April 18 (film)

April 18 is a 1985 Malayalam-language film written and directed by Balachandra Menon, who also features in the lead role. It also stars Shobana, Adoor Bhasi and Bharat Gopy in other pivotal roles.It was the debut Malayalam movie of Shobana as Lead actress. The musical score was composed by A. T. Ummer.[1][2][3]

April 18
Directed byBalachandra Menon
Produced byAugustine Prakash
Written byBalachandra Menon
StarringBalachandra Menon
Adoor Bhasi
Bharat Gopy
Music byA. T. Ummer
CinematographyVipin Mohan
Edited byHariharaputhran
Santhosh Films
Distributed bySanthosh Films
Release date
  • 12 April 1985 (1985-04-12)


Inspector Ravi marries Sobhana after a love affair and they lead a very happy married life. He is also a very strict police officer. Ravi purchases a saree on behalf of his friend who is in jail and hides this from Sobhana on the advice of Gopi Pillai. This leads to suspicion and Sobhana leaving to her home, expecting Ravi to take her back. However things take a turn when Ravi arrests Jimmy, son of Marcose, against his father in law's (Narayana Pillai) wishes. An aggrieved Narayana Pillai files divorce suit despite objections from Sobhana and appoint Thomachan as his legal counsel. Irony is that Thomachan is a close friend of Ravi and they live in the same apartment. As Thomachan's arguments hurt Sobhana, Ravi agrees for separation to save a pregnant Sobhana from further humiliation. The court adjourns for decree on April 18 and outside the court things take a complete turnaround.



All songs were composed by A. T. Ummer and lyrics were written by Bichu Thirumala.

Track No. Song Singer
01 Aadivaroo Azhake K. J. Yesudas, S. Janaki
02 Azhimathi Naaraapilla K. J. Yesudas
03 Kaalindee Theeram Thannil K. J. Yesudas, S. Janaki


  1. ^ "April 18". filmibeat.com. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
  2. ^ "April 18". .malayalachalachithram.com. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
  3. ^ "April 18". .apunkachoice.com. Archived from the original on 1 November 2014. Retrieved 22 September 2014.

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