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, Venu Nagavally and Prathapachandran in the lead roles. The film has musical score by A. T. Ummer.[1][2] The film was successful at the box office.[3][4] The film was remade in Tamil as Palaivana Rojakkal (1986),[5] and in Hindi as Jai Shiv Shankar, which never released. The film became controversial upon its release as Mammootty's character was said to have shared similarities with Madhav Das Nalapat, son of writer Madhavi Kutty and then editorial director of Mathrubhumi but still it went on to become a blockbuster at box-office.

Vartha
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Malayalamവാർത്ത
Directed byI. V. Sasi
Produced byP. V. Gangadharan
Written byT. Damodaran
Screenplay byT. Damodaran
StarringMammootty
Venu Nagavally
Prathapachandran
Music byA. T. Ummer
Lyrics:
Bichu Thirumala
CinematographyJayanan Vincent
Edited byK. Narayanan
Production
company
Grihalakshmi Productions
Distributed byGrihalakshmi Productions
Release date
  • 28 February 1986 (1986-02-28)
CountryIndia
LanguageMalayalam

CastEdit

SoundtrackEdit

The music was composed by A. T. Ummer and the lyrics were written by Bichu Thirumala.

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 "Innalekal" K. J. Yesudas Bichu Thirumala
2 "Salilam Sruthisaagaram" K. J. Yesudas, Ashalatha Bichu Thirumala

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Vaartha". Malayala Chalachithram. Retrieved 22 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Vaartha". Malayalasangeetham.info. Retrieved 22 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Architect of blockbusters". The Hindu. 26 April 2013.
  4. ^ "Saluting the maker of super hits". The Hindu. 13 April 2013. Retrieved 29 October 2019.
  5. ^ "Sibiraj is all set to make it big!". Sify. 7 November 2004. Archived from the original on 2 November 2017. Retrieved 2 November 2017.

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