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Tiyaan (English: The Above-Mentioned) is a 2017 Indian Malayalam language political thriller[1] film written by Murali Gopy and directed by Jiyen Krishnakumar.[2] It features Prithviraj Sukumaran, Indrajith Sukumaran, Murali Gopy, Shine Tom Chacko, Ananya, Padmapriya Janakiraman, Mrudula Sathe and Ravi Singh.[3][4] Music is composed by Gopi Sundar. The filming started on 27 July 2016 at Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad.[5] Other locations include Pune, Mumbai, and Nasik.[6][7][8] It was released on 7 July 2017.

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Tiyaan poster
Malayalam ടിയാൻ
Directed by Jiyen Krishnakumar
Produced by Haneef Mohammed Red Rose Films
Screenplay by Murali Gopy

Prithviraj Sukumaran
Indrajith Sukumaran
Murali Gopy
Suraj Venjaramoodu
Padmapriya Janakiraman
Ravi Singh
James Eliya

Rajat Mahajan aka Rocky
Music by Gopi Sunder
Cinematography Satheesh Kurup
Edited by Manoj
Red Rose Creations
Release date
7 July 2017
Country India
Language Malayalam
Budget 20 crore



Pattabhiraman Giri, a Malayali Brahmin lives in North India. He is ordered to leave his house by Mahashay Bhagavan, a man god for building his ashram and claiming the surroundings for a land mafia. The house was built by followers of Adi Shankara, ancestors of Giri by institution of a Chola king in North India. He protests and defeats Bhagavan with the help of Aslan Mohammad, an enlightened Fakir. Finally it is revealed that aslan and giri were battlemates of an ancient war.


Critical responseEdit

The film received mixed reviews.Sanjith Sidhardhan of The Times of India rated the movie (3.5/5) and wrote: "Murali delivers with an intense script packed with potent dialogues, not just in Malayalam but in Hindi and Sanskrit too. The initial half wraps a relevant take on the current religiopolitical scenario of the country as an entertainer set in a hamlet, inhabited by people of various sects, religions, and languages."[9] In his review for, G. Ragesh said "Be it the theme or the setting, Sukumaran-brothers starring Tiyaan is an attempt to explore lesser known terrains. The film, set in a sleepy and parched village in the Hindi heartland, addresses burning issues such as sale of divinity and associated crimes, and tries to go deeper in search of the soul of Indian spirituality".[10] Manoj Kumar R of The Indian Express rated the movie (2.5/5) and wrote: Unless you have a stomach for a drama told in a socio-political thriller format that unfolds with backstories in an extend of nearly 2 hours 50 minutes, you may not find Tiyaan entertaining.