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For the festival, see Dhwani (festival). For the Malayalam actress, see Honey Rose.
Directed by A. T. Abu
Produced by Amjad Ali
Written by P. R. Nathan
Screenplay by P. R. Nathan
Starring Prem Nazir
Vaikom Muhammad Basheer
Suresh Gopi
Music by Naushad
Cinematography Venu
CE Babu
Edited by G Venkittaraman
Mak Productions
Distributed by Mak Productions
Release dates
  • 25 December 1988 (1988-12-25)
Country India
Language Malayalam

Dhwani is a 1988 Malayalam musical romance film directed by A. T. Abu. It was the last completed film of veteran actor and evergreen hero of Malayalam cinema Prem Nazir who died on 16 January 1989.[1][2] The film has music composed by legendary Bollywood composer Naushad. It stars Jayaram and Shobhana in the lead roles..[3][4][5] Suresh Gopi also makes an appearance in the movie. Noted writer Vaikom Muhammad Basheer makes a special appearance as the visitor at the hospital. The film was a huge hit due to several factors like the excellent performances by the cast and the rousing music scored by veteran composer Naushad, his first and only score for a Malayalam film.[6]



Soundtrack album by Naushad
Released 1988
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Naushad chronology
Love and God
Teri Payal Mere Geet

The score and soundtrack for the movie are composed by renowned musician Naushad. It remains as the only Malayalam movie for which Naushad had composed music for. The lyrics are written by poet Yusuf Ali Kechery in Malayalam and Sanskrit. The soundtrack is highly regarded as one of the best and classic songs of all times in Malayalam film music.[6]

Song Artist(s) Raga
"Aankuyile Thenkuyile" K. J. Yesudas
"Anuraaga Lola" K. J. Yesudas, P. Susheela Gowri manohari
"Maanasa Nilayil" K. J. Yesudas Abheri
"Oru Ragamaala Korthu" K. J. Yesudas
"Jaanaki Jaane" K. J. Yesudas Yamuna Kalyani
"Jaanaki Jaane" P. Susheela Yamuna Kalyani
"Rathi Sukha Saaramayi" K. J. Yesudas Sindhu Bhairavi



  1. ^ "A stalwart on the Malayalam screen" (PDF). The Hindu. February 5, 1989. Retrieved April 29, 2011. 
  2. ^ India Today. Volume 14. Living Media India Pvt. Ltd. 1989. pp. 45–48. 
  3. ^ "Dhwani". www.malayalachalachithram.com. Retrieved 2014-10-24. 
  4. ^ "Dhwani". malayalasangeetham.info. Retrieved 2014-10-24. 
  5. ^ "Dhwani". spicyonion.com. Retrieved 2014-10-24. 
  6. ^ a b Renuka Narayanan. (April 9, 2011). "The song of songs for this Tuesday". The Hindustan Times. Retrieved April 28, 2011.
  7. ^ "Kerala state film awards 1981-1990". I&PRD, Kerala. Retrieved 14 August 2014. 

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