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Pakal Nakshatrangal

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Pakal Nakshatrangal
Directed byRajeev Nath
Screenplay byAnoop Menon
Story byRajeev Nath
Produced byChaya Films
Suresh Gopi
Anoop Menon
Lakshmi Gopalaswamy
Narrated byAnoop Menon
CinematographyRamachandra Babu
Edited byK. Sreenivas
Music bySongs:
Shahabaz Aman
Chaya Films
Distributed byChaya Films
Release date
  • 29 November 2008 (2008-11-29)
Running time
120 minutes

Pakal Nakshatrangal (transl.Daytime Stars) is a 2008 Indian Malayalam-language drama film directed by Rajeev Nath and written by Anoop Menon from a story by Nath. It was the debut screenplay of Menon. The film stars Mohanlal, Suresh Gopi, Murali, Kalpana, Anoop Menon, and Lakshmi Gopalaswamy. It is about the lives of a group of intellectuals in Kerala in the later half of the 1990s. The film was critically acclaimed.[1][2]


Pakal Nakshatrangal tells the story of Siddharthan, narrated by Siddharthan's son, Adi, to his wife as the content of his new book. Siddharthan is a brilliant filmmaker 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 converses with Siddharthan's friends, reads his diary and articles, and gets help from a psychic, Dr. Vaidyanathan. The story revolves around what Adi finds out about his father's life 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.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Review: Pakal Nakshatrangal". Rediff.com. Retrieved 6 April 2022.
  2. ^ "Pakal Nakshatrangal". Sify. Archived from the original on 25 March 2022. Retrieved 6 April 2022.

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