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Directed by Mani Ratnam
Produced by N.G John
Written by T. Damodaran
Starring Mohanlal
Sabitha Anand
Music by Ilaiyaraaja
Cinematography Ramachandra Babu
Edited by B. Lenin
Geo Movie Production
Distributed by Geo Pictures
Release dates
  • 5 February 1984 (1984-02-05)
Running time
146 minutes
Language Malayalam

Unaru (Malayalam: ഉണരൂ; English: Rise Up) is a 1984 Indian feature film in Malayalam directed by Mani Ratnam, starring Mohanlal, Sukumaran, Ratheesh, Sabitha Anand, Ashokan and Balan K. Nair.[1][2][3]

The film gives the inside view of the problems that arose in the labour trade union parties in Kerala. Filled with acclaimed performances by all the major cast, it shows the social as Peter in lead roles.The movie enjoys the unique distinction of being the first Manirathnam directorial in Malayalam language.The movie was also Manirathnam's first box office success.The movie is the one where Manirathnam and Mohanlal joined together for the first time.Manirathnam later worked with Mohanlal after 10 years for Iruvar.


The score and soundtrack is composed by Ilaiyaraaja, and the film's cinematography is by Ramachandra Babu.



The music was composed by Ilayaraja and lyrics was written by Yusufali Kechery.

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 Deepame S Janaki, Chorus, CO Anto, Krishnachandran Yusufali Kechery
2 Theeram thedi olam padi S Janaki Yusufali Kechery


  1. ^ "Unaroo". www.malayalachalachithram.com. Retrieved 2014-10-20. 
  2. ^ "Unaroo". malayalasangeetham.info. Retrieved 2014-10-20. 
  3. ^ "Unaroo". spicyonion.com. Retrieved 2014-10-20. 

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