Neela Kurinji Poothappol

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Neela Kurinji Poothappol
Directed byBharathan
Written byJohn Paul
Screenplay byJohn Paul
Produced byBharathan
Girish Karnad
CinematographyVasanth Kumar
Edited byRavi
Music byJerry Amaldev
Distributed bySoyis
Release date
  • 9 January 1987 (1987-01-09)

Neela Kurinji Poothappol is a 1987 Indian Malayalam film, directed and produced by Bharathan. The movie is a loose adaptation of the 1984 American romantic comedy film Blame It on Rio, directed by Stanley Donen. The story development and details has been modified to suit then contemporary moderate Keralite family and socioeconomic values. The film stars Girish Karnad, Nedumudi Venu, Karthika and Sreenivasan in the lead roles. The film has musical score by Jerry Amaldev.[1][2][3]


Sivaramakrishnan Nair (Nedumudi Venu) leads a happy life comprising his wife Omana Kunjamma (KPAC Lalitha) and five children. His eldest daughter Sandhya (Karthika) is good at playing pranks. Omana Kunjamma wants her to marry Purushu (Sreenivasan), the son of her elder sister; he runs an antique shop. On a vacation, Sivaramakrishnan Nair's childhood friend Lt. Col. C. Appuni Menon (Girish Karnad) visits them following his retirement from the defense force. Nair, a fun-loving person does not want his friend to leave him and offers he stay at his home. Appuni Menon is a strict disciplinarian bachelor who initially finds it difficult to get along with the atmosphere of the house. However, with time, he makes friendship with the children and gets accustomed to the life. In due time, Sandhya falls in love with Appuni; he finds it difficult to refuse. Upon knowing the relation, Sivaramakrishnan breaks down and orders Menon to leave the house. Despite all efforts, Sandhya refuses to give up her love and opens up with Purushu for support. Purushu, with a broken heart, convinces Sivaramakrishnan to accept the relationship between Menon and Sandhya. Appuni Nair has left the home, drinks heavily and picks up a fight in a bar. He is terribly assaulted by a bunch of youths. Broken down, Menon commits suicide. Unaware of what has happened, Sandhya is in a triumph mood after her father's decision. All of a sudden, an army vehicle arrives at the house with the dead body of Menon. The officer hands over a letter which was found with Menon for Nair. Menon apologized for the pain he caused his dear friend. Sandhya breaks down mentally and is seen lying down with Menon's uniform shirt in the background.



The music was composed by Jerry Amaldev and the lyrics were written by Kavalam Narayana Panicker.

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 "Mele Nandanam Poothe" S. Janaki, Krishnachandran Kavalam Narayana Panicker
2 "Thaazhe Veenu Maanam" Lathika Kavalam Narayana Panicker


  1. ^ "Neelakkurinji Poothappol". Retrieved 14 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Neelakkurinji Poothappol". Retrieved 14 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Nilakurinhi Poothappol". Retrieved 14 October 2014.

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