Banaras (2009 film)

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Directed by Nemom Pushparaj
Produced by M. R. Nair
Starring Vineeth
Kavya Madhavan
Navya Nair
Music by M. Jayachandran
Kashi Films
Release date
  • 7 April 2009 (2009-04-07)
Country India
Language Malayalam

Banaras is a 2009 Malayalam musical film by Nemom Pushparaj starring Vineeth, Kavya Madhavan and Navya Nair.


Hari (Vineeth), a village boy and a student is the central character of the movie. He is in love with the character played by Navya Nair. He wants to go to Banaras to do his higher studies in Banaras Hindu University. He leaves behind his love and goes for his studies. There, he meets another fellow student Amritha, played by Kavya Madhavan. Her step father wants to marry her off to a street gunda and so she asks Hari to take her to a distant place on the bike. During the trip, they unknowingly drink Bhang and make love while intoxicated. The next day they both are spotted by the gundas engaged by her step father who injure Hari badly and take Amritha with them.

After a few months, Hari recovers and returns to his hometown. He sells off his property and confesses to Navya that he cannot accept and explains to her what happened. In desperation, Navya commits suicide. Hari goes back to Banaras and lives a sober life. After a long time, Amritha, who was under the impression that Hari is dead, finds out about him and comes back to see him. She had given birth to Hari's kid and he is a big boy now. The couple unite.



Soundtrack album by M. Jayachandran
Released 2009
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Length 32:05
Label Satyam Audios
Producer M. R. Nair
M. Jayachandran chronology
Orkkuka Vallappozhum
Kancheepurathe Kalyanam

The film's soundtrack features seven songs composed by M. Jayachandran and lyrics penned by Gireesh Puthenchery, except where noted. The soundtrack was noted especially for the vocals of Shreya Ghoshal in two songs. She won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Singer for the track "Chanthu Thottille", first ever by a North Indian singer.

Track listing
No. Title Artist(s) Length
1. "Chanthu Thottille" Shreya Ghoshal 3:40
2. "Shivagange" Yesudas 3:57
3. "Madhuram Gayathi" Shreya Ghoshal, Sudeep Kumar 4:14
4. "Koovaram Kili" Vijay Yesudas, Swetha Mohan 4:00
5. "Tirichi Nazar" Fiaz Khan 3:58
6. "Shivagange Shilagange" Sujatha 4:00
7. "Folk Drama" (Lyrics by Pirappancode Murali) Sudeep Kumar 4:35
8. "Chanthu Thottille Chandanam" Karaoke 3:41


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