Maniyan Pilla Adhava Maniyan Pilla

Maniyan Pilla Adhava Maniyan Pilla is a 1981 Indian Malayalam-language comedy film written, directed and scripted by Balachandra Menon. The film stars Sudheer Kumar (Maniyanpilla Raju), Venu Nagavally, Jose Prakash and Ambika. The film revolves around Maniyanpilla, an illiterate man from a poor household, who goes to the city to make a living.[1][2] The film was produced and distributed by E. J. Peter under the banner of St. Martin Films. The producer had signed Kamal Haasan for the film as the lead actor, but due to circumstances, Menon replaced Haasan with his real life friend Sudheer Kumar as the lead actor. The film has a musical score by G. Devarajan. The cinematography was handled by Ramachandra Babu.[3][4] The film was release on 1 May 1981 and was a commercial success and was a breakthrough for Sudheer Kumar, who adopted the hypocorism Maniyanpilla Raju after the success of the film.[5]

Maniyan Pilla Adhava Maniyan Pilla
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Directed byBalachandra Menon
Written byBalachandra Menon
Screenplay byBalachandra Menon
Produced byE. J. Peter
CinematographyRamachandra Babu
Edited byG. Venkittaraman
Music byG. Devarajan
St. Martin Films
Distributed bySt. Martin Films
Release date
  • 1 May 1981 (1981-05-01)


An innocent, illiterate man from a poor family gets a job in an urban bungalow where he finds the people vile. He has to face a lot of obstacles in the wicked world.[6]



The music was composed by G. Devarajan.

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 "Aruthe Aruthe Enne Thallaruthe" P. Madhuri, Krishnachandran Poovachal Khader
2 "Manjurukunnu Manassil" K. J. Yesudas Poovachal Khader
3 "Mayilaanchiyaninju" P. Madhuri Poovachal Khader
4 "Rajakumari Premakumari" K. J. Yesudas Poovachal Khader


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  4. ^ "കമൽ ഹാസനെ മാറ്റി ബാലചന്ദ്ര മേനോൻ മണിയൻപിള്ള രാജുവിനെ നായകനാക്കി". Mathrubhumi. 4 May 2020. Retrieved 1 August 2020.
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  6. ^ "Maniyan Pilla Adhava Maniyan Pilla - Google Search". Retrieved 1 June 2022.

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