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DVD cover
Directed by Fazil
Produced by Swargachitra Appachan
Written by Fazil
Starring Kunchacko Boban
Harisree Asokan
Cochin Hanifa
K.P.A.C. Lalitha
Music by Ouseppachan
S. Ramesan Nair (lyrics)
Cinematography Anandakuttan
Edited by K. R. Gaurishankar
T. R. Shekhar
Distributed by Swargachitra
Release dates
  • 19 December 1997 (1997-12-19)
Running time
255+ days
Country India
Language Malayalam

Aniyathipraavu (English: Younger Sister Dove) is a 1997 Malayalam musical-romance film directed by Fazil and produced by Swargachitra Appachan. It stars Kunchacko Boban and Shalini in the lead roles. The film tells a love story, about Sudhish Kumar (Kunchacko Boban) and Mini (Shalini) who fell in love despite being from two different religious communities. The music was composed by Ouseppachan with the lyrics by S. Ramesan Nair.

The film and the music was a trendsetter and was the Biggest Seller of the Year..Aniyathipravu was one of the biggest hits in the history of Malayalam cinema. Fazil remade it into the Tamil film Kadhalukku Mariyadhai (1997) and Priyadarshan adapted the story for his Hindi film Doli Saja Ke Rakhna (1998).


Mini (Shalini) who is the apple of her mother's (KPAC Lalitha) and three brothers (Janardhan, Cochin Haneefa and Shajin)eye. She falls in love with Sudhi (Kunchacko Boban). But when her brothers know about it, hell breaks loose in both the houses. The lovers elope with the help of some friends. But when they are going to get married, they have a small talk and realise that the best thing they can do to prove their love is to go back to their parents. Finally their parents allow them to live together.


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This film is said to be the one which catapulted Kunchako Boban to stardom. Aniyathipravu Is the only Malayalam movie which ran continuously for 150 days in 7 centres and it can be called a cult film which inspired a lot of youngsters with its storyline and treatment. It ran for more than 255 days.


All lyrics written by S. Ramesan Nair, all music composed by Ouseppachan.

No. Title Singer(s) Length
1. "Aniyathipraavinu"   K. S. Chitra & Chorus 5:00
2. "Aniyathipraavinu (pathos)"   K. S. Chithra 2:18
3. "Ennum Ninne"   K. J. Yesudas & Sujatha Mohan 5:00
4. "O Priye"   K. J. Yesudas 5:12
5. "O Priye (Duet)"   M. G. Sreekumar, Sujatha Mohan & Arundhathi 5:12
6. "Oru Raajamalli"   M. G. Sreekumar 4:44
7. "Vennila Kadappurathu"   K. J. Yesudas, Sujatha Mohan, M. G. Sreekumar & Chorus 5:09


Year Film Language Cast Director Ref
1997 Kadhalukku Mariyadhai Tamil Vijay, Shalini Fazil
1998 Nenu Premisthunnanu Telugu J. D. Chakravarthy, Rachana E. V. V. Satyanarayana
1998 Doli Saja Ke Rakhna Hindi Akshaye Khanna, Jyothika Priyadarshan
2007 Preethigagi Kannada Murali, Sridevi Vijaykumar Mahendar


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