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Promotional poster designed by P. N. Menon
Directed byP. Anil
Screenplay byT. Damodaran
Story byPeruvanthanam Sukumaran
Produced byMohanlal
Century Kochumon
Suresh Gopi
CinematographyJayanan Vincent
Edited byK. Narayanan
Music byShyam
Chears Films
Distributed byCentury Release
Release date
  • 5 December 1986 (1986-12-05)

Adiverukal (transl. Deep roots) is a 1986 Indian Malayalam-language social problem film directed by P. Anil (in his directorial debut) and written by T. Damodaran from a story by Peruvanthanam Sukumaran. It was produced by Mohanlal and Century Kochumon under the company Chears Films. The film stars Mohanlal, Karthika, Sukumari and Jagathy Sreekumar. The film has musical score and songs composed by Shyam.[1][2][3]


This is a film about fighting against exploitation of forest through poaching animals, illegally logging trees, cultivating cannabis, etc.



Adiverukal was the directorial debut of P. Anil, who was the associate director of I. V. Sasi. The ecotourism area Thenmala in Kollam district was the filming location. The elephant used in the film was brought from Thrissur. Mohanlal escaped from the elephant attack several times while filming.[4][5]


The music was composed by Shyam and the lyrics were written by Bichu Thirumala.

No. Song Singers Lyrics
1 "Maamazhakkaade" K. S. Chithra Bichu Thirumala
2 "Thenaari Thenkaashi" K. S. Chithra, Chorus, Krishnachandran Bichu Thirumala


  1. ^ "Adiverukal". Retrieved 22 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Adiverukal". Archived from the original on 22 October 2014. Retrieved 22 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Adiverukal". Retrieved 22 October 2014.
  4. ^ "തുമ്പികൈ കൊണ്ട് ആന ലാലിനെ ഒറ്റയടി....മോഹൻലാലിന് ആനയുടെ ആക്രമണം നേരിടേണ്ടി വന്നതിനെ കുറിച്ച് ബാബു നമ്പൂതിരി". Kerala Kaumudi (in Malayalam). 19 March 2019. Retrieved 28 August 2020.
  5. ^ "Mohanlal turns teacher for Class 10 student". The News Minute. 21 August 2020. Retrieved 28 August 2020.

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