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Promotional poster
Directed byVenu Nagavally
Screenplay byVenu Nagavally
Story byCheriyan Kalpakavadi
Produced byAnand
Jagathy Sreekumar
CinematographyVipin Mohan
Edited byK. P. Hariharaputhran
Music byM. G. Radhakrishnan
Anand Movie Arts
Distributed byTharangini Films Release
Release date
  • 21 April 1987 (1987-04-21)
Running time
158 minutes

Sarvakalasala (transl. University) is a 1987 Indian Malayalam-language romantic comedy film written and directed by Venu Nagavally from a story by Cheriyan Kalpakavadi. The film stars Mohanlal, Jagathy Sreekumar, Sukumaran, Adoor Bhasi, and Seema. The music for the film was composed by M. G. Radhakrishnan.[1][2][3]


It tells the story of an orphan college student Lal, who is taking his 3rd master's degree from a college and continues as a student in the same college to avoid being lonely. He lives in a home nearby college and lives from the leftover money obtained legally when he was a child. He is an affable person to all in the college. There are people who are teachers now, who were his classmates. His word as elder brother is taken as a final statement among students. Chakkara and his cohorts are the all-rounders team in college activities.

Jeevan is an orphanage friend of Lal's whom he meets among the new batch of students. Lal takes Jeevan and his sister Jyothimol as his family. Siddhan is a bohemian poet who is an alcoholic and friend of Lal who lives with him. Principal Achen, Charachira Achan and Kuttanad Achen hold the main roles in the college. One day Siddhan leaves Lal and goes for journeying, later news is received he was murdered. Jeevan, who is in an mentally weakened state asks Lal to admit him to a psychiatric hospital and look after his sister for a while.

Meanwhile, Lal gets reacquainted with his old college flame Gayathri, who has now joined as an English teacher at the College. The College Annual Arts festival nears and everyone is readying for the function. Lal, for the mental well-being of Jyothimol promotes her interest in dancing for the Annual Arts festival. After the dance, Lal packs her bag and waits outside. Suddenly, the electricity goes off and someone sexually assaults Jyothimol, she cries out. The first to come at scene is Lal and everyone suspects Lal.

The management charges a case against Lal. Lal is arrested by the police. Before presenting him to the Police, the real culprit is found by the students. The management staff along with the majority of the students come for the release of Lal. When Lal sees Jyothimol and Jeevan, he becomes relieved and they hug each other. Principal Achen speaks of the goodness inside a student who comes to college is like "standing under the golden canopy of thine evening sky and they lift their eager eyes to knowledge and values. Goodness always wins."



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

Sarvakalashala (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
1."Athintho Theyyanthaaro"M. G. Sreekumar3:35
2."Athiru Kaakkum"Nedumudi Venu1:41
3."Panineerppoovithalil"K. J. Yesudas, K. S. Chithra4:37
4."Porunnirikkum Choodil"Latha Raju, Lathika3:57



  1. ^ "Sarvakalashaala". Retrieved 17 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Sarvakalashaala". Retrieved 17 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Sarvakalashaala". Retrieved 17 October 2014.

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