Ayyappanum Koshiyum

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Ayyappanum Koshiyum
Ayyappanum Koshiyum Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed bySachy
Produced byRanjith
P. M. Sasidharan
Written bySachy
StarringBiju Menon
Prithviraj Sukumaran
Music byJakes Bejoy
CinematographySudeep Elamon
Edited byRanjan Abraham
Gold Coin Motion Picture Company
Distributed byCentral Pictures
Release date
  • 7 February 2020 (2020-02-07)
Running time
177 minutes

Ayyappanum Koshiyum (transl. Ayyappan and Koshi) is a 2020 Indian Malayalam-language action thriller film written and directed by Sachy. It was produced by Ranjith and P. M. Sasidharan under the company Gold Coin Motion Picture Company. The film stars Biju Menon and Prithviraj Sukumaran in the title roles. The story revolves around the conflict between Koshy Kurien, an ex-Havildar and Ayyappan Nair, an SI of the Kerala Police posted in Attappadi. The music was provided by Jakes Bejoy.

Principal photography took place from October to December 2019. Ayyappanum Koshiyum was released on 7 February 2020.


{{More plot|date=February 2020} The plot involves how Ayyapan an upright SI comes in conflict (when discharging his duty) with Koshy who is politically well-connected. The twist in the tale occurs when their egos clash, neither willing to give up



Ayyappanum Koshiyum is the second directorial of writer-turned-director Sachy after Anarkali (2015) which also had Prithviraj Sukumaran and Biju Menon in the main roles. Written by Sachy himself, the film was produced by film director and Sachy's long-term friend Ranjith along with P. M. Sasidharan under the production company Gold Coin Motion Picture Company.[2] The film's idea was first formed as a story about the relationship between Koshi and his driver, Sachy had two real-life friends resembling them, a jewelry owner and his driver. Later, a police sub-inspector was introduced into the plot, which took the story into its present form. Prithviraj played the lead role and Menon had a supporting role in their last collaboration, Anarkali. The film was titled Ayyappanum Koshiyum as Sachy wanted to state that both Prithviraj and Menon has equal importance in the story.[3] Sachy did not had anyone in mind for the two lead roles while screenwriting. Their casting was done after finishing the screenplay.[4]

Principal photography began in early October 2019 in Attappadi, Palakkad district.[5] It was completed in early December 2019.[6] Menon suffered burn injuries on hands and legs while filming in November.[7]


The songs featured in the movie and background score were composed by Jakes Bejoy, while the lyrics have been penned by B.K. Harinarayanan, Rafeeq Ahmed & Nanchamma.

# Title Singer(s) Lyrics Length
1 "Ariyathariyathe" Kottakkal Madhu Rafeeq Ahmed 04:36
2 "Thalam Poyi" Jakes Bejoy, Sangeetha & Nanchamma Rafeeq Ahmed 05:26
3 "Kalakkatha" Nanchamma Nanchamma 02:27
4 "Adakachakko" Prithviraj Sukumaran & Biju Menon B.K. Harinarayanan 03:40


Ayyappanum Koshiyum was released on 7 February 2020. The teaser of the film was released on 11 January 2020.[8] Final trailer was released on 23 January.

Critical reception[edit]

The New Indian Express wrote: "This is essentially a masterclass by Sachy on how to make a three-hour film by relying mostly on dialogues which carry enough power to not just reverberate through the walls of the movie hall but also each cell and nerve in your body. With a script like this, one doesn’t need bullets or pyrotechnics to excite the audience. Sachy does that with his characters, a rare skill that not many filmmakers possess today in Malayalam cinema", and praised the performances.[9] The Hindu wrote: "It is a dialogue-driven narrative, as much verbal as visual, but without over-punctuation or the burden of forced hilarity. The film also comes with a highly textured screenplay, creating an immaculate balance between lightness and intensity", and the cast gives a stand-out performance, also its a "nearly three hours of riveting reel time devoid of any customary gimmicks".[10]

The Times of India said that it is "a commercial film that reflects contemporary socio-political situations aptly" and Sachy "smartly scripts a story" that explains the struggles between an honest police officer and a rich spoiled brat, "the director manages to hold the audience in that compelling mood from start to finish" and "apart from a carefully written script with interesting characterisation, the casting is a bonus".[11] According to The News Minute, "Prithviraj and Biju Menon spar in an engaging film ... the movie keeps you engaged for nearly all the three hours with no dramatic twists or turns or characters turning a new leaf overnight".[12]


  1. ^ https://www.mathrubhumi.com/news/kerala/saleesh-n-sankaran-in-ayyappanum-koshiyum-1.4519171
  2. ^ "Prithviraj – Biju Menon film 'Ayyappanum Koshiyum' starts rolling". The News Minute. 10 October 2019. Retrieved 11 January 2020.
  3. ^ സെന്‍, ബൈജു പി. (4 February 2020). "ആ ചിന്തയില്‍ നിന്നാണ് സിനിമയ്ക്ക് അയ്യപ്പനും കോശിയും എന്ന പേര് നല്‍കിയത്: സച്ചി അഭിമുഖം". Mathrubhumi (in Malayalam). Retrieved 9 February 2020.
  4. ^ ചന്ദ്ര, അനു (6 February 2020). "നായകനും നായികയും വില്ലനുമില്ലാത്ത സിനിമയാണ് അയ്യപ്പനും കോശിയും -സച്ചി". Madhyamam Daily (in Malayalam). Retrieved 9 February 2020.
  5. ^ "Biju Menon and Prithviraj sukumaran Ayyappanum Koshiyum on the Floor". The Times of India. 5 October 2019. Retrieved 11 January 2020.
  6. ^ Express News Service (10 December 2019). "Prithviraj's 'Ayyappanum Koshiyum' wrapped up". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 8 February 2020.
  7. ^ "Actor Biju Menon suffers burns while shooting". Mathrubhumi. 21 November 2019. Retrieved 9 February 2020.
  8. ^ "Watch: 'Ayyappanum Koshiyum' teaser shows carefree Prithviraj, tough Biju Menon". The News Minute. Retrieved 11 January 2020.
  9. ^ Express News Service (8 February 2020). "'Ayyappanum Koshiyum' review: A strong script backed by screen-burning performances". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 8 February 2020.
  10. ^ Sudhish, Navamy (9 February 2020). "'Ayyappanum Koshiyum' film review: Prithviraj and Biju Menon shine in this near-perfect entertainer". The Hindu. Retrieved 9 February 2020.
  11. ^ George, Anjana (9 February 2020). "Ayyappanum Koshiyum Movie Review: A commercial film that reflects contemporary socio-political situations aptly". The Times of India. Retrieved 9 February 2020.
  12. ^ Cris (7 February 2020). "'Ayyappanum Koshiyum' review: Prithviraj and Biju Menon spar in an engaging film". The News Minute. Retrieved 9 February 2020.

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