Kunjaliyan (Young Brother-in-law) is a 2011 Indian Malayalam satirical film directed by Saji Surendran and written by Krishna Poojapura. The film features Jayasurya in the title role along with Ananya in lead roles and Manikuttan, Suraj Venjaramoodu, Ashokan, Jagadish, Maniyan Pilla Raju in its supporting cast. The music is composed by M.G. Sreekumar and background music by Bijibal. [2]

Film poster
Directed bySaji Surendran
Produced byTomichan Mulakuppadam
Written byKrishna Poojappura
Music by
Background Score
CinematographyAnil Nair
Edited byManoj Bhai
Distributed byMulakuppadam Films
Release date
  • 6 January 2012 (2012-01-06)
Budget3.25 crore[1]


Jayaraman (Jayasurya) is popularly known as Kunjaliyan (Young Brother-in-law) in Gopalapuram, a village in the Kerala–Tamil Nadu border. He is the younger brother of three sisters. The sisters were caring him as their own child since the death of their father and mother. Jayaraman was the pet of his sisters and he was not interested in to do any job. He is lazy. Everything was perfect until the sisters got married. The brothers-in-law were not interested in Jayaraman at all and they were not considered him as their younger brother. One day he left Gopalapuram to become a millionaire. Somehow he reached Dubai after years and he managed to get a job there. Unfortunately he got terminated from his job due to the due global recession. He is forced to go back to Gopalapuram and he is not interested in returning to his village without being a millionaire.

Now Jayaraman is returning to his village considering the advice of Mr. Preman, his best friend in Dubai. But Jayaraman is shocked to see the warm welcome by his family members at the airport. Everyone is trying to take their young brother-in-law to their home. Why are they showing this much interest in him now than before? That question is what remains to be.


  • Jayasurya as Jayaraman / Kunjaliyan
  • Ananya as Maya, Jayaraman's love interest
  • Manikuttan as Vinayan, a town rowdy.
  • Maniyan Pilla Raju as Vikrama Kurup, Jayaraman's uncle with two wives.
  • Ashokan as Viswan, Jayaraman's brother-in-law.
  • Jagadish as Sukumaran, the clumsy brother-in-law of Jayaraman.
  • Vijayaraghavan as Remanan, Jayaraman's brother-in-law.
  • Bindu Panicker as Shyamala, Jayaraman's elder sister, who is married to Remanan.
  • Geetha Vijayan as Mallika, who is married to Vikrama Kurup along with Kanakabaram.
  • Suraj Venjaramoodu as Preman, Jayaraman's best friend from Dubai, who is with him throughout various comical incidents.
  • Harisree Ashokan as Veeramani, a humorous politician and the mayor of the Gopalapuram.
  • Thesni Khan as Prameela, married to Viswan.
  • Narayanankutty
  • Reshmi Boban as Pushpaletha, Jayaraman's sister who is married to Sukumaran.
  • Kalaranjini as Kanakabaram, Vikrama Kurup's wife.
  • Anand as Suresh Varma, a negative character.
  • Leena as Manjari


The film is Surendran's fourth, and comes after Four Friends, which met a mixed reception. The film's script was written by Krishna Poojappura. Anil Nair is the film's cinematographer, and the music is written by M. G. Sreekumar.[3] Shooting began in late September 2011, in Pollachi depicting the fictional town called Gopalapurram. The film was produced by Tomichan Mulakuppadam under the company Mulakuppadam Films, with a budget of 3.25 crore.[1]


Soundtrack album by
Released6 January 2012
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Music Director
M. G. Sreekumar
M. G. Sreekumar chronology
Arabiyum Ottakavum P. Madhavan Nairum
Njanum Ente Familiyum

Kunjaliyan soundtrack is composed by M. G. Sreekumar and background score by Bijibal, recording of the songs where in late August. Song Mixing done by Renjith Viswanathan.

Track listing
1."Chembazhukka"K. J. Yesudas & Sujatha Mohan4:39
2."Aadadum"Akhila Anand, Nishad & Sreenath4:47
3."Kunjaliya"Afsal & Rimi Tomy4:02
4."Chembazhukka (Male)"K. J. Yesudas5:39
5."Theme Music (Instrumental)" (Bijibal)  


  1. ^ a b Chandrakanth Viswanath (25 December 2016). "The Tiger Behind Pulimurugan". The New Sunday Express. Retrieved 16 January 2017.
  2. ^ "Jayasurya's 'Kunjaliyan' shooting at Pollachi". The Deccan Chronicle. 30 September 2011. Retrieved 22 October 2011.
  3. ^ http://www.kottaka.com/blog/2011/08/saji-surendrans-new-film-kunjaliyan/

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