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Directed bySundar Das
Produced byN. Krishnakumar (Kireedam Unni)
Written byA. K. Lohithadas
Music byJohnson
CinematographyRamachandra Babu
Edited byG. Murali
Distributed byKripa Films
Release date
29 March 1996
Running time
125 minutes

Sallapam is a 1996 Malayalam film directed by Sundar Das and written by A. K. Lohithadas, starring Dileep, Manoj K. Jayan, and Manju Warrier in the lead roles. The music was composed by Johnson. The film was remade in Telugu as Egire Paavurama.


Radha comes from a poor family and dreams of becoming a great singer. She falls in love with Sasikumar, who calls himself Junior Yesudas. Sasikumar is also from a poor family. When Radha asks to marry Sasikumar, he says he is helpless as he has a lot of responsibilities and he does not have the money. Radha decides to commit suicide but is rescued by her cousin whom she understands was in love with her.



The songs were composed by Johnson, with lyrics by Kaithapram Damodaran Namboothiri.

Track Song Artist(s) Raga
1 "Chandana Cholayil" K. J. Yesudas Pahadi
2 "Ponnil Kulichu" K. J. Yesudas, K. S. Chithra Darbari Kanada
3 "Panchavarna" K. S. Chithra Sudha Dhanyasi
4 "Padha Smaranasugham" K. J. Yesudas Latangi
5 "Ponnil Kulichu" K. S. Chithra Darbari Kanada
6 "Ponnil Kulichu (Bit)" K. J. Yesudas, K. S. Chithra Darbari Kanada


Sallapam was released at the same time as Hitler and Kaalapani, but emerged as a superhit.

Box office[edit]

The film became both a critical[1] and commercial success.[2][3][4][5]


  1. ^ "Charging forward". The Hindu. 4 November 2010.
  2. ^ "Next Malayalam star in the making". Deccan Chronicle. 9 December 2016.
  3. ^ "The rise and fall of Mollywood's people's hero Dileep..." Malayala Manorama. 12 July 2017.
  4. ^ "Forget the Dileep; Manju Warrior stands tall on her own". Asianet. 28 November 2016.
  5. ^ "Welcome To Central Jail first look poster out: Dileep and Sundar Das are finally back!". Catchnews. 24 August 2016.

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