Vellaripravinte Changathi

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Vellaripravinte Changathi
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Directed by Akku Akbar
Produced by Arun Ghosh
Written by Ajay J
Screenplay by G S Anil
Starring Dileep
Kavya Madhavan
Music by Mohan Sithara
Cinematography Vipin Mohan
Samir Haq
Chandvi Creations
Release date
  • 25 December 2011 (2011-12-25)
Country India
Language Malayalam

Vellaripravinte Changathi (Malayalam: വെള്ളരിപ്രാവിന്റെ ചങ്ങാതി)(The Dove's Friend) is a 2011 Malayalam film directed by Akku Akbar, starring Dileep and Kavya Madhavan in the lead roles.[1] The film is loosely based on the famous Sulekha murder case.[2]


Vellaripravinte Changathi is based on the story of film-maker Augustine Joseph who made a Malayalam film in 1966. However, due to some reasons, the film did not make it to the theatres. The 1960s-70s was a period dominated by Prem Nazir, Sathyan, Sheela and others. Unluckily Augustine Joseph was not able to get the film released. Later he commits suicide due to the debts from the production of the film. After years his son revels the original prints of the film from Gemini Lab and sees it. Later he goes on with releasing the film and tries to find the people who did the characters. The film is well appreciated for the way of narration and picturisation which makes the viewer feels that they are actually watching an old Black and white movie of the 60-70s.


Childhood Cast[edit]

  • Sandra as Mary Vargese / Sulekha
  • Dhananjay as Mukkom Shajahan / Ravi
  • Thamanna as Radha / Ravi's sister
  • Sabith as Krishnan / Basheer


The film was earlier titled Ithaano Valiya Karyam but later renamed to the present title. It was shot in locations at Thodupuzha, Ernakulam, Pollachi and Kanyakumari.[citation needed] Kavya Madhavan played the female lead in the film.


Dileep's role as Mukkom Shajahan / Ravi in this film won the Kerala state film award for the Best actor for the year 2011


The film music album has 4 songs (including a repeat track) written by Vayalar Sarath Chandra Varma and composed by Mohan Sithara.

Track List[edit]

  1. – Pathinezhinte [ Shreya Ghoshal & Kabeer]
  2. – Naanam Chaalicha [ Manjari & Priya Aji]
  3. – Thekko Thekkorikkal [Poornasree]
  4. – Pathinezhinte Poonkaralil [Shreya Ghoshal]


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