercial success at the box office. Aayushkalam is based on the Hollywood films Ghost and Heart Condition and was in turn remade in Hindi as Hello Brother.
Balakrishnan (Mukesh) is a heart patient, yet he drinks and smokes a lot. He works in a bank. He urgently needs a heart transplant, for which he is unlikely to receive a heart and has given up all hope of living any longer. Surprisingly and luckily he receives the heart of Aby Mathew (Jayaram), a youth who has died in a car accident. The surgery is performed after both families agree to it. Gradually, Balakrishnan recovers from the surgery. Soon after he is discharged from the hospital, he visits the doctor and asks him who gave him the heart out of curiosity. Although initially reluctant, the doctor gives him the newspaper report about Aby's death which contains his photograph.
|author||Rajan Kiriyath Vinu Kiriyath|
|genre||comedy fantasy thriller|
|keywords||act adopted brother car accident end gavin packard heart transplant heaven hell inherit innocent kaviyoor ponnamma maathu murder talk|
|theme||ghost psychological thriller|