Ee Puzhayum Kadannu

Ee Puzhayum Kadannu is a 1996 Malayalam-language romantic-thriller drama film directed by Kamal and starring Dileep and Manju Warrier. The film was a box office hit. The film was remade in Telugu as Pelli Peetalu, in Tamil as Kanna Unnai Thedukiren and in Kannada as Sambhrama.Manju Warrier won both Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress & Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Malayalam for portraying her role Anjali' in this film.[1][2]

Ee Puzhayum Kadannu
Theatrical release poster
Directed byKamal
Produced byKannan Perumudiyoor
Written byShatrughnan
StarringDileep Pillai
Manju Warrier
Biju Menon
Music byJohnson
CinematographyP. Sukumar
Edited byK. Rajagopal
Harishree Films International
Distributed byHarisree Films Release
Release date
December 20, 1996
Running time
139 minutes


Anjali (Manju Warrier) is the third daughter of a late music teacher. She lives with her two elder sisters Ashwathy (Mohini), Aarthi (Chippy) and grandmother (Lekshmi Krishnamurthy). Her life changes when Gopi (Dileep) moves to his brother's (N. F. Varghese) house as her neighbor. They fall in love. However, she has a problem with their marriage since she has two elder unmarried sisters. Gopi finds a groom for Ashwathy, but the marriage was called off as she is mute and deaf. After two failed attempts to get her married, they all feel hopeless when out of the blue Gopi's friend (Biju Menon) admits that he loves Ashwathy, and so Gopi helps him marry her. Then they try to get Aarthi married, but she admits to never having gotten over her old boyfriend. They then track him down and ask him to marry her. He admits to liking her, but says that his mother would ask for a lot of dowry. Gopi does everything he can, including making his brother loan out his house in order to obtain the money and the ornaments they demanded, which were provided by Aarthi's boyfriend himself.

However, that night, when their drunkard step-brother (Meghanathan) steals the ornaments from Anjali's house, Gopi finds him and accidentally kills him. He confesses to Anjali that he killed him, but they hide this until Aarthi's wedding is finished. Eventually Gopi is arrested in front of the wedding guests.

After five years, when Gopi comes back from jail, Anjali and her whole family are waiting for him, and the movie ends on a positive note.


  • Dileep - Gopi, a watch repair man and neighbour of Anjali who falls in love with her
  • Manju Warrier - Anjali, the youngest of three sisters who meets and falls in love with Gopi
  • Biju Menon - Kannan ,Gopi's friend, who secretly loves Anjali's mute and deaf sister
  • Mohini - Ashwathy, the eldest of three sisters who is mute and deaf
  • Chippy - Aarathi, middle of three sisters who has a boyfriend
  • Lekshmi Krishnamoorthy - Grandmother of the three sisters
  • Sudheesh - Aarthi's boyfriend
  • Harisree Ashokan - Ramakutty, Gopi's best friend
  • Meghanathan - Step-brother of the three sisters
  • N. F. Varghese - Sukumaran, Gopi's elder brother
  • Reena - The deceased mother of the three sisters.
  • Bindu Panicker - Gopi's sister-in-law
  • Oduvil Unnikrishnan - Uncle of the three sisters


Ee Puzhayum Kadannu
Soundtrack album by
GenreFilm soundtrack
LabelSargam Speed Audios
Majid Cassettes
Satyam Audios

The movie has melodious songs composed by Johnson, with lyrics by Gireesh Puthenchery.

Track Song Title Singer(s) Other notes
1 "Raathinkal Poothaali" K. J. Yesudas Raga: Tilang
2 "Devakanyaka" K. J. Yesudas
3 "Paathira Pullunarnnu" K. J. Yesudas Raga: Abheri
4 "Vaidoorya Kammalaninju" M. G. Sreekumar, K. S. Chithra, Sujatha
5 "Sreelalolayam" K. S. Chithra Raga: Sankarabharanam
6 "Devakanyaka" K. S. Chithra
7 "Kaakka Karumban" Sujatha Mohan Raga: Kedaragowla
8 "Thankachengila" G. Venugopal Raga: Chakravakam
9 "Vaidoorya Kammalaninju" M. G. Sreekumar

Box officeEdit

The film became a commercial success.[4][5][6]



  1. ^ "Filmfare – South Special". 3 November 1999. Archived from the original on 3 November 1999. Retrieved 16 December 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "State Film Awards (1991–99)". Kerala State Chalachitra Academy. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 26 September 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Audio CD cover". Facebook. 15 October 2020. Retrieved 21 October 2020.
  4. ^ "Next Malayalam star in the making". Deccan Chronicle. 9 December 2016. Archived from the original on 20 December 2016. Retrieved 9 December 2016.
  5. ^ "The rise and fall of Mollywood's people's hero Dileep..." Malayala Manorama. 12 July 2017.
  6. ^ "Forget the Dileep; Manju Warrior stands tall on her own". Asianet. 28 November 2016.

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