Vartha (transl. News) is a 1986 Indian Malayalam-language film, directed by I. V. Sasi and produced by P. V. Gangadharan. The film stars Mammootty, with a supporting cast including Seema, Mohanlal, Rahman, Venu Nagavally, K. P. A. C. Lalitha and Prathapachandran. The film has musical score by A. T. Ummer. The film was successful at the box office. The film was remade in Tamil as Palaivana Rojakkal (1986), and in Hindi as Jai Shiv Shankar, which never released.
|Directed by||I. V. Sasi|
|Produced by||P. V. Gangadharan|
|Written by||T. Damodaran|
|Music by||A. T. Ummer|
|Edited by||K. Narayanan|
- Mammootty as Madhavan Kutty
- Mohanlal as Parol Vasu
- Rahman as Unnikrishnan
- Seema as Radha Menon
- Nalini as Vasanthi
- Venu Nagavally as Devan
- Prathapachandran as Nambeeshan
- Devan as Revenue Minister Philip
- T. G. Ravi as Manikyam Kumar
- Janardhanan as James
- K. P. A. C. Lalitha as Kunjulakshmi
- Manavalan Joseph as Constable
- Jagannatha Varma as Kurup
- Babu Namboothiri as Venu
- Thikkurissi Sukumaran Nair as Keshavan Nair
- K. P. A. C. Sunny as Enforcement Officer
- K. P. A. C. Azeez as City Police Commissioner
- Balan K. Nair as Forest Minister
- Kuthiravattam Pappu as Hamsa
- Kundara Johny as Francis
- Paravoor Bharathan as Bharathan
- Kunjandi as Pachu Pillai
- Nellikode Bhaskaran as Radha's Relative
- Sonia as Young Radha
- Santhakumari as Ammukutty
- K. T. C. Abdullah uncredited roll
- Baskara Kurup as Hajyar
- V. Ramachandran as Engineer Sahadevan
|1||"Innalekal"||K. J. Yesudas||Bichu Thirumala|
|2||"Salilam Sruthisaagaram"||K. J. Yesudas, Ashalatha||Bichu Thirumala|
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