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Directed byBharathan
Screenplay byBharathan
Produced byAmeer
StarringNedumudi Venu
Prathap Pothan
KPAC Lalitha
Kottayam Santha
CinematographyAshok Kumar
Edited byN. P. Suresh
Music byM. G. Radhakrishnan (songs)
Ousepachan / Johnson (score)
Creative Unit
Distributed byCreative Unit
Release date
  • 24 November 1978 (1978-11-24)

Aaravam is a 1978 Indian Malayalam film, directed by Bharathan. The film stars Nedumudi Venu, Prameela, Pratap Pothan, KPAC Lalitha, Bahadoor and Janardhanan in the lead roles. Actor Pratap Pothan was introduced in this film along with composer Ousepachan, who played the role of a fiddle player. The cinematography was handled by Ashok Kumar. The film has musical score by M. G. Radhakrishnan and background score by Johnson and Ousepachan. The story revolves around Marudhu, a village hunter and wanderer and his love interest named Kaveri, in the village, who runs a tea shop and how their life affected by the arrival of a Circus group in the village.[1][2][3]


The movie starts with a Hunting scene of Maruthu (Nedumudi Venu). He is a very distorted person. Maruthu hunts rabbits and local birds for a living. Kaveri runs a tea shop in the name of Kadavul Sahayam tea shop. Anthony is the bus driver in that village. Kaveri has affair with Anthony and Maruthu. But she cares more about Maruthu. Upon her request Maruthu stays with her as caretaker and so called Husband, this makes Anthony angry. Another different character in the movie is Kokkarako annan (Prathap Pothan). He is fond of chickens, always keep two in hands. He consider them as his sons. One day Circus team comes to that Village and they got impressed by the tricks of Maruthu. Maruthu agrees to join them. He gets close to stripping girl. This make Kaveri a little desperate.



The music was composed by M. G. Radhakrishnan and the lyrics were written by Kavalam Narayana Panicker.

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 "Ezhu Nilayulla Chaayakkada" Ambili Kavalam Narayana Panicker
2 "Jillam Jillam" K. J. Yesudas Kavalam Narayana Panicker
3 "Kaattil Thekkannam Kaattil" S. Janaki Kavalam Narayana Panicker
4 "Mukkutti Thiruthali" K. J. Yesudas Kavalam Narayana Panicker


  1. ^ "Aaravam". www.malayalachalachithram.com. Retrieved 8 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Aaravam". malayalasangeetham.info. Archived from the original on 13 October 2014. Retrieved 8 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Aaravam". spicyonion.com. Retrieved 8 October 2014.

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