Oru Yathramozhi

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Oru Yathramozhi
Oru Yathramozhi.jpg
Directed byPrathap Pothan
Screenplay byJohn Paul
Story byPriyadarshan
Produced byV. B. K. Menon
StarringSivaji Ganeshan
Edited byB. Lenin
V. T. Vijayan
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Anugraha Cine Arts
Distributed byAnugraha Release
Release date
  • 13 September 1997 (1997-09-13)

Oru Yathramozhi (transl. An adieu) is a 1997 Indian Malayalam-language drama film directed by Prathap Pothan, based on a story by Priyadarshan and a screenplay by John Paul. It stars Sivaji Ganeshan and Mohanlal. It was produced by V. B. K. Menon and distributed by Anugraha Release. The music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja.


It is a story about a father and a son, which is filled with sentiment or sorrow. Govindankutty is on the lookout for his unknown father seeking to take revenge by killing him for leaving him and his mother. Then enters Anantha Subramaniam a Tamil government contractor, who comes to Govindankutty's hometown and likes him instantly for his loyalty and honesty.

Both of them become very close to each other. The story takes a turn when Govindankutty's mother recognizes the contractor as her long-lost husband. She dies fearing that Govindankutty will kill his father on knowing the truth. The story then comes to the climax as to whether Govindankutty knows who his father is and what happens next.



Swarnachamaram is a film that was shelved as a result of creative differences over the topic of mercy killing. Many scenes were edited out of the film along with a song by Sivaji Ganeshan and Mohanlal. Producer V. B. K. Menon used the same dates and completed Oru Yathramozhi, starring Sivaji Ganesan and Mohanlal. The movie was not released until a year or so after completion.[1][2][3][4]


All lyrics are written by Gireesh Puthenchery; all music is composed by Ilaiyaraaja.

1."Thaimavin Thanalil" 4:09
2."Kakkalakkannamma"Ilaiyaraja, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, M.G. Sreekumar4:49
3."Manjolum Rathri Maanju"P. Jayachandran4:26
4."Ponveyilile"M. G. Sreekumar, K. S. Chithra4:54
5."Erikanal kaattil"M. S. Viswanathan4:45


The film's initial release date was 15 August 1996, but the release was postponed and finally graced theatres only in 1997.[5] The film was dubbed in Tamil as Payanathin Mozhi.[6]


  1. ^ "Swarnachamaram Naalukettil". Vellinakshatram. 24 December 1995.
  2. ^ "Location Report - Swarnachamaram". Vellinakshatram scanned pages by snehasallapam. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 7 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Swarnachamaram Shooting progressing". Vellinakshatram. 19 November 1995.
  4. ^ "Swarnachamaram Gaananiroopanam". Vellinakshatram. 24 December 1995.
  5. ^ "Oru Yathramozhi on Independence Day". Vellinakshatram. 19 May 1996.
  6. ^ "Sivaji-Mohanlal starrer Oru Yatra Mozhi in Tamil". 4 May 2017. Archived from the original on 21 March 2020. Retrieved 28 May 2018.

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