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Poster of the film, Achani.jpg
Directed by A. Vincent
Produced by K. Ravindran Nair
Written by Karaikudi Narayanan
Screenplay by Thoppil Bhasi
Starring Prem Nazir
Nanditha Bose
Adoor Bhasi
Kottarakkara Sreedharan Nair
Music by Devarajan
Cinematography Venkit
Edited by G Venkitaraman
Satya Studios
Distributed by General Pictures
Release date
  • 12 July 1973 (1973-07-12)
Country India
Language Malayalam

Achani (Malayalam: അച്ചാണി Accāṇi, English: The Axle) is a 1973 Indian Malayalam film, directed by A. Vincent and produced by K. Ravindran Nair. The film stars Prem Nazir, Nanditha Bose, Adoor Bhasi and Kottarakkara Sreedharan Nair in lead roles. The film had lyrics by P. Bhaskaran and musical score by Devarajan. It tells the story of a tailor and the trials and tribulations of his family.[1] The film is reported to have been a commercial success and the proceeds from the film is known to have been donated by the producer for the construction of a Public Library in Kollam.[1][2]



The songs of the movie were reported to have been hits during the time, especially Ente Swapnathin, sung playback and on screen by the renowned singer, K. J. Yesudas.[1][3][4]

No. Song Singer(s) Lyrics Music
1 Ente Swapnathin K. J. Yesudas P. Bhaskaran Devarajan
2 Mallikabaanan thante P Jayachandran
P. Madhuri
P. Bhaskaran Devarajan
3 Manivilakkananju P. Susheela P. Bhaskaran Devarajan
4 Neela Neela Samudra P. Madhuri P. Bhaskaran Devarajan
5 Samayamaam Nadi P. Susheela P. Bhaskaran Devarajan


  1. ^ a b c "Achani (1973)". The Hindu. 25 May 2014. Retrieved 6 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "Thiruvananthapuram First". Thiruvananthapuram First. 11 June 2014. Retrieved 6 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "Malayalachalachithram". 2014. Retrieved 6 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "Raaga". Raaga. 2014. Retrieved 6 December 2014. 

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