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Directed by Sibi Malayil
Produced by G.P. Vijayakumar (executive producer)
Written by M. T. Vasudevan Nair
Starring Mohanlal
Nedumudi Venu
Music by Johnson
Cinematography Ananda Kuttan
Edited by L. Bhoominathan
Distributed by Seven Arts
Release date(s) 1992
Country India
Language Malayalam

Sadayam (English: With Compassion) (Malayalam: സദയം) is a Malayalam drama thriller film released in 1992 directed by Sibi Malayil, written by M. T. Vasudevan Nair, and featuring Mohanlal, Sreenivasan, Thilakan, Maathu and Nedumudi Venu in the main roles. The movie was produced and distributed by G. P. Vijayakumar under the banner of Seven Arts Films.

M. T. Vasudevan Nair won the National Film Award for Best Screenplay for this film.


The story is about a convict sentenced to death following the multiple murders (of two adult men and two girl-children) he has committed and his subsequent prison life and wait for the gallows. The film focuses on his past and the chain of events leading to the crime and how a retelling of the tale, inadvertently, impacts the prison doctor's (who is the victim's father) opinion on him.





Johnson composed the songs in this movies for which the lyrics were given by Kaithapram Damodaran Namboothiri.

Track Song Title Singer(s) Other notes
1 Vaasantharaavin Sujatha Raga: Pilu
2 Arabikkadhayile K. G. Markose

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