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Minnaram DVD cover.jpg
DVD cover
Directed by Priyadarshan
Produced by R. Mohan
Screenplay by Priyadarshan
Story by Cherian Kalpakavadi
Starring Mohanlal
K. P. Ummer
Jagathy Sreekumar
Geetha Vijayan
Neha Dhupia
Venu Nagavally
Lalu Alex
Music by S.P. Venkatesh
Cinematography K. V. Anand
Edited by N. Gopalakrishnan
Distributed by Manorajyam Release (Kerala)
Release dates
16 September 1994
Running time
150 minutes
Country India
Language Malayalam
Budget 2.5 CRORE
Box office 13.5 CRORE

Minnaram (Malayalam: മിന്നാരം) is a 1994 Malayalam musical film written and directed by Priyadarshan,[1] starring Mohanlal,[2] Shobana, Thilakan, Sankaradi, K. P. Ummer, Jagathy Sreekumar, Geetha Vijayan, Venu Nagavally, and Lalu Alex.[3]



Bobby (Mohanlal), orphaned at a young age, is brought up as his own son by his uncle, Matthews (Thilakan). He is betrothed to Chackochan's daughter, Tina. However, his old flame from college, Nina (Shobhana), turns up with a toddler allegedly fathered by Bobby. He denies this vehemently and goes to great lengths to prove her wrong, whilst keeping this under wraps from his fiancée.

Eventually, having discovered the truth, Chackochan calls off the wedding, publicly humiliating Matthews for the dishonesty. With nothing left to lose, Bobby is prepared to accept Nina as his wife. On accosting her, she divulges the truth about the child - Bobby's cousin had an affair with Nina's sister, who died in childbirth.

In the climax, Nina suffers a fainting episode, whereupon it is revealed that she is terminally ill with polycythemia rubra vera(PV, PCV) and wanted to ensure her niece would not be orphaned. Bobby races to get the medicine (cyclophosphamide) to treat this acute relapse, but cannot reach her in time to save her.


The film remade into Tamil titled as Azhagana Naatkal directed by Sundar C. starring Karthik & Rambha as main protogonists.

Box Office[edit]

The film had super songs and comedies, it was an all time blockbuster of Malayalam film industry


The acclaimed soundtrack of this movie was composed by S. P. Venkatesh for which the acclaimed lyrics were penned by Shibu Chakravarthy and Gireesh Puthenchery. All the songs of this movie were instant hits.

Song Title Singer(s)
"Chinkarakinnaram" M. G. Sreekumar, K. S. Chithra
"Darlings of Mine" Dr. Kalyan, Anupama
"Kunjoonjaal" M. G. Sreekumar, K. S. Chithra
"Manjakunjikkalulla" M. G. Sreekumar, Suju
"Nilaave Maayumo" M. G. Sreekumar
"Nilaave Maayumo" K. S. Chithra
"Oru Vallam Ponnum" M. G. Sreekumar, Sujatha
"Thaliraninjoru" M. G. Sreekumar, K. S. Chithra


  1. ^ "List of Malayalam films released during the year 1994". PRD, Government of Kerala. Retrieved 2009-07-23. 
  2. ^ "Mohanlal's Filmy Adventure – Head to Toe". Asianet. Retrieved 2009-07-23. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Minnaram". citwf.com. Retrieved 2009-07-23. 
  4. ^ "Singing Sensation Thara aims for the stars". The Hindu. 4 December 2004. Retrieved 2009-07-23. 

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