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. 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. 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.
|Directed by||I. V. Sasi|
|Produced by||P. V. Gangadharan|
|Written by||T. Damodaran|
|Screenplay by||T. Damodaran|
|Music by||A. T. Ummer|
|Edited by||K. Narayanan|
|Distributed by||Grihalakshmi Productions|
- Mammootty as Madhavan Kutty
- Rahman as Unnikrishnan
- Seema as Radha Menon
- Nalini as Vasanthi
- Venu Nagavally as Devan
- Prathapachandran as Nambeeshan
- Devan as Philip
- T. G. Ravi as Manikyam Kumar
- Janardhanan as James
- K. P. A. C. Lalitha as Kunjulakshmi
- 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
- Mohanlal as Parol Vasu (Cameo)
|1||"Innalekal"||K. J. Yesudas||Bichu Thirumala|
|2||"Salilam Sruthisaagaram"||K. J. Yesudas, Ashalatha||Bichu Thirumala|
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