Vachanam (English: Scriptures) is a 1990 Malayalam mystery film directed by Lenin Rajendran. Lead roles were played by Suresh Gopi, Jayaram and Sithara.

Directed byLenin Rajendran
Written byLenin Rajendran
StarringSuresh Gopi
Nedumudi Venu
Shivaji Guruvayoor
Babu Namboothiri
T. P. Madhavan
Music byMohan Sithara
CinematographyMadhu Ambat
Release date
  • 1990 (1990)


The film starts with Ravi (Suresh Gopi) being attacked by a group of people on a rainy night. His friend Gopan (Jayaram) finds Ravi unconscious on the road and seeks help from the Police. By the time Gopan arrives with the Police, they find Ravi is missing.

The story is then told in flashback when Ravi followed by Gopan arrives at Shanthipuram monastery for research. Vishnuji (Charuhasan), the spiritual head of the monastery is running the monastery with the aid from foreigners. While Ravi idiolizes Vishnuji, Gopan sees him as a fraudster .

Both the youngsters gets aquantained with Vishnuji's private secretary, Maya (Sithara). Very soon, Ravi and Maya find themselves attracted to each other, while Gopan helps them reveal their love with each other.

Aryadevi (Srividya), another spiritual leader visits Shanthipuram and it is revealed that she is surrogate mother to Ravi. Also it is revealed that Arya Devi was in a relation with Vishnuji and she accuses Vishnuji of pimping her to foreigners to collect money to start Shanthipuram monastery. Arya Devi requests Ravi to come back to their monastery, but Ravi rejects the idea.

Back to the present, a shrewd Police Officer (Thilakan) is assigned to investigate the disappearance of Ravi. After a lot of revelations from many characters, he finds that Ravi had come to know about malpractices going on in the monastery including prostitution and had threatened Vishnuji to bring him down. Also Maya confesses she overheard Vishnuji's conversation with her father about the murder of Ravi. Vishnuji gets arrested, but his lawyer (Nedumudi Venu) establishes in the court that Ravi is alive and is in hiding and Gopan is a mental patient and can't be trusted. Court acquits Vishnuji of all charges and he goes out to roaring welcome from his supporters.

Disgusted with the judicial system Gopan plans and murders Vishnuji, but creates evidences that Ravi murdered Vishnuji. Court sets Gopan free because of lack of evidence and because of his proven mental illness and orders Police to find Ravi.



The film's soundtrack contains only 1 song - "Neelmizhippeeliyil". The song was a major chartbuster of that year, and still is.

All lyrics are written by O. N. V. Kurup; all music is composed by Mohan Sithara.

1."Neelmizhippeeliyil"K. J. Yesudas 



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