Ee Nadu is a 1982 Indian Malayalam-language political film directed by I. V. Sasi, written by T. Damodaran and produced by N. G. John. The film stars Balan K. Nair with Mammootty, Ratheesh, and T. G. Ravi in supporting roles. The music score was handled by Shyam.[1] The film talks about how politicians and the rich people in society exploit their power and ignore the pleas of the general public.[2] This film was loosely based on a liquor poisoning mishap that occurred in Vypeen in Kerala and is now known infamously as The Vypeen alcohol poisonings that claimed 77 lives.

Ee Nadu
Directed byI. V. Sasi
Written byT. Damodaran
Produced byN. G. John
StarringBalan K. Nair
T. G. Ravi
Kuthiravattam Pappu
CinematographyS. S. Chandramohan
C. E. Babu
Edited byK. Narayanan
Music byShyam
Distributed byGeo Pictures
Release date
  • 14 April 1982 (1982-04-14)

The film was released on 14th April 1982 and was a commercial and critical success. The film went on to become the third highest grossing Malayalam film of 1982 behind Aarambham and Padayottam. N. G. John won the 1982 Filmfare Award for Best Malayalam Film for the film.

The film was remade in Telugu with the same name.[3] It was also remade in Hindi as Yeh Desh and in Tamil as Idhu Enga Naadu.[4]


Spurious liquor supplied by governmental arrack outlets kills several poor people in Kerala. People hit the streets to demand justice. They want the culprits to be brought to book.



The film released on 14 April 1982.


The film received positive reviews. N. G. John won the Filmfare Award for Best Film - Malayalam for the year 1982 for the film.

Box officeEdit

The film was the third highest grossing Malayalam film of 1982.[5] The film was commercial success.[6][7][8]


The music was composed by Shyam and the lyrics were written by Yusufali Kechery.

No. Song Singers Lyrics
1 "Aakaasha Perunthachan" S. Janaki, J. M. Raju Yusufali Kechery
2 "Ambili Manavatti Azhakulla Manavaatti" K. J. Yesudas, S. Janaki, P. Jayachandran, C. O. Anto, J. M. Raju, S. P. Sailaja Yusufali Kechery
3 "Iru Meyyaanennaalum" (Bit)[clarify] J. M. Raju Yusufali Kechery
4 "Maanathe Hoori Pole" Unni Menon, Chorus Yusufali Kechery
5 "Maanathe Kottaarathil" (Bit)[clarify] S. Janaki Yusufali Kechery
6 "Thattedi Sosamme" Chorus, J. M. Raju, Krishnachandran Yusufali Kechery


Film Language
Idhu Enga Naadu Tamil
Yeh Desh Hindi
Eeenadu Telugu



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  2. ^ "Ee Naadu". Archived from the original on 17 March 2015. Retrieved 2014-10-16.
  3. ^ "Sunday Vol.9-10(March-July)1982". ANANDA BAZAR PUBLICATION, CALCUTTA. 1982.
  4. ^ "From Poochakkoru Mookuthi to Virus, 7 Times when Malayalam Cinema Handled Ensemble Multi-Narrative Movies in the Right Way! | 🎥 LatestLY". 20 June 2019.
  5. ^ "Poor patchwork". India Today. 15 September 1983. Archived from the original on 9 August 2017.
  6. ^ Kumar, P. k Ajith (24 October 2017). "I.V. Sasi reigned at the box office, and made classics too". The Hindu.
  7. ^ "IV Sasi: the hitmaker who discovered Mammootty, the actor". Malayala Manorama. 24 October 2017.
  8. ^ Venkiteswaran, C. s. (26 October 2017). "The End of an Epoch". The Hindu.
  9. ^ Reed, Sir Stanley (2 December 1984). "The Times of India Directory and Year Book Including Who's who". Bennett, Coleman. – via Google Books.

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