Pavam Pavam Rajakumaran

Pavam Pavam Rajakumaran (transl. The poor Prince) is a 1990 Malayalam film directed by Kamal and written by Sreenivasan. The film is based on the short story Kottu Baakki by S. K. Pottekkad. This film stars Sreenivasan, Rekha, Siddique, Kottayam Santha, Jagadish and Maniyanpilla Raju. Jayaram appears in an extended guest role in the film, which was a huge hit at the box office.[1] The sub-plots of the movie were used in the 1991 Tamil movie Gopura Vasalile.

Pavam Pavam Rajakumaran
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Directed byKamal
Produced byMadhavan Nair
Written bySreenivasan
Maniyanpilla Raju
Kottayam Santha
Music byJohnson
CinematographySaloo George
Edited byK. Rajagopal
Cherupushpam Films


The film is about 4 parallel college teachers - Gopalakrishnan, Aravindan, Sujanapalan and Gangan, who reside in the same rented house. Gopalakrishnan (Sreenivasan) is a miser and apart from sharing the rent, does not share/contribute money for any household or luxury items. Due to Gopalakrishnan's bizarre and timid personality, his friends along with Sankaraettan fool him by posting him love letters in the name of a fictitious girl named Radhika (Rekha). Gopalakrishnan meets Radhika - a banker working near his college and mistakes it to be the one who has been posting him the love letters. There is a change in Gopalakrishnan's frugal behaviour and his friends enjoy by posting love letters regularly.

Gopalakrishnan gradually develops an intimate relationship with Radhika, but all his efforts to meet her are in vain. When he actually meets Radhika, she fails to identify him and treats him as a maniac. Gopalakrishnan understands that his friends had fooled him and assures Radhika that he will not meet her again. Heartbroken, he leaves his job and the city. Aravindan, Sujanapalan and Gangan feel guilty for what they have done and fail to find Gopalakrishnan.

After 5 years, Aravindan receives a letter from Gopalakrishnan inviting him and his friends to Lovedale, a hill station in Tamil Nadu. It is from this point that the film actually begins. When they arrive at Lovedale, Gopalakrishnan attempts to murder them, but then forgives them, and they are pleasantly surprised to see Gopalakrishnan and Radhika being happily married. Gopalakrishnan reveals that he got a job in Lovedale as a teacher and accidentally met Radhika, who was posted in Lovedale as a banker. It was destiny which made them meet again and get married.



Year Film Language Cast Director
1991 Gopura Vasalile Tamil Karthik, Bhanupriya, Janagaraj, Nassar, Charle Priyadarshan


The film's soundtrack contains 2 songs, both composed by Johnson and written by Kaithapram Damodaran. Both songs were chartbusters and are still popular amongst the masses.

# Title Singer(s)
1 "Kannaadikkayyil" K. S. Chithra
2 "Paathimey Maranjathenthe" K. J. Yesudas

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  1. ^ "Remake malayalam". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 24 February 2013. Retrieved 3 August 2013.