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Directed bySathyan Anthikkad
Produced byM.M. Hamsa
Written bySathyan Anthikkad
Meera Jasmine
KPAC Lalitha
Nedumudi Venu
Music byIlaiyaraaja
CinematographyS. Kumar
Edited byK. Rajagopal
Distributed byKalasangham Films
Release date
  • 5 April 2007 (2007-04-05)
BudgetINR 2.32cr
Box officeINR 9.21Cr

Vinodaythra (English: Excursion) is a 2007 Malayalam romantic comedy drama film written and directed by Sathyan Anthikkad, and starring Dileep, Mukesh, Meera Jasmine, Murali, Innocent, KPAC Lalitha, and Nedumudi Venu. The film was a super hit in box office.The film made in a budget of 2.31Cr and total gross is around became the 2nd highest grossing film that year. Few scenes were reported to be lifted from the 2001 South Korean movie My Sassy Girl.[1]


It is the story of a good natured but irresponsible young man, Vinod (Dileep) who comes to a hilly village to live with his elder sister Vimala (Seetha) and brother in law, Shaji (Mukesh). Shaji is an engineer at the irrigation department and Vinod wants to learn life from him, but end up creating problems for Shaji.

Vinod meets a lot of people in the village and learns lessons of life from them, chiefly from Anupama (Meera Jasmine) whom he falls in love with. The film is a comedy, but ends up leaving a message for the audience like a typical Sathyan Anthikkadu movie.



Mukesh had not acted in any of the movies directed by Sathyan Anthikkad till 2005 despite both being active in the film industry for more than 20 years. When asked about this in an interview, Mukesh commented in a light mood that he and Sathyan Anthikkadu belong to the same (Ezhava) caste and one Ezhava does not like another Ezhava prospering. Sathyan Anthikkadu immediately called up Mukesh and was cast in a guest role in his next movie Rasathanthram. Thereafter Mukesh acted in the next two movies of Sathyan Anthikkad, namely Vinodayathra and Innathe Chintha Vishayam.This movie was inspired from 2001 Korean film My Sassy Girl Meera Jasmine won the Asianet Film Award for Best Female Actor.


Soundtrack album by

The score and soundtrack of the film are composed by Maestro Ilaiyaraaja. The songs are penned 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


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