Orissa (film)

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Directed byM. Padmakumar
Produced byMadhavan Chettikkal Edappal
Written byRK Biswas Lendu
StarringUnni Mukundan
Nedumudi Venu
Sanika Nambiar
Music byRatheesh Vegha
CinematographyVinod Illambally
Distributed byHeera Films
Release date
  • 17 May 2013 (2013-05-17)

Orissa is a 2013 Malayalam film directed by M. Padmakumar. While Unni Mukundan and Sanika Nambiar appear on screen as the lead pair, Kaniha and Tanusree Ghosh also play key characters in the film.[1] Made under the banner of Heera Films, Orissa is the story of a girl called Suneyi — played by Sanika Nambiar — her trials and tribulations.[2] G.S. Anil has scripted the film that has been shot by Vinod Illambally. Music has been composed by Ratheesh Vega.[3] The film released on 17 May 2013.[4]


The film was based on a Malayali constable Christhudas Unni Mukundan loving an Oriya girl Suneyi Sanika Nambiar.



The soundtrack of this film was composed by Ratheesh Vegha. The music is owned by Manorama Music.

Song Length Singer(s) Lyricist(s) Picturization
Meghame Haricharan Prakash Marar
Parayumo Rahul Nambiar & Thulasi Yatheendran Alankkode Leelakrishnan
Pidayuka P. Jayachandran Prakash Marar & Alankkode Leelakrishnan
Janmandarangalil Pradeep Chandrakumar[6] Alankkode Leelakrishnan
Jhum Thana Chinmayi Shankar
Oriya Keerthanam Pradeep Chandrakumar

Playback singer Karthik was mistakenly awarded the Kerala State Film Award for Best Singer for the song "Janmandarangalil" which was actually sung by Pradeep Chandrakumar. Music director Ratheesh Vegha has revealed that although Karthik was chosen to sing the song, his rendition did not reach perfection and was replaced by Pradeep Chandrakumar who was to sing the track for this song. Pradeep's version was only included in the film and audio CD which was however credited to Karthik for commercial purposes.[6]


The film is produced by Chettikal Madhavan Edappal, and directed by M. Padmakumar who has previously directed movies like Vaasthavam, Shikar - The Hunt, Ithu Pathiramanal etc.


This movie received average response from the critics and eventually ended up as a box office disaster.


  1. ^ "Love in the Land of Jagannath".
  2. ^ "From Kerala with reel love - Malayalam film Orissa to be screened in state in July". www.telegraphindia.com.
  3. ^ Nagarajan, Saraswathy (16 May 2013). "Trigger for romance" – via www.thehindu.com.
  4. ^ "Four Malayalam films to release on May 17!".
  5. ^ http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-01-06/news-interviews/36162140_1_nigel-akkara-malayalam-film-muktodhara
  6. ^ a b "Latest Malayalam News And Live Updates - Breaking News - Madhyamam". www.madhyamam.com.