Pakal Nakshatrangal

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Pakal Nakshatrangal
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Directed by Rajeev Nath
Produced by Chaya Films
Screenplay by Anoop Menon
Story by Rajeev Nath
Starring Mohanlal
Suresh Gopi
Anoop Menon
Lakshmi Gopalaswamy
Music by Shehabaz Aman
Cinematography Ramachandrababu
Edited by K. Sreenivas
Distributed by Chaya Films
Release date
  • 29 November 2008 (2008-11-29)
Running time
120 minutes
Country India
Language Malayalam

Pakal Nakshatrangal (English: Morning Stars) is a 2008 Malayalam film directed by Rajeev Nath and written by Anoop Menon who made his debut in screenplay writing through this film. The film stars Mohanlal, Suresh Gopi, Murali, Anoop Menon, Lakshmi Gopalaswamy, and Kalpana. It is about the lives of a group of intellectuals in Kerala in the later half of the 1990s. The film was critically acclaimed.


Pakal Nakshatrangal tells the story of Siddharthan (Mohanlal), narrated by Siddharthan's son Adi (Anoop Menon) to his wife (Lakshmi Gopalaswamy)as the content of his new book. Siddharthan is a brilliant film maker but leads a Casanova lifestyle entwined with women, alcohol and drugs. His house 'Daffodils' is his salvation and the epicentre for art with his big bunch of friends. One day Siddarthan is found dead at Daffodils. His untimely death is considered suspicious but eludes the police due to lack of evidence. Adi decides to dig into his father's past and solve the mystery surrounding his death. Adi converse with Siddharthan's friends, read his diary and articles, and get help from a psychic Dr. Vaidyanathan (Suresh Gopi). The story evolves around what Adi finds out about his father's life and whether and how he finds out the truth about the mysterious death.



Mohanlal got the Kerala Film Critics Award and the Mathrubhumi Film Awards for Best Actor for this film.


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