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Promotional Poster
Directed bySathyan Anthikad
Written bySathyan Anthikad
Produced byAntony Perumbavoor
Biju Menon
Edited byK. Rajagopal
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Distributed byMaxlab Cinemas and Entertainments
Release date
  • 30 September 2011 (2011-09-30)
Running time
150 minutes

Snehaveedu (transl. The affectionate house) is a 2011 Indian Malayalam-language family drama film written and directed by Sathyan Anthikad.[1][2] It was produced by Antony Perumbavoor under the company Aashirvad Cinemas. The film stars Mohanlal, Sheela, and Rahul Pillai.[3] It was Mohanlal's 300th film. The film received generally positive reviews from the critics and was a commercial success at the box office.


The story revolves around Ajayan, who, after having tried his luck in different cities around the world, comes back to his village to look after his ageing mother Ammukutty Amma and to get her love and the nostalgia of his growing up years. There, he starts a company for producing agricultural equipment and earns his living as a farmer.

One day a boy, Karthik, comes and meets Ajayan claiming to be his son. Ajayan who used to boast himself as a womanizer in his youth is believed to be the boy's father by all villagers. Ammukutty Amma starts getting to like Karthik and they form a very friendly relation and eventually she starts accepting karthik as Ajayan's real son, though Ajayan ferociously rejects karthik's claim and dislikes him. Karthik is persuaded by Ammukkty Amma to get close with Ajayan and subsequent events soften Ajayans attitude towards karthik.

Ajayan then set forth to inquire about the real identity of the boy and travels to Chennai. Ajayan finds out Seithali who was his friend in Chennai when Ajayan worked in Chennai over 20 years ago. Seithali tells that Shanti (Karthik's mother) used to act in movies as a background dancer but dies one day while film shooting. This news triggers Karthik into being suicidal. Senthali consoles Karthik telling him that he has a father and that he is not a orphan. Senthali shows Karthik Ajayan's young photo to make him believe this lie. Ajayan is moved by Karthik situation and the movie ends with Ajayan accepts Karthik as his son.



The film was reportedly first named Ammukuttiyammayude Ajayan.[4][5]


Soundtrack album by
Length24:54 mins
LabelManorama Music

The songs in this movie were composed by Ilaiyaraaja. The lyrics were penned by Rafeeq Ahamed. Keerthy Ramachandran of The Deccan Chronicle commented that "lyrics of Rafeeq Ahmed are worth mentioning".

Track Song Title Singer(s) Duration Raga
1 "Chengathir Kaiyum" K. S. Chithra 04:10 ??
2 "Amruthamayi Abhayamai" Hariharan 05.37 Yamun Kalyani
3 "Aavani Thumbi" Shreya Ghoshal 04.51 Charukeshi
4 "Chandrabimbathin" Rahul Nambiar, Shweta 04:39 Khamas
5 "Amruthamayi Abhayamai" Rahul Nambiar 05.37 Yamun Kalyani


Critical response[edit]

Keerthy Ramachandran of The Deccan Chronicle gave the film three stars out of five. She wrote that the film portrays the elements of a village, typical of Anthikad films "beautifully". She also compared the plot of the film to that of Minnaram (1994) and commended the performance of Sheela, which she felt was "brilliant".[6] However, she ended on a mixed note, writing "What disappoints is that [Sathyan] Anthikad, who has always come up with sensible themes, has failed to send any subtle message this time".[6] Veeyen of Nowrunning gave the movie a rating of 2 stars of 5 and said "With all ingredients in the right doses, 'Snehaveedu' remains exactly what you expect it to be - the quintessential Sathyan Anthikkad film. The family audience that has adored Sathyan Anthikkad films for long, is there at the theatres this time as well, but Snehaveedu emits enough smoke to set off the tedium fire alarm."[7] Paresh C Palicha of Rediff gave the movie a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5 and said "Snehaveedu is a feel good movie". It added "In the final analysis, Sathyan Anthikad mixes and matches his recent successful films like Manassinakare, Rasthanthram and even Achuvinte Amma to make Snehaveedu, which leaves his fans with little to complain about."[8] At Indiaglitz gave the movie a rating of 5.75 stars out of 10 stars and said "'Sneha veedu' is packed with all the signature elements of Sathyan Anthikkad that the families of Kerala admire, but a more cohesive script and convincing climax complemented by hit music should have made this a winner."[9]

Box office[edit]

The movie received positive response from the family audience. According to, the film has opened at number one position on Kerala box office registering 80 percent collections in almost all the centres and made a 100+ days run in 1 centre.[10] According to, Snehaveedu opened at number one position on Kerala box office.[11] This is declared as hit.


Asianet Film Awards
Mathrubhumi Film Awards[12]


  1. ^ "Sathyan Anthikkad's 51st film – Snehaveedu". Mathrubhumi. 4 September 2011. Retrieved 6 September 2011.
  2. ^ "Sathyan movie titled as Snehaveedu".
  3. ^ "Snehaveedu – Movie Details".
  4. ^ "Snehaveedu Stills". Bada Screen.
  5. ^ "Snehaveedu". movies.sulekha.
  6. ^ a b Ramachandran, Keerthy (1 October 2011). "Snehaveedu flatters to deceive". The Deccan Chronicle. 1 (194). Deccan Chronicle Holdings Limited. p. 7. OCLC 29996911.
  7. ^ V.N. "Snehaveedu Review". Nowrunning. Retrieved 4 October 2011.
  8. ^ Paresh C Palicha. "Snehaveedu is a pleasant experience". Rediff. Retrieved 4 October 2011.
  9. ^ Indiaglitz. "Watch Snehaveedu for Mohanlal". Indiaglitz. Retrieved 8 October 2011.
  10. ^ CineBuzz-Indian Rupee, Snehaveedu,Dr Love,Sevens,Pranayam,Satynaanthikadu,Mohanlal,Prithvi Raj,,Tilakan,Renjith, Palerimanikkam,Pranchiyetten ANd the saint,Indian Cinema,Exclu... Archived 15 October 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ Kerala Box-Office- 12 September to 8 October -
  12. ^ "Mathrubhumi Film Awards 2011".

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