Achanurangatha Veedu

Achanuragantha Veedu (lit. 'The House Where the Father Doesn't Sleep') is a 2006 Indian Malayalam-language drama film directed by Lal Jose and written by Babu Janardhanan. It stars Salim Kumar, Muktha, Samvrutha Sunil, Indrajith Sukumaran, and Prithviraj Sukumaran. The film was released on 28 January 2006.

Achanurangatha Veedu
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Directed byLal Jose
Produced byReji puthayath
Written byBabu Janardhanan
StarringSalim Kumar
Samvrutha Sunil
Indrajith Sukumaran
Prithviraj Sukumaran
Music byAlex Paul
CinematographyManoj Pillai
Edited byRanjan Abraham
Distributed byShirdhisayi Films
Release date
  • 28 January 2006 (2006-01-28)


It tells the tale of Samuel, a student who falls in love with a Catholic Christian girl named Lillikutty in the 1970s, Shortly after their marriage they convert to Pentecostalism. However, his wife dies at an early stage of their married life, and he must face hardships of raising three daughters alone. The main plot revolves around the mystery of his youngest daughter's disappearance, the crushing truths he faces when he finds out what really happened to her, and the impact on his other daughters as well as his mental stability.



The story came to Janardhanan's mind after he watched the Suryanelli rape case proceedings.[1] The film portrayed Pentecostal denomination quite extensively.[2] It was shot in Peermade in Kerala.[3]


Some critics described the film as Salim Kumar's transformation from a comedian to serious roles."[4][5]


A sequel titled Lisammayude Veedu was later produced in 2013. It was written and directed by Babu Janardhanan.


  1. ^ Vijay George (10 March 2006). "Handling a sensitive issue". The Hindu. Retrieved 9 March 2012.
  2. ^ "Movie Preview: Achanuragantha Veedu". Music India Online. 2006. Archived from the original on 22 March 2007. Retrieved 5 February 2007.
  3. ^ Sebastian, Shevlin (14 February 2017). "Lights, action, Hallelujah". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 15 May 2018.
  4. ^ Rammohan, Manoj (5 February 2006). "Achanurangatha Veedu". Deccan Herald. Retrieved 5 February 2007.[dead link]
  5. ^ George, Vijay (6 January 2006). "Reflection of society: Achanurangatha Veedu takes a hard look at some of the ills that are plaguing society." The Hindu. Archived from the original on 25 January 2013. Retrieved 5 January 2007.

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