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Directed byG Aravindan
Produced byK. Ravindran Nair
Written byDr. S. P. Ramesh
G. Aravindan
Screenplay byDr. S. P. Ramesh
G Aravindan
StarringBalachandran Chullikkad
Satish Kumar (currently EVP Asianet)
Kalabhavan Ansar
Chavara V. P. Nair
Music byBalachandran Chullikkad
CinematographyShaji N. Karun
Edited byA. Ramesan
General Pictures
Distributed byGeneral Pictures
Release date
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  • 22 January 1982 (1982-01-22)

Pokkuveyil (transl. Twilight) is a 1982 Indian Malayalam-language film, directed by G. Aravindan and produced by General Pictures' Raveendranathan Nair. The film stars Balachandran Chullikkad, Kalpana and S. Satish Kumar. Aravindan recorded its audio first as a composition for the flute by Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia and the sarod by Rajeev Taranath. The visuals were 'composed' according to musical notations without any script.

Pokkuveyil won Aravindan the State Film award for best director.

The film stars Balachandran Chullikad, Kalpana, S. Satish Kumar, Kalabhavan Ansar and Chavara V. P. Nair. The film's score was composed by Balachandran Chullikkad.[1][2][3] The indefinability of the human mind is the theme of the film.


The protagonist of the film is a young artist (Balachandran Chullikkad) who lives with his father, a radical friend, a sportsman and a music-loving young woman. His world collapses when his father dies, the radical friend leaves him, the sportsman friend gets injured in an accident and has to give up sports and her family takes the woman away to another city. The final shot shows him curled up in foetal position in his cell in a mental asylum.

The movie won the Rajat Kamal for the second best movie in the country for the year 1982. It was screened in several international film festivals, including Cannes.

Pokkuveyil won Aravindan the State Film award for best director.

The background music of this movie was done by Hari Prasad Chaurasia with the flute.

Shaji N. Karun's outstanding work behind the camera was one of the main highlights of this movie.



The music was composed by Balachandran Chullikkad with lyrics by Balachandran Chullikkad.

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 "Amme Pinvili Vilikkaathe" Balachandran Chullikkad Balachandran Chullikkad
2 "Oru Ormmathan" Balachandran Chullikkad Balachandran Chullikkad


  1. ^ "Pokkuveyil". www.malayalachalachithram.com. Retrieved 16 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Pokkuveyil". malayalasangeetham.info. Retrieved 16 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Pokkuveyil". spicyonion.com. Archived from the original on 16 October 2014. Retrieved 16 October 2014.

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