Kochi Rajavu

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Kochi Rajavu
Kochirajavu Poster.jpg
Directed by Johny Antony [1]
Written by Udayakrishna
Siby K. Thomas
[2] [3] [4]
Produced byR. Mohan
Cinematography Saloo George
Edited by Ranjan Abraham
Music by Vidhyasagar
Amith Productions
Release date
  • 14 April 2005 (2005-04-14)(India)
Running time
160 minutes
Country India
Language Malayalam

Kochi Rajavu (translated as King of Kochi ) is a 2005 Indian Malayalam-language action comedy film directed by Johny Antony and written by the Udayakrishna-Siby K. Thomas duo. [5] [6] [7] It stars Dileep [8] in the lead role with Kavya Madhavan, [9] Rambha, Harisree Ashokan, Murali, Jagathy Sreekumar and Vijayaraghavan in supporting roles.


The film marks the second collaboration between Dileep, Johny Antony, and the writing duo Udaykrishna–Sibi K. Thomas after C.I.D. Moosa (2003). [10]


The film starts with Suryanarayana Varma a.k.a. Unni, who hails from a royal family, returning from prison. He had killed the son of a large family who are now searching for him. Unni's parents enroll him in a law college in Chennai. There he meets Meenakshi and gets into conflicts her brother Siva, and Siva's enemy Muthu. Meenakshi eventually falls in love with Unni. Once Meenaskshi's family finds out about her love for Unni they visit his house for a marriage request. But Unni has a past he can't escape, which he narrates in a flashback.

He tells how he met and fell in love with a woman named Aswathy. Aswathy's parents are dead, and she lives with her uncles, the eldest of whom wants to gain her inheritance by arranging a marriage between his son and Aswathy. Aswathy accidentally gets into the autorickshaw of Unni when she is going to meet her future husband. During the ride, Unni falls in love with her and delays bringing Aswathy to her destination.

She becomes fed up with him and decides to tell her uncle. She and her uncle plan to make fun of him and calls Unni to her house. Unni learns that Aswathy's uncle is the auto company owner and they beat him badly. She falls for him when she sees him being injured. They decide to get married and in the drama that follows Unni kills Aswathy's future husband. For this, he is jailed for 5 years.

In the present day, Unni's father makes him believe Aswathy has been married off, so he gets engaged to Meenakshi. Meanwhile, Aswathy calls Unni, telling him that she is still waiting for him. He goes to Kerala to find her, and tries to escape with her in a truck. Chased by Aswathy's family and Meenakshi's family they are saved finally by the autorickshaw drivers and get married. [11]



The film was released on 14 April 2005 coinciding with Vishu. [13] [14] It was released alongside and faced competition from the Prithviraj-starrer Athbhutha Dweepu, the Mohanlal-starrer Chandrolsavam and the Jayaram-starrer Alice in Wonderland . [15] Made on a budget of ₹2.5 crores, Kochi Rajavu was a commercial success. [16] [17] [18] It grossed ₹2.804 crore from three days and ₹4.01 crore in 21 days from 44 screens with a distributor's share of ₹1.73 Crore. [19] It ended its commercial performance with the verdict "average" and thus emerged the year's Vishu winner. [19]


Soundtrack album by
Genre World Music
Producer Vidyasagar
Vidyasagar chronology
Made in USA
Alice in Wonderland

Music : Vidyasagar. Vidyasagar later adapted the song "Munthiri Padam" in Tamil as "Aruviyoda" for the film Pasa Kiligal .

Song TitleSingers
"Viral Thottu Vilichal" Sujatha Mohan
"Munthiri Padam" Udit Narayan, Sujatha Mohan
"Moonu Chakra Vandi" M. G. Sreekumar
"Kinavin Kiligale" Karthik, Manjari
"Sooryan Neeyanda" K. J. Yesudas, Kalyani Nair. Notes: (Raga:Dharmavati)

Lyrics : Thunchath Ramanujan Ezhuthachan

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