Achayans is a 2017 Indian Malayalam-language comedy crime thriller film directed by Kannan Thamarakkulam and written by Sethu. Starring Jayaram, Prakash Raj, Unni Mukundan, Sanju Sivram, Adil Ibrahim,[1] Sshivada, Anu Sithara, and Amala Paul.[2][3] Principal photography began in November 2016, with shooting locations being Edakochi and Vagamon. The film was released in India on 19 May 2017 with mixed reviews & a hit at box office.[4] The film was later dubbed into Telugu as Marana Mrudangam.

Achayans Movie
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byKannan Thamarakkulam
Written bySethu
Produced byC. K. Padma Kumar
Unni Mukundan
Adil Ibrahim
Sanju Sivram
Prakash Raj
Anu Sithara
Amala Paul
CinematographyPradeep Nair
Edited byRejith K. R.
Music byRatheesh Vegha
Gopi Sundar (score)
DNVP Creations
Distributed by Rejaputhra Release
Release date
  • 19 May 2017 (2017-05-19) (India)
Running time
140 minutes
Budget₹6 crore
Box office₹10crore


Four brothers - Roy, Tony, Rafi, and Aby - get drunk on the night before Tony's wedding. Their family members send them to a Christian de-addiction centre, but they are kicked out. When they decide to start a road trip, they are accompanied by two women, Reetha and Prayaga, who have escaped from a critical situation. When they reach a hotel on New Year's Eve 2017, they sleep late after the celebration. On the next day Reetha is found dead. Finding the culprit and the reason behind her death is the main plot of the film.



The venture began production in November 2016. Achayans marked third collaboration for the duo after Aadupuliyattam.



Achayans was opened in over 1000 screens in India, released alongside Godha and Adventures of Omanakuttan on 19 May 2017.[5][6]


Critical responseEdit

Indiaglitz rated 3/5 and said that "Achayans needs to have been reworked in a different way. A more sharper script would have made it more entertaining".[7] Deccan Chronicle stated that the movie is a one time watch and rated 3.5/5.[8] The Times of India rated the movie 3.5/5 and said that "Overall, Achayans is a film that requires some patience to watch and doesn't quite qualify as an entertainer".[9]

Box officeEdit

Though the critic reviews were unfavourable, the film managed to be one of the profitable ventures of 2017. The film made on a budget of 30 crore and collected above 125 crore worldwide.[10][11]


  1. ^ Deepika Jayaram (27 January 2017). "'Achayans' starts rolling". Times of India.
  2. ^ Amala Paul is a trendy biker in Achayans – Times of India. (10 December 2016). Retrieved on 2017-07-01.
  3. ^ Rafi Muhammed. "The Massive trailer ever in 2017 ! Achayans movie trailer Released". Retrieved 1 May 2017.
  4. ^ "Anu Sithara and Sshivada in Achayans". Deccan Chronicles. 17 November 2016.
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