Varnapakittu
Poster designed by Gayathri Ashokan
Directed byI. V. Sasi[1][2]
Produced byJokuttan
Screenplay byBabu Janardhanan
Story byJokuttan
StarringMohanlal
Madhu
Meena
Jagadish
Dileep
Divyaa Unni
Music byVidyasagar
CinematographyAravind Kamalanathan
Edited byK. Narayanan
Production
company
BJL Creations
Distributed byPranamam Pictures
Release date
  • 4 April 1997 (1997-04-04)
Running time
160 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageMalayalam

Varnapakittu (transl. Vibrant colors) is a 1997 Indian Malayalam-language drama film directed by I. V. Sasi and written by Babu Janardhanan from a story by Jokuttan. The film features Mohanlal and Meena in lead roles, with Jagadish, Dileep, Divyaa Unni, Madhu, Rajan P. Dev, M. G. Soman in supporting roles.[3][4][5] The movie, directed by I V Sasi, is one of the most underrated beautiful family drama and was major commercial success.[6]

Plot

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Sunny Palomattam (Mohanlal) is a successful businessman in Singapore. He enjoys a flamboyant life with girlfriend Sandra Valookaran (Meena). His business rival, Mohammad Ali, was a partner who left after he was found embezzling company funds.

Sunny discloses his past to Sandra: his family was a happy one, until Pappan (Rajan P. Dev) framed Sunny's father Ittichan (Madhu) in a fraud case. Shortly after, Ittichan died of a heart attack, and Sunny's engagement with fiancée Nancy (Divya Unni) was called off. Sunny fled to Mumbai, and then to Singapore with Kuruvilla's help.

Later, Sunny learns that Sandra, who he plans to marry, is actually a call girl hired by Mohammad Ali, to spy on Sunny and foil his business plans. To fulfill his marriage commitment to his family, he and Sandra pretend they are still engaged when they go to visit Sunny's family in Kerala. In his hometown, he meets the old enemies who falsely accused his father of theft and thus ruined the family reputation.

Sunny plans to take revenge on Pappan, Tonychan (Ganesh Kumar) and company, aided by Paily (Jagadish). In the meantime, he meets Nancy who is now married to Paulachan (Dileep), Tonychan's younger brother. When Tony tries to sexually assault Nancy, Paulachan is humiliated and commits suicide.

Mohammad Ali arrives with a gang from Singapore to reveal Sunny's "false marriage" ploy in an attempt to destroy him. Sunny pleads with Mohammad Ali to forget everything so that he can live a happy life and offers all his assets to Mohammad Ali, but Mohammad Ali has a change of heart and leaves Sunny and his family alone. In the end Sunny and Sandra appear with a happy family.

Cast

Soundtrack

All lyrics are written by Gireesh Puthenchery; all music is composed by Vidyasagar.

No.TitleArtist(s)Length
1."Anupamasneha Chaithanyame"K. S. Chitra 
2."Manikyakallal"M. G. Sreekumar, Swarnalatha 
3."Okela Okela"M. G. Sreekumar, Sujatha Mohan 
4."Aakaashangalil"K. S. Chitra 
5."Vellinila Thullikalo"M. G. Sreekumar, K. S. Chitra 
6."Doore Mamarakkombil"K. S. Chitra 
7."Doore Mamarakkombil"M. G. Sreekumar 

Box Office

Varnapakittu was comeback film for Mohanlal after few strings of underwhelming films & was Major Commercial Hit in the year 1997 along with marking Mohanlal-Meena hit combo which churned out many blockbusters including Olympian Anthony Adam, Natturajavu, Udayananu Tharam, Drishyam Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol and Drishyam 2.[7][8][9][10]

References

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  2. ^ മോഹൻ, നവീൻ (25 October 2017). "അവളുടെ രാവുകൾ' ഒരു ധൈര്യമാണ്; അത്രയും 'ബോൾഡ്' ആണ് ഐ.വി.ശശിയും". Malayala Manorama. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
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  6. ^ https://www.filmibeat.com/malayalam/news/2015/mohanlal-10-underrated-movies/articlecontent-pf86370-183037.html
  7. ^ https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/resume-superstar-30-years-mohanlal-rajavinte-makan-pulimurugan-54938
  8. ^ https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/iv-sasi-remembering-director-who-gave-us-superstars-mammootty-and-mohanlal-70700
  9. ^ https://www.filmibeat.com/malayalam/news/2017/mohanlal-meena-combo-best-5-movies-of-munthirivallikal-thalirkkumbol-pair/articlecontent-pf193599-252284.html
  10. ^ https://www.inuth.com/entertainment/malayalam-movies/munthirivallikal-thalirkkumbol-shatters-pulimurugans-opening-record-in-ireland/