Banaras (2009 film)

Banaras is a 2009 Indian Malayalam-language musical film directed by Nemom Pushparaj, starring Vineeth, Kavya Madhavan and Navya Nair in lead roles.

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Directed byNemom Pushparaj
Produced byM. R. Nair
Kavya Madhavan
Navya Nair
Music byM. Jayachandran
Kashi Films
Release date
  • 7 April 2009 (2009-04-07)


Hari (Vineeth), a village boy and a student is the central character of the movie. He is in love with the character named Devu played by Navya Nair. He wants to go to Varanasi to do his higher studies in Banaras Hindu University. He leaves behind his love and goes for his studies. There, he meets another fellow student Amritha, played by Kavya Madhavan. Her stepfather wants to marry her off to a street goon and so she asks Hari to take her to a distant place on the bike. During the trip, they take shelter in a tent organized by an old man. The old man gives them bhang to drink and both of them drinks it without knowing the consequences. They both get intoxicated and unknowingly ends up having unprotected sex multiple times during the night. The next day they both are spotted by the goons engaged by her stepfather who injure Hari badly and take Amritha with them.

After a few months, Hari recovers and returns to his hometown. He sells off his property and confesses to Devu that he cannot accept and explains to her what happened. In desperation, Devu commits suicide. Hari goes back to Varanasi and lives a sober life. After a long time, Amritha, who was under the impression that Hari is dead, finds out about him and comes back to see him. She had given birth to Hari's son and he is a big boy now. The couple unite.



Soundtrack album by
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelSatyam Audios
ProducerM. R. Nair
M. Jayachandran chronology
Orkkuka Vallappozhum
Kancheepurathe Kalyanam

The film's soundtrack features seven songs composed by M. Jayachandran and lyrics penned by Gireesh Puthenchery, except where noted. The soundtrack was noted especially for the vocals of Shreya Ghoshal in two songs. She won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Singer for the track "Chanthu Thottille", first ever by a North Indian singer.

Track listing
1."Chanthu Thottille"Shreya Ghoshal3:40
3."Madhuram Gayathi"Shreya Ghoshal, Sudeep Kumar4:14
4."Koovaram Kili"Vijay Yesudas, Swetha Mohan4:00
5."Tirichi Nazar"Fiaz Khan3:58
6."Shivagange Shilagange"Sujatha4:00
7."Folk Drama" (Lyrics by Pirappancode Murali)Sudeep Kumar4:35
8."Chanthu Thottille Chandanam"Karaoke3:41


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