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Punnaram Cholli Cholli is a 1985 Malayalam-language Indian feature film, directed by Priyadarshan, starring reigning star and romantic hero of the 80s, Shankar and Rahman respectively.[1][2] This is one of the few films of Priyadarshan without Mohanlal. The film was well received at the box office.

Punnaram Cholli Cholli
DVD Cover
Directed byPriyadarshan
Written bySreenivasan
Zarina Wahab
Bharath Gopi
Nedumudi Venu
Music byJerry Amaldev
CinematographyS. Kumar
Edited byN. Gopalakrishnan
Distributed byDinny Films
Release date
  • 11 January 1985 (1985-01-11)



Punnaram Cholli Cholli is the story of Biju (Rahman) a motherless boy from a rich family. He studies in Ooty in a boarding school and spends his vacations in his father's ancestral village. His father, a busy lawyer has no time for him or his vast property. The property is looked after by Bharat Gopi and his assistant, Nedumudi Venu. The duo live off the property selling the produce on the sly because Biju is too innocent to notice anything. Vinodini (Zarina Wahab), the niece of the local baker Peethambharan (Innocent) reaches the village to join for duty at the local bank. Biju saves her from reaching her uncle's house via a long route suggested by Shivaraman (Nedumudu Venu) and Krishnankutty Nair (Bharat Gopi). Vinodini considers Biju her younger brother and the lonely Biju becomes good friends with her. The conniving duo, Shivaraman and Krishnankutty Nair, mislead Biju into believing that Vinodini is in love with him and desires him as her husband. They want the boy out of their way so that they can pilfer from the farm without having to look out for him. The innocent boy falls for their story. This leads to misunderstandings, disappointment, jealousy and the duo further goad him to take revenge for a perceived rejection which leads to a terrible tragedy.



The movie had four songs composed by Jerry Amaldev and written by O. N. V. Kurup[3][4]

  1. "Arayarayo Kinginiyo" - K. S. Chithra
  2. "Atha Poovum Nulli" - K. J. Yesudas, K. S. Chithra[5]
  3. "Neerkili Neenthi Vaa" - K. S. Chithra
  4. "Vaa Kuruvi Inakkuruvi" - M. G. Sreekumar, K. S. Chithra[6]


Punnaram Cholli Cholli was distributed by Dinny Films and was a huge hit at the box office.


  1. ^ Rajadhyaksha, Ashish; Willemen, Paul (26 June 1999). Encyclopaedia of Indian cinema. British Film Institute.
  2. ^ "". Retrieved 10 April 2015. External link in |title= (help)
  3. ^ "Raaga - Hindi Tamil Telugu Malayalam Kannada Punjabi Bengali Gujarati Marathi Rajasthani Songs MP3 downloads music videos". Retrieved 10 April 2015.
  4. ^ "പുന്നാരം ചൊല്ലി ചൊല്ലി | M3DB.COM". Retrieved 10 April 2015.
  5. ^ "Athappoovum Nulli - #"Punnaram Cholli Cholli" (1985)". youtube. Retrieved 4 October 2014.
  6. ^ "Va Kuruvi Inappoomkuruvi - Punnaram Cholli Cholli (1985)". youtube. Retrieved 4 October 2014.

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