Theatrical poster
Directed byShaji N. Karun
Screenplay byHari Krishanan
Sajeev Pazhoor
Story byShaji N. Karun
Produced byM. Rajan
Lakshmi Gopalaswamy
Ashwini Ranga
CinematographySaji Nair
Edited byA. Sreekar Prasad
Music bySreevalsan J Menon
Distributed byHorizon Entertainment
Release date
  • 27 February 2014 (2014-02-27)

Swapaanam (English translation: The Voiding Soul) is a 2014 Indian Malayalam film directed by Shaji N. Karun and produced by M. Rajan for Horizon Entertainments. The film features Jayaram and Kadambari in the lead roles,[2] alongside Siddique, Vineeth, Lakshmi Gopalaswamy in supporting roles. The music was composed by Sreevalsan J Menon, while the script was written by Harikrishnan and Sajeev Pazhoor, based on Shaji’s own story.[3] The film was screened in the Dubai International Film Festival.[4]

The film released with Auro 3D sound in selected theatres, becoming the first Malayalam movie and fourth Indian film to employ the technology after Maryan (Tamil), Vishwaroopam(Tamil) and 1- Nenokkadine (Telugu).[5]


The rhythm of life, even for a master drummer, is at the same moment disrupted and harmonized by the love, passion, jealousy, hate and spite of those around. Unequaled in the art of playing the Chenda, Unni, and Nalini, peerless in Mohiniyattam, are drawn to each other by an affection that transcends the devotion to their arts and the love for each other. The pulse of their passion cannot hold up against the tumults of Unni’s life. A brother and a father figure, whose love sours to jealousy and hate, a wife who despises his drumming and a mother from whom the truth about his birth is not forthcoming all hasten the tempo of a mental imbalance rooted in Unni’s childhood to an inevitable dark end.



All lyrics are written by Manoj Kuroor except where noted; all music is composed by Sreevalsan J Menon.

1."Kaliyay Nee" Deepu Nair, Meera Ram Mohan 
2."Kaaminimanisakhi" (Swathi Thirunal Padam)Swathi Thirunal Rama VarmaMeera Ram Mohan, Kalyani Menon 
3."Mazhaville" Amal Antony, Shenkottai Harihara Subramanium 
4."Maadhava Maasamo" Hariprasad, Sreeranjini Kodampally 
5."Andaranagameevidham" (Kundanaachi Talam) Edappally Ajithkumar, Ratheesh Ramakrishnan, Murali Sangeeth, Vivek 
6."Oru Vela Raavinnakam" Lekha R Nair 
7."Paalaazhithedum" Sreevalsan J Menon 
8."Maarasannibhakara" (Banayudham)Balakavi RamasashtriB. Arundhathi 
9."Kaamopama Roopan" (Banayudham)Balakavi RamasashtriKottakkal Madhu 



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  2. ^ http://www.indianexpress.com/news/jayaram-as-a-chenda-player/1128209/
  3. ^ http://www.thehindu.com/features/cinema/rhythm-of-life/article4856526.ece[bare URL]
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  5. ^ http://www.firstpost.com/bollywood/indian-films-are-a-lie-filmmakers-are-liars-shaji-karun-1291493.html
  6. ^ "61st National Film Awards Announced" (Press release). Press Information Bureau (PIB), India. Retrieved 17 April 2014.