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Manikyakkallu (Malayalamമാണിക്യക്കല്ല്, Māṇikyakkallŭ ?) is a 2011 Malayalam drama film directed by M. Mohanan and starring Prithviraj and Samvrutha Sunil in the lead roles. The film is about a young teacher who arrives at a village school, who tries to make a definite change in student attitude. The movie is loosely based on the life story [1] of the students and teachers of the Govt Brennan School, Thalassery.

Manikyakkallu promotional poster
Directed byM. Mohanan
Produced byA. S. Gireesh Lal
Written byM. Mohanan
Samvrutha Sunil
Music byM. Jayachandran
CinematographyP. Sukumar
Edited byRanjan Abraham
Release date
  • 5 May 2011 (2011-05-05)
Budget2 crore (US$280,000)
Box office11.25 crore (US$1.6 million)


The story happens in a government school that had a glorious past but is now on the verge of being shut down as there are fewer than 60 students enrolled there. The teachers have no hope about making a difference to the situation and are busy with their personal activities. Into this situation comes a young teacher Vinayachandran (Pritiviraj), who makes a difference. Being a new teacher to the institution, it is unknown to all that he is the son of the school's former headmaster, who became a dishonor after all the students of the school failed in the SSLC exams and died heartbroken.



All lyrics are written by Anil Panachooran except where noted; all music is composed by M. Jayachandran.

1."Chembarathi" Shreya Ghoshal, Ravisankar 
2."Melemanathe"Ramesh KavilV. Devanand 
3."Olakkuda" Madhu Balakrishnan 
4."Naadaayal" Sherdin 


  1. ^ "Success Story of Govt. Brennan School, Thalassery". The Hindu.
  2. ^ "മാണിക്യകല്ല് ചിത്രീകരണം തുടങ്ങി" (in Malayalam). Retrieved 5 February 2011.

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