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Directed by Rafi Mecartin
Produced by Dileep[1]
Written by Rafi Mecartin
Starring Prakash Raj
Navya Nair
Harisree Asokan
Rajan P. Dev
Narrated by Rafi Mecartin
Music by Suresh Peters
S. P. Venkatesh (background score)
Cinematography Saloo George
Edited by Harihara Puthran
Distributed by Kas Kalasangam
Wrights Releases
Release date
4 July 2005 (Kerala)
Running time
148 minutes
Country India
Language Malayalam
Box office 12 crore (US$1.9 million)

Pandippada is a 2005 Malayalam comedy film written and directed by Rafi Mecartin, starring Dileep, Navya Nair, and Prakash Raj in the lead roles. It also stars Harisree Asokan, Rajan P. Dev, Salim Kumar, Ambika, Cochin Haneefa, Indrans, and Sukumari in other pivotal roles.[2][3] The film was co-produced by Dileep under the banner of Graand Production.

The story follows Malayali Bhuvana Chandran (Dileep), an unsuccessful entrepreneur in a lot of debt, who gets involved in a land conflict between two powerful landlords in Tamil Nadu: Pandi Durai (Prakash Raj) and Karuppayya Swami (Rajan P. Dev). The movie was remade in 2012 in Telugu as Poola Rangadu.[4][5]


Pandippada is the story of a rivalry between Pandi Durai (Prakash Raj) and Karuppayya Swami who are landlords that brutally rule villages. Bhuvana Chandran (Dileep) is a 25-year-old man who gets a piece of land in the same village. He has a lot of debts and in order to clear that, he has to sell this land. But Pandi Durai and Karuppayya will not allow him to sell the land.

Bhuvana chandran comes to this village to check the possibilities of selling the land. Then he sees his best friend Bhasi (Harisree Ashokan) who lived there and asks for his help. Bhasi takes him to Pandu Durai whose gang he was a member of and Bhuvana joins Pandi's group. Later he falls in love with Meena (Navya Nair) who is the daughter of Karuppayya Swami.[6] [7]

But Pandi Durai also wants to marry Meena and this makes Pandi and Bhuvana as enemies. Pandi wants to kill Bhuvana. Karuppayya fixes the marriage of Meena and Bhuvana. Pandi also fixes his marriage with Meena on the same date. In the fight that follows, Bhuvana beats up Pandi and finally gives a gun to him and asks him to shoot him if he cannot see him as a brother. Pandi realises his mistakes and forgives them both and attends their marriage.



The music was composed by Suresh Peters and lyrics was written by Chittoor Gopi, RK Damodaran, IS Kundoor, Nadirsha and Santhosh Varma.

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 Ariyaathe Ishtamaay [D] V. Devanand, Jyotsna Chittoor Gopi
2 Ariyaathe Ishtamaay [F] Jyotsna Chittoor Gopi
3 Ariyaathe Ishtamaay [M] V. Devanand Chittoor Gopi
4 Mayilin Sujatha Mohan, Afsal, Vidhu Prathap RK Damodaran
5 Mayilin [Remix] Sujatha Mohan, Afsal, Vidhu Prathap RK Damodaran
6 Mele mukilin KS Chithra, Afsal IS Kundoor
7 Panchaayathile Sujatha Mohan, Afsal Nadirsha
8 Ponkanavu minukkum Mano, Ranjini Jose, Timmi Santhosh Varma


  1. ^ "Rise of a superstar". The Hindu. 15 July 2005. Retrieved 13 March 2010. 
  2. ^ "Dileep’s comedy riot!". Sify. 10 May 2005. Retrieved 13 March 2010. 
  3. ^ "'Pandipada' limping!". Sify. Retrieved 13 March 2010. 
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  6. ^ "Pandipada Preview, Synopsis". Retrieved 13 March 2010. 
  7. ^ "Pandipada - Malayalam Movie review". Retrieved 13 March 2010. 

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