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Directed by Sangeeth Sivan
Screenplay by Dennis Joseph
Story by Alex I. Kadavil
Sangeeth Sivan
Produced by Suresh Balaje
Starring Mohanlal
Cinematography Santosh Sivan
Edited by A. Sreekar Prasad
Music by S. P. Venkitesh
Sithara Combines
Distributed byPranamam Pictures
Release date
15 August 1993
Running time
158 minutes

Gandharvam is a 1993 Indian Malayalam-language romantic thriller film directed by Sangeeth Sivan and written by Dennis Joseph from a story by Alex I. Kadavil and Sangeeth Sivan. It was produced by Suresh Balaje and stars Mohanlal and Kanchan (in her only Malayalam film), while Jagathi Sreekumar, Devan, Vijayakumar, Prem Kumar and Kaviyoor Ponnamma appears in supporting roles. The music was composed by S. P. Venkitesh.



Sam Alexander, a fun-loving automobile workshop owner is keener in scripting and directing theatrical plays than running his business. A theater addict, Sam, along with his friends, Pappu Mesthiri, Mammoonju, and Preman, is now working on Shakunthalam , the famous play by Kalidasa. Gracy Kutty, his mother, is worried about his easy-going and careless attitude towards life.

The main actress Komalam who was supposed to play the role of Shakunthala elopes with Krishnan Kutty, a fellow artist. Sam is busy searching for a new face to enact Shakunthala. Accidentally, he meets up with Sreedevi Menon, with whom he falls in love. He attempts all methods to woo her and finally, she falls in. But Sam on the other hand acts like he hates Sreedevi for a dirty game she used to make Sam look bad in front of his family. To comfort Sam, Sreedevi takes the role of Shakunthala without the knowledge of Sam and her family.

Sreedevi, daughter of Meledath Vishwanatha Menon, the rich businessman in the city, thus acts in the drama. Menon and Vishnu Menon dislikes this relationship as he is a from a Nair hindu Menon family and Sam Alexander is a Syrian-Christian. On the way home, Sam and Sreedevi are caught red-handed by Vishnu Menon, her brother. Ravindran Nair, the I.G. of police and friend of Menon, had plans of getting his son Rajkumar married to Sreedevi, so that he could own up a huge part of the business empire. With the help of Ravindran Nair, Sam is beaten up by police.

Sam and Sreedevi elope and spend a few days away from the worries. In the meantime, the duo is again caught by Vishnu Menon. Sam is arrested for kidnapping Sreedevi and is jailed for 10 months. At the jail, he learns that Sreedevi is pregnant with his child but has no way to save the kid. Upon knowing that Sreedevi is pregnant, she is transferred to a distant place. Once she gives birth to a baby boy, the attitude of Menon and Vishnu changes, and they started looking upon him as their heir.

Sensing danger, Ravindran Nair sends Rajkumar to kidnap and kill the boy. Vishnu realizes the plan of Rajkumar and tries to save his sister and the baby. In the meantime, Sam escapes from jail and reaches the house where Sreedevi stays. She attempts to commit suicide to escape from Rajkumar but is saved miraculously by Sam, who makes a dramatic entry. He defeats Rajkumar and saves the child. Menon and Vishnu happily unite Sam and Sreedevi. Sam happily goes back to jail after seeing Sreedevi and his child one more time.




The film features original soundtrack composed by S. P. Venkatesh for the lyrics by Kaithapram Damodaran. Released by T-Series (company). [2] [3]

1."Nenjil Kanjabaanam" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 4:40
2."Oomale Nin Mugham" K. J. Yesudas 3:58
3."Pranayatharangam"K. J. Yesudas, K. S. Chithra 4:18
4."Aathire Nin Mugham"K. S. Chithra3:57
5."Maliniyude Theerangal" M. G. Sreekumar, Sujatha Mohan 4:22
6."Abalathvamalla" Mohanlal 4:49

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