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Bharath Gopi and Nedumudi Venu in Palangal.jpg
Bharath Gopi and Nedumudi Venu in Palangal
Directed byBharathan
Written byJohn Paul Puthusery
Story byManih Mohamed
StarringNedumudi Venu
Zarina Wahab
Bharath Gopi
Music byJohnson
CinematographyRamachandra Babu
Edited bySuresh
Release date
  • 25 June 1981 (1981-06-25)
Running time
140 minutes

Palangal is a 1981 Malayalam film, written by John Paul Puthusery, with story by Manih Mohamed and directed by Bharathan, starring Nedumudi Venu, Zarina Wahab, Bharath Gopi and Shankar. It is a love story of a man who works on the railway lines and a woman who lost her lover on the railway lines. The majority of the film was shot in Shornur due to the persistence of Bharathan, as he always wanted to hear the horns of the trains in the whole film. Coal fired engines were used in those periods and engines were brought from Madras for shooting this film.


Usha (Zarina Wahab) comes to her sister's house for relief from a terrible tragedy of her life which is the accidental death of her lover Ravi played by Shankar. In the new place, she meets Ramankutty, played by Nedumudi Venu, who is the friend of Vasu Menon (Bharath Gopi), husband of her sister. Their friendship eventually turns into love, but Ramankutty's mother does not allow this proposal. Usha slowly realizes that Vasu Menon's feelings for her are wayward, but she does not tell her sister as she fears that this will ruin their family. So Usha decides to go back to her home, on the way she meets Ramankutty, who has convinced his mother about marrying Usha.



The music was composed by Johnson with lyrics by Poovachal Khader.

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 "Etho Janma Kalpanayil" Vani Jairam, Unni Menon Poovachal Khader 4:05
2 "Pookondu Poo Moodi" K. J. Yesudas, Vani Jairam Poovachal Khader 4:26

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