Chandrolsavam is a 2005 Indian Malayalam-language romantic drama film written and directed by Ranjith. It stars Mohanlal in the lead role as Chirackal Sreehari, along with Meena, Ranjith, Cochin Haneefa, and Jagadish. V. Dakshinamoorthy makes a cameo appearance as Sreehari's guru. The film features music composed by Vidyasagar.

Directed byRanjith
Produced bySanthosh Damodharan
Written byRanjith
Music byVidyasagar
CinematographyAlagappan N.
Edited byL. Bhoominathan
Damor Cinema
Distributed byDamor Cinema Release
Release date
  • 14 April 2005 (2005-04-14)

Chandrolsavam is about Chirackal Sreehari, a man in love for his nostalgia, trying to redeem his past, celebration of his life, love, friendships and memories, and through it shows Sreehari's unending love for the life he has lived.


Sreehari (Mohanlal), the protagonist, was compelled to leave his village and home after being convicted for plotting a murder, and returns home after spending a year in jail and living in Paris for many years. Back home, he tries to get back every moment of his past-his teenage romance, the sights and sounds that he had once savoured because he does not have much life left, he is afflicted with cancer.

Much of the story revolves around his childhood love Indu (Meena), and about the other two friends, one who turns out to be a husband of Indu and another one Ramanunni (Ranjith) who tried to kill her husband and tried to put the blame on Sreehari to get Indu. While Sreehari returns Indu was taking care of her bed ridden husband. After his return Sreehari proves his innocence to Indu and her husband. In an attempt to get Indu, Ramanunni kills Indu's husband.

Indu comes under the shelter of Sreehari, but she is kidnapped by Ramanunni and saved by Sreehari. Meanwhile, Doctor Durga (Khushbu Sundar) enters Sreehari home and everyone gets disappointed by her arrival as they want Indu to be united with Sreehari and Durga reveals the truth that she is running her hospital along with her husband in Delhi. And the patient (Sreehari) escaped from their hospital without their knowledge to come to his native village to see his childhood friends. Sreehari leaves with Indu and Durga for the treatment and viewers are left with an hopeful expectation that he will return healthy.



Soundtrack album by
Released18 March 2005
GenreWorld Music
Vidyasagar chronology
Ponniyin Selvan

The soundtrack was composed by Vidyasagar with lyrics by Gireesh Puthenchery.

Track Song Artist(s) Lyricist Raga
1 Muttathethum Dr. K. J. Yesudas Gireesh Puthenchery Mohanam
2 Ponmulam K. S. Chithra Gireesh Puthenchery Kalyani
3 Aaraarum P. Jayachandran Gireesh Puthenchery Shuddha Saveri
4 Shobhillu Dr. K. J. Yesudas Tyagaraja Jaganmohini
5 Nijadasavarada K. S. Chithra Patnam Subramania Iyer Kalyani
6 Aaraarum Sujatha Gireesh Puthenchery Shuddha Saveri
7 Chembada Pada M. G. Sreekumar Arumughan Vengidangu Anandabhairavi


The film did not received an expected response when it was released. Ranjith says, "Mohanlal fans expected too much. I don't think it was a bad film. Many who watched it on DVD called to say they were surprised it did not do well. Fans come in with pre-conceived notions on how the actor will be in the movie and the kind of story it will be, hence they could not grasp the poetic element in the film."[1]


  1. ^ "Daring to be different". The Hindu. 23 June 2006. Retrieved 2 March 2011.

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