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Anuraga Karikkin Vellam (English: The Tender Coconut Water of Love) is a 2016 Indian Malayalam film directed by debutant Khalid Rahman. It stars Asif Ali, Biju Menon, Asha Sarath, and Rajisha Vijayan in lead roles. Written by Naveen Bhaskar, it revolves around the life of an ordinary man, Raghu, and his son, Abhilash. The soundtrack and background score for the film are composed by Prashant Pillai.

Anuraga Karikkin Vellam
Anuraga Karikkin Vellam poster.jpg
Official poster
Directed byKhalid Rahman
Produced bySanthosh Sivan
Shaji Nadesan
Prithviraj Sukumaran
Written byNaveen Bhaskar
StarringAsif Ali
Biju Menon
Asha Sarath
Rajisha Vijayan
Soubin Shahir
Music byPrashant Pillai
CinematographyJimshi Khalid
Edited byNoufal Abdulla
Distributed byAugust Cinema
Release date
  • 7 July 2016 (2016-07-07)
Running time
128 minute[1]
Budget3.40 crore (US$490,000)[2]
Box office16 crore (US$2.3 million)[3]

Produced jointly by Shaji Nadesan, Prithviraj Sukumaran, Santhosh Sivan, and Arya under the banner of August Cinema.[4] Anuraga Karikkin Vellam was released on 7 July 2016.The performance of Rajisha Vijayan made her to win the Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress in 2016 .[5]




Anuraga Karikkin Vellam
Soundtrack album by
Released17 June 2016 (2016-06-17)
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelAnon Trendz
Prashant Pillai chronology
Anuraga Karikkin Vellam

The original soundtrack is composed, programmed, and arranged by Prashant Pillai.[6] The soundtrack was made available for digital sale from 1 July 2016.[7]

No. Song Singer(s) Lyrics Length
1 "Manogatham Bhavan" Mathangi, Haricharan Harinarayanan 4:25
2 "Neeyo Njano" Vaikom Vijayalakshmi, Niranj, Shabareesh Varma, Sreerag Saji Shabareesh Varma 4:01
3 "Poyimaranjo" Preeti Pillai, Arun Kamath Shabareesh Varma 2:24
4 "Anuraga Karikinvellam" Peethambaran Menon, Govind Menon Shabareesh Varma 3:53
5 "Manogatham Nadaswaram"


Anuraga Karikkin Vellam released in India on 7 July 2016 on the occasion of Eid, in 74 screens across Kerala along with Kasaba at the box office.[8]


Year Award Category Recipient
2016 Kerala State Film Award Best Actress Rajisha Vijayan[9]
2016 Filmfare Award Best Supporting Actress – Malayalam Asha Sarath[10]
2016 Asianet Film Award Best Star Pair, Best Character Actor Asif Ali & Rajisha Vijayan, Biju Menon

Critical ReceptionEdit

International Business Times called it a "sweet family entertainer".[1] The Times of India said, "On the whole, it's one of those cute family movies packed with a basket-full of laughter, emotions, and thoughts that you can give in to, without a second thought.[11]


Anuraga Karikkin Vellam grossed more than 60 lakhs, from the multiplexes of Ernakulam district in 10 days. Among the Eid releases, Anuraga Karikkin Vellam, emerged as the top grosser at the Kochi multiplexes by collecting over 1 crore, surpassing Kasaba. It collected approximately 7.9 crore from Kerala.[12]


  1. ^ a b James, Anu (8 July 2016). "'Anuraga Karikkin Vellam' critics review: Asif Ali-Biju Menon movie is a sweet family entertainer". International Business Times. Retrieved 9 July 2016.
  2. ^ Staff, Onmanorama. "'Anuraga Karikkin Vellam' going strong at box office". Malayala Manorama.
  3. ^ "Kerala Box Office: Sultan, Kasaba, Anuraga Karikkin Vellam complete 50 day run at ticket window". Catch News.
  4. ^ Anu James (6 May 2016). "Watch teaser of Asif Ali-Biju Menon's 'Anuraga Karikkin Vellam' [VIDEO]". International Business Times. Retrieved 14 May 2016.
  5. ^ "Kerala State Film Awards 2016: Vinayakan bags best actor trophy, Rajisha Vijayan adjudged best actress!". Zee News. 7 March 2017. Retrieved 7 March 2017.
  6. ^ "Anuraga Karikkin Vellam". Facebook. 14 May 2016. Retrieved 14 May 2016.
  7. ^ "Anuraga Karikkin Vellam (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - EP by Prashant Pillai on iTunes". iTunes. Apple Inc. 1 July 2016. Retrieved 9 July 2016.
  8. ^ James, Anu (7 July 2016). "'Anuraga Karikkin Vellam' review by audience: Live updates of Asif Ali, Biju Menon's movie". International Business Times. Retrieved 9 July 2016.
  9. ^ "Kerala State Film Awards 2016 announced: Manhole takes away the Best Film, Vinayakan bags the Best Actor". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 24 December 2018.
  10. ^ "Winners of the 64th Jio Filmfare Awards (South) |". Retrieved 24 December 2018.
  11. ^ "Anuraga Karikkin Vellam Movie Review, Trailer, & Show timings at Times of India".
  12. ^ James, Anu. "Asif Ali, Biju Menon's 'Anuraga Karikkin Vellam' crosses Rs. 1 crore mark at Kochi multiplexes". International Business Times.

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