Runway (2004 film)

Runway is a 2004 Indian Malayalam-language crime drama film directed by Joshiy and written by Udayakrishna and Siby K. Thomas. It stars Dileep, Indrajith Sukumaran, Murali, Kavya Madhavan and Harisree Ashokan. The film revolves around the Unni (Dileep) who due to financial problems becomes the renowned smuggler, Valayar Paramasivam, in the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border check-post, Walayar. He works as a mafia king-pin Bhai (Murali).

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VCD cover of Runway
Directed byJoshiy
Produced byV. K. Naushad
Written byUdayakrishna-Siby K. Thomas
Indrajith Sukumaran
Harisree Ashokan
Kavya Madhavan
Music bySongs:
Suresh Peters
S. P. Venkatesh
CinematographyP. Sukumar
Edited byRanjan Abraham
N. N. S. Arts
Distributed bySwargachithra
Release date
  • 4 April 2004 (2004-04-04)
Running time
165 minutes
Budget₹ 2.75 crore
Box office₹ 21 crore

The film was remade in Telugu as Nayakudu with Rajasekhar. In 2016, it was announced by Dileep that a sequel is in works, titled Valayar Paramasivam.


The film begins when Gopika (Kavya Madhavan) and her father (Oduvil Unnikrishnan) come to stay in a house where Bharathiyamma (Kaviyoor Ponnamma) stays with her two children Balu Damodar (Indrajith Sukumaran) and Ambili(Suja Karthika). Bharathiyamma has one more elder son Unni Damodar(Dileep) who is working in Dubai. Unni tells his family that he is working in Gulf but in reality he runs illegal spirit business with Chandy Bhai (Murali) along with Achayan (Santhosh (actor)) and Achuvettan (Mohan Jose in Valayar.

He accepts a four-year imprisonment but actually the accused was Bhai. Unni, however confesses what he does, to Gopika whom his mother is insistent that he should marry her. After leaving the jail Paramasivam (Unni) realizes that Bhai has fell into a huge debt because of the cheating of Chinnadan Varkey (Kalasala Babu) and his Sons. He then goes to Valayar and thus saves Bhai and his family from debt with his wicked mind and tricks. He again rules spirit deals in Valayar area pulling the Chinnadans into trouble. Things change when Unni's brother Balu becomes a police officer. He got posting in Valayar area, where Unni and Bhai have become big-time rowdies.

In Valayar, Balu tries his level best to catch Valayar Paramasivam but does not know that it is none other than his brother; and fails in mind game played by Unni. This makes Bhai angry with Balu. But Paramasivam tells him to forgive Balu because he was his brother. In the meantime, Unni's family comes to know that he himself is Paramsivam after Gopika's uncle (Cochin Haneefa),a jail guard in the jail where he was imprisoned visits them and he is ousted from his family. Later, Chinnadan kills Bhai's only son Johnny and blames Balu as the real killer. This made Bhai very desperate and wants to kill Balu. Bhai kidnaps him. On knowing this, Paramasivam goes to save his brother Balu and informs Bhai that the actual killer was SP (Shammi Thilakan) by identifying the ring marks in Johnny's face.

Paramasivam then confesses him that he will not lie to bhai. After realizing the innocence of Balu Damodar, Bhai and Paramasivam plans to kill the Chinnadans by releasing gas and spirit into their house after locking all the doors and sending a toy plane which blasts when functioned switch is pressed. The film moves to the climax, where it is shown that Paramasivam gets acquitted from all their cases since Bhai has pleaded guilty to all the crimes. He wants Paramasivam to return as Unni to his family and lead a normal life with them.



  • Cinematography – P. Sukumar
  • Editing – Ranjan Abraham
  • Art direction – Joseph Nellikkal
  • Makeup – Shankar
  • Costumes – Manoj Alappuzha
  • Choreography – Prasannan
  • Stunts – A. R. Pasha and Pazhaniraj
  • Stills – Ajith V. Sankar
  • Effects – Sethu
  • Sound engineer – N. Harikumar
  • DTS mixing – Lakshmi Narayanan
  • PRO – Vazhoor Jose
  • Production controller – K. Mohanan
  • Production – Nandu Pothuval
  • Liaison – Augustine
  • Associate cameraman – M. K. Vasanth Kumar


Runway: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Soundtrack album to Runway by
Released25 April 2004 
StudioChithranjali, Trivandrum
GenreFilm score
LabelSatyam Audios
ProducerSongs: Suresh Peters Background score: S. P. Venkatesh
Suresh Peters chronology
Thenkasi Pattanam
Runway: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
External audio
  Audio Jukebox on YouTube
S. P. Venkatesh chronology
Singles from Runway
  1. "Pulariyiloru Poothinkal"
    Released: 25 April 2004
  2. "Nadiye Nile Nadiye"
    Released: 25 April 2004

Runway consists of 6 songs, including one instrumental version, were composed by Suresh Peters and the Original background music is scored by S. P. Venkatesh.All the lyrics were penned by Gireesh Puthenchery.

Track listing
1."Pulariyiloru Poothinkal(Raga:Kalyani)"K. S. Chithra4:56
2."Nadiye Nile Nadiye"Vidhu Prathap, Sujatha Mohan4:22
3."Oh Salama Ailesa"Karthik4:05
4."Shaba Shaba"Afsal, Sunitha Sarathy5:42
5."Jathi Dance"Instrumental3:20
6."Pattu Vennilavu"Suresh Peters, Jyotsna Radhakrishnan, Sunanda4:55
Total length:27:20

Box officeEdit

The film was a blockbuster in box office . [1][2][3][4]


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  3. ^ "Malayalam cinema- Analysis 2004!". Sify. 1 January 2005. Archived from the original on 7 February 2015.
  4. ^ "Dileep-Kavya in New Zealand!". Sify. 8 January 2006. Archived from the original on 18 March 2018.

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