Nandanam (transl. Heavenly Garden) is a 2002 Indian Malayalam-language romantic fantasy film written, co-produced, and directed by Ranjith. starring Prithviraj Sukumaran and Navya Nair in their debut, Aravind Akash, Kaviyoor Ponnamma, Revathi, Sai Kumar, and Siddique, featuring cameos by K. J. Yesudas and Sudheesh. The film won four Kerala State Film Awards (including Best Actress for Nair) and two Filmfare Awards South – Best Film and Best Actress (Nair).
|Edited by||Ranjan Abraham|
|Distributed by||Kokers Films|
|Box office||₹45 crore|
Balamani, a housemaid and a devotee of Lord Krishna, falls in love with her mistress's grandson, Manu. When the whole family is against their union, Balamani seeks the lord's help to make her forget him.
- Navya Nair as Balamani
- Prithviraj Sukumaran as Manu Nandakumar
- Aravind Akash as Unnikrishnan / Guruvayurappan (voiceover by Sudheesh)
- Kaviyoor Ponnamma as Ambalapatil Unni Amma, Manu's maternal grandmother
- Revathi as Thankam Nandakumar, Unni Amma's daughter and Manu's mother
- Siddique as Balachandran, Unni Amma's nephew
- Sai Kumar as Ramadasan, Unni Amma's second son and Thankam's elder brother
- Innocent as Kesavan Nair
- Jagathy Sreekumar as Kumbidi / Palarivattom Sasi
- Kalaranjini as Janaki, Unnikrishnan's Mother and Thankam's friend (voiced by Urvashi)
- Vijayakumari as Parootty Amma
- Subbalakshmi as Veshamani Ammal
- Meena Ganesh as Karthyayani Amma
- N. F. Varghese as Sreedharan, Unni Amma's nephew
- Jagannatha Varma as Ambalapatil Madhava Menon, Unniyamma's Relative
- Kozhikode Narayanan Nair as Shankarammavan, Unniyamma's Relative
- Sadiq as Vijayan, Unniyamma's Nephew
- Mala Aravindan as Sankaran Mushari
- Kalabhavan Mani as Mahadevan, son of Sankaran Moosari)
- Jagadeesh as Elder son of Sankaran Moosari
- Augustine as Kunjiraman, the cook
- V. K. Sreeraman as Vishwanatha Menon, Unni Amma's eldest son and Nandhini's father
- Zeenath as Unni Amma's niece
- Subair as Venu Menon
- Jolly Easo as Sumam Venu, Thankam's friend
- Jyothirmayi as daughter of Venu Menon and Manu's fiancee (cameo)
- Bindu Ramakrishnan as Unni Amma's relative
- Ambika Mohan as Unni Amma's relative
- Nivia Rebin as Unni Amma's relative
- Gayathri as Sakundala, Janaki's maid
- Sudheesh as the real Unnikrishnan (cameo)
- K. J. Yesudas as himself (cameo)
- Sukumaran as Nandakumar, Manu's father (photo appearance)
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The most critically acclaimed and popular songs of this film were written by Gireesh Puthenchery and composed by Madhavan Raveendran. The songs were chart for weeks and the song Karmukil Varnante become highly popular and Girish Puthenchery and Raveendran won Kerala State Film Award for Best Lyricist and Best Music Director respectively and also K.S. Chithra won Kerala State Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer of the year 2004.
|1||"Sreelavasantham"||Dr. K.J. Yesudas||Yamuna Kalyani|
|2||"Manassil"||M.G. Sreekumar, Radhika Thilak||Naatta|
|3||"Aarum"||P. Jayachandran, Sujatha||Shuddha Dhanyasi|
|4||"Mouliyil"||K. S. Chithra||Mohanam|
|5||"Gopike"||Dr. K.J. Yesudas||Megh|
|7||"Aarum"||Sujatha||Shuddha Dhanyasi, Abhogi|
- Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress – Navya Nair
- Best Female Playback Singer – K.S.Chitra
- Best Music Director – Raveendran
- Kerala State Film Award for Best Lyrics – Gireesh Puthenchery
Ranjith worked on a Tamil remake of the film which was shelved after some pre-production complications, and the movie was remade as Seedan by director Subramaniya Siva. It was also remade in Telugu as Maa Baapu Bommaki Pellanta by Raviraja Pinisetty and in Kannada as Gokula Krishna.
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