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Garjanam poster.jpg
Directed byC. V. Rajendran
Produced byRamakrishnan
Giridhar lal Chand
Written bySreekumaran Thampi
Balan K. Nair
Music byIlaiyaraaja
CinematographyJayanan Vincent
Edited byR. G. Gopu
Hem Nag Films
Distributed byHem Nag Films
Release date
14 August 1981

Garjanam (lit. Roar) is a 1981 Malayalam-language Indian action film, directed by C. V. Rajendran, The film has Rajinikanth in the lead role, supported by Balan K. Nair, Madhavi and Sukumari. Jayan was the original lead actor of the film and had already shot some scenes. But because of his sudden and unexpected death, it was later completed with Rajinikanth. This was the second and last Malayalam movie of Rajinikanth.[1][2]



The music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja and the lyrics were written by Sreekumaran Thampi.

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length
1 "Ente Pularkaalam" S. Janaki, P. Jayachandran Sreekumaran Thampi
2 "Oru Mohathin" S. Janaki, P. Jayachandran Sreekumaran Thampi
3 "Oru Theril" P. Jayachandran, Chorus Sreekumaran Thampi
4 "Pennin Kannil Viriyum" Vani Jairam Sreekumaran Thampi
5 "Thamburaatti Nin Kottaarathil" P. Jayachandran Sreekumaran Thampi
6 "Vannathu Nallathu Nalla Dinam" S. Janaki, P. Jayachandran, Chorus Sreekumaran Thampi


Garjanam was the Malayalam version of the Tamil film Garjanai and the Kannada film Garjane. All three versions were filmed simultaneously. Jayan was the original lead actor of Garjanam. While half the film was shot, he met with an accident while shooting for another film Kolilakkam and succumbed to his injuries. After that, Garjanam was completed with Rajinikanth playing the same character. Some shots of Jayan were added to the film's opening reel before the credits at screenings in Kerala.[3]


  1. ^ "Garjanam". Retrieved 17 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Garjanam". Retrieved 17 October 2014.
  3. ^ Ramachandran, Naman (2012). Rajinikanth: The Definitive Biography. Penguin Books. p. 120.

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