Nadan (Malayalam: നടന്, English: The actor) is a 2013 Malayalam drama film directed by Kamal and written by S. Suresh Babu.[1] Jayaram and Remya Nambeeshan play the lead roles, while the rest of the cast are former theatre artists that include K. P. A. C. Lalitha, Joy Mathew, P. Balachandran, Hareesh Peradi and Sasi Kalinga.[2] It was produced by Anilkumar Ambalakkara under the banner of Ambalakkara Global Films.[1] Nadan features some famous scenes from the famous Kerala People's Arts Club (K P A C) dramas Ningalenne Communistakki and Mudiyanaya Puthran.[3]

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Directed byKamal
Produced byAnilkumar Ambalakkara
Written byS. Suresh Babu
Remya Nambeesan
Sajitha Madathil
Music byOuseppachan
CinematographyMadhu Neelakandan
Edited byK. Rajagopal
Ambalakkara Global Films
Release date
  • 2013 (2013)


Nadan is the story of a popular drama troupe owned by Devadas Sargavedi (Jayaram), which was previously possessed by his father and grandfather in the past, and speaks about the problems faced by the owner and his survival.[4] The revival of this mighty art through the sustained effort of the talented theatre artists forms the crux of the narrative.



Soundtrack album by
ReleasedNovember 2013
RecordedChetana Sound Studios, Thrissur
LabelEast Coast Audios

The songs of Nadan were composed by Ouseppachan and penned by Prabha Varma and Madhu Vasudevan.

Track Song Title Lyricist Singer(s)
1 Ethu Sundara Prabha Varma Shweta Mohan
2 Moolivarunna Madhu Vasudevan G. Sreeram, Mridula Warrier
3 Ottaykku Paadunna Madhu Vasudevan Vaikom Vijayalakshmi
4 Sargavedhikale Madhu Vasudevan Sharath, Praveen, Rahul R Nath, Lekshmi Priya
5 Ethu Sundara Prabha Varma Najim Arshad
6 Ottaykku Paadunna Madhu Vasudevan Nishad
7 Ottaykku Paadunna (Violin) Bhavya Lakshmi


Kerala State Film Awards
Vayalar Film Awards[5]
  • Best Film
  • Best Actor - Jayaram
  • Best Music Director - Ouseppachan
  • Best Male Singer - G. Sreeram


  1. ^ a b Rasmi Binoy. "On location: Drama of theatre". The Hindu.
  2. ^ "Nadan: A tribute to Malayalam theatre". The New Indian Express.
  3. ^ "Jayaram is finally a Nadan".
  4. ^ "Joy Mathew is a lyricist in Nadan". The Times of India.
  5. ^ "Vayalar Film awards announced". Jerin T Sam. 7 May 2014. Archived from the original on 8 May 2014. Retrieved 7 May 2014.

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