Malarvaadi Arts Club

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Malarvaadi Arts Club
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Directed by Vineeth Sreenivasan[1]
Produced by Dileep [1]
Screenplay by Vineeth Sreenivasan
Music by Shaan Rahman
Cinematography P. Sukumar
Edited by Ranjan Abraham
Distributed by Manjunatha Release
Release date
  • 16 July 2010 (2010-07-16)
Country India
Language Malayalam
Budget 2 crore (US$290,000) approx.[4]
Box office 6.2 crore (US$900,000)

Malarvaadi Arts Club is a 2010 Indian Malayalam-language coming of age musical comedy film directed by Vineeth Sreenivasan in his directorial debut, and produced by Dileep.[5] The film was released in 60 theaters across Kerala. The cast of five young boys and two girls were selected through a talent hunt. The movie was a commercial success and a box office hit.[2][6]


The story is about the life of 5 friends in a small village called Manissery. They have completed their studies and are all set to move to the next phase of their life. But in the process they face unexpected problems while trying to keep their favourite hangout Malarvaadi Arts Club alive.

"Malarvadi Koottam" (Malarvadi guys) are a bunch of trouble makers in the Manassery village. They even act as goons for a Communist party, named Labour Party. The first half of the film is about the pointless lives of these five led by Prakashan(Nivin Pauly). Prakashan has a fiery temperament; he would do anything for the people he loves, for the cause he believes in. In a moment of financial crisis, Kumaran (Nedumudi Venu) (their mentor who formed malarvadi club) makes the group take up music once again. On the way, the best singer Santhosh (Shraavan) in the group gets a chance to attend a reality show and once he emerges the champion,which is followed by misunderstandings, separation and a grand reunion in the end.



Critical response[edit]

The movie received positive reviews. Paresh C Palicha of Rediff gave the film 2.5 out of five stars praising Vineeth Sreenivasan on his directorial debut stated that "Malarvadi Arts Club shows that Vineeth Sreenivasan does hold promise as a director, who can only improve with experience. He has made a film that will make the viewer smile".[7] Sify rating it as Watchable movie said "The five new heroes, who were selected after talent hunts and rehearsal camps, have performed quite well".[8]

Box office[edit]

The movie opened in 60 cinemas on 16 July 2010 was declared a super hit at the box office.[9] The movie grossed around 1.8 crore (US$260,000) approximately from the first five days.[4][10]


The film's soundtrack contains 6 songs, all composed by Shaan Rahman and Lyrics by Vineeth Sreenivasan.

# Title Singer(s)
1 "Manyamaha Janangale" Vineeth Sreenivasan, Sachin Warrier, Rajesh Menon
2 "Kaathu Kaathu" Shaan Rahman
3 "Innoree Mazhayil" Rahul Nambiar, Vineeth Sreenivasan
4 "Changaayi" Vineeth Sreenivasan, Sujatha Mohan
5 "Snehame" Rajesh Menon
6 "Nerin Vazhithan" Vineeth Sreenivasan, Shaan Rahman, Sachin Warrier, Divya S. Menon


  1. ^ a b "Malarvady Arts Club Cast and Crew". Retrieved 6 September 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "A look at Malarvady Arts Club". Rediff. Retrieved 6 September 2010. 
  3. ^ "Malarvady Arts Club - OneIndia". Archived from the original on 3 December 2010. Retrieved 7 September 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "Box office". Retrieved 6 September 2010. 
  5. ^ "Debutant director makes a splash". The Hindu. 29 July 2010. 
  6. ^ "First look: Malarvady Arts Club". Rediff. Retrieved 6 September 2010. 
  7. ^ "Review: Malarvady Arts Club". Rediff. Retrieved 7 September 2010. 
  8. ^ "Review: Malarvady Arts Club". Sify. Retrieved 7 September 2010. 
  9. ^ "From Nivin Pauly To Dhyan Sreenivasan: The Findings Of Vineeth Sreenivasan!". Filmibeat. 19 May 2016. 
  10. ^ "BO: Malarvady Arts Club". Sify. Retrieved 7 September 2010. 

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