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Directed by Saji Surendran
Written byKrishna Poojappura
Produced by Tomichan Mulakuppadam
CinematographyAnil Nair
Edited byManoj
Music by Bijibal
Distributed by Mulakuppadam Films
Release date
  • 6 January 2012 (2012-01-06)
Language Malayalam
Budget3.25 crore [1]

Kunjaliyan (transl.Young Brother-in-law) is a 2012 Indian Malayalam-language Comedy film directed by Saji Surendran and written by Krishna Poojappura. The film features Jayasurya in the title role along with Ananya in lead roles, and Suraj Venjaramoodu, Manikuttan, Vijayaraghavan, Ashokan, Jagadish, Maniyanpilla Raju in its supporting cast. The songs are composed by M.G. Sreekumar and background score by Bijibal. [2]



Jayaraman is popularly known as Kunjaliyan (Young Brother-in-law) in Gopalapuram, a village in the Kerala–Tamil Nadu border. He is the younger brother of three sisters. The sisters were caring him as their own child since the death of their father and mother. Jayaraman was the pet of his sisters and he was not interested in to do any job. He is lazy. Everything was perfect until the sisters got married. The brothers-in-law were not interested in Jayaraman at all and they were not considered him as their younger brother. One day he left Gopalapuram to become a millionaire. Somehow he reached Dubai after years and he managed to get a job there. Unfortunately he got terminated from his job due to the due global recession. He is forced to go back to Gopalapuram and he is not interested in returning to his village without being a millionaire.

Now Jayaraman is returning to his village considering the advice of Mr. Preman, his best friend in Dubai. But Jayaraman is shocked to see the warm welcome by his family members at the airport. Everyone is trying to take their young brother-in-law to their home. Why are they showing this much interest in him now than before? That question is what remains to be.



The film is Surendran's fourth, and comes after Four Friends , which met a mixed reception. The film's script was written by Krishna Poojappura. Anil Nair is the film's cinematographer, and the music is written by M. G. Sreekumar. [3] Shooting began in late September 2011, in Pollachi depicting the fictional town called Gopalapurram. The film was produced by Tomichan Mulakuppadam under the company Mulakuppadam Films, with a budget of 3.25 crore. [1]

Box Office

The film become flopp at the box office.


Soundtrack album by
Released6 January 2012
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Music Director
M. G. Sreekumar
Language Malayalam
M. G. Sreekumar chronology
Arabiyum Ottakavum P. Madhavan Nairum
Njanum Ente Familiyum

Kunjaliyan soundtrack is composed by M. G. Sreekumar and background score by Bijibal, recording of the songs where in late August. Song Mixing done by Renjith Viswanathan.

Track listing
1."Chembazhukka" K. J. Yesudas & Sujatha Mohan 4:39
2."Aadadum"Akhila Anand, Nishad & Sreenath4:47
3."Kunjaliya"Afsal & Rimi Tomy4:02
4."Chembazhukka (Male)" K. J. Yesudas 5:39
5."Theme Music (Instrumental)" (Bijibal)  

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