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Theatrical release poster
Directed bySathyan Anthikkad
Written bySathyan Anthikkad
Produced byM. M. Hamsa
Nedumudi Venu
Meera Jasmine
CinematographyS. Kumar
Edited byK. Rajagopal
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Distributed byKalasangham Films
Release date
  • 5 April 2007 (2007-04-05)
Running time
150 minutes

Vinodayathra (transl. Leisure Trip – transl. Vinod's Journey ) is a 2007 Indian Malayalam-language comedy drama film written and directed by Sathyan Anthikkad, and starring Dileep and Mukesh along with Meera Jasmine, Murali, Innocent, Ganapathi S Poduval, KPAC Lalitha, Nedumudi Venu, Seetha and Parvathy in supporting roles.[1][2][3] Few scenes of the film were reported to be inspired by the 2001 Korean film My Sassy Girl.[3] The film became a blockbuster at the box office and completed more than 175 days in theatres and it has over the years attained a cult status.[4]


It is the story of an irresponsible but good-natured young man, Vinod, who comes to a hilly village to live with his elder sister, Vimala, brother-in-law, Shaji, and his sister, Rashmi. Shaji is an engineer in the irrigation department, and Vinod wants to learn life from him. However, he ends up creating problems for Shaji. Vinod meets many people in the village and learns life lessons from them, mainly from Anupama whom he falls in love with.



Soundtrack album by
ReleasedApril 6, 2007
Length151 minutes

The score and soundtrack of the film were composed by Ilaiyaraaja. The songs were written by Vayalar Sarathchandra Varma. All songs became chartbusters.

Song Title Singer
"Akkikkokki" Vijay Yesudas
"Kaiyetha" (F) Manjari
"Kaiyetha" (M) Dr. K. J. Yesudas
"Mandaarappoo Mooli" Madhu Balakrishnan, Shweta Mohan
"Mandaarappoo Mooli" (M) Madhu Balakrishnan
"Thennippaayum" Afsal, Vineeth Sreenivasan

Awards and nominations[edit]

Asianet Film Awards
Kerala State Film Awards


  1. ^ "Vinodayathra is a pleasure trip". Archived from the original on 3 April 2022. Retrieved 3 April 2022.
  2. ^ "Vinodayathra Malayalam Movie review-Vinodayathra film review-Vinodayathra review-Vinodayathra review". Archived from the original on 13 June 2017. Retrieved 3 April 2022.
  3. ^ a b "Row over Kerala State Films Award". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 24 May 2018. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  4. ^ "rediff.com: 2007's Top Malayalam hits so far". specials.rediff.com. Archived from the original on 3 September 2023. Retrieved 3 September 2023.

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