Sanmanassullavarkku Samadhanam

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Sanmanassullavarkku Samadhanam
Malayalam സന്മനസുള്ളവർക്ക് സമാധാനം
Directed by Sathyan Anthikkad
Produced by Siyad Koker
Screenplay by Sreenivasan
Story by Sathyan Anthikkad
Starring Mohanlal
Music by Jerry Amaldev
Shyam (Score)
Cinematography Vipin Mohan
Edited by K. Rajagopal
Kokers Films
Distributed by Central Pictures
Release date
  • 31 October 1986 (1986-10-31)
Country India
Language Malayalam

Sanmanassullavarkku Samadhanam (English: Peace For Those Good Graced) is a 1986 Indian Malayalam comedy-drama film directed by Sathyan Anthikkad and written by Sreenivasan. The film stars Mohanlal, Karthika, Sreenivasan, and M. G. Soman.

It was remade by I. V. Sasi in Tamil as Illam (1988), in Telugu as Donga Kollu (1988), in Hindi by Priyadarshan as Yeh Teraa Ghar Yeh Meraa Ghar (2001), and in Kannada twice as Yardo Duddu Yellammana Jatre and Ananda Nilaya in 2003.


The story revolves around a house owner, Gopalakrishna Panikkar, who is struggling with debt incurred during the wedding of his two sisters. He needs to force his tenants to vacate, so that the house can be sold and the debt repaid. The tenants do not want to leave for reasons of their own. How the various situations unfold and what happens to Gopalakrishna Panikker and the tenants is what the movie is all about.

The only way Gopalakrishnan can escape from certain bankruptcy is to sell the property he owns in the city and use the proceeds to settle his debts. To do that, he has to evict his tenants from there first. Unfortunately for him, his tenant is the feisty Meera and her family, who absolutely refuses to vacate the house. Gopalakrishnan uses an obscure clause in the contract to take up residence at the house, and tries his best to smoke his tenants out and takes help of his friend Sub Inspector Rajendran(Sreenivasan) to evict them out. But Rajendran falls in love with Meera and refuses to evict her.

Gopalakrishnan plans Rajendran to get married with Meera inorder to evict her with her family but it flops as when it is revealed by Meera's mother that she was a mental patient due to the death of her father. Much hilarity ensues later and Meera at last, on knowing about the extent of Gopalakrishnan's problems, vacates the house without reservations and leaves. But Gopalakrishnan calls her back and decides that this will be their house.



The film was shot in and around a house named "Chakyathu" situated near Mahatma Gandhi Road in Kochi, Kerala. The most part of the story revolves around the house.[1] The filming in the house was completed in 27 days. After the success of Sanmanassullavarkku Samadhanam, the house has become a location for many of the films.[2]


The music was composed by Jerry Amaldev and lyrics was written by Mullanezhi. Shyam composed the film score.

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length
1 "Kanninu Ponkani" K. J. Yesudas Mullanezhi
2 "Pavizhamalli Poothulanja" K. J. Yesudas Mullanezhi

Reception and remakes[edit]

The film was a critical and commercial success.[3] It was later remade in Telugu as Donga Kollu with Rajendra Prasad and Sumalatha, in Tamil as Illam with Sivakumar and Amala, in Kannada as Yardo Duddu Yellammana Jatre (2003) with Jaggesh and once again in Kannada as Ananda Nilaya and in Hindi as Yeh Teraa Ghar Yeh Meraa Ghar directed by Priyadarshan and starring Sunil Shetty in the lead role.


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