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Theatrical release poster
Directed by V.M. Vinu
Written byJulaina Ashraf
Screenplay byJulaina Ashraf
Produced byAshraf Bedi
Starring Rahman
Nayanthara Chakravarthy
Shivaji Guruvayoor
Arjun Nandhakumar
Valsala Menon
Krishna Kumar
Cinematography Venugopal Madathil
Edited byKR Midhun
Music by M. Jayachandran
Gopi Sundar
Bedi Motion Pictures
Distributed byUllattil Visual Media
Release date
  • 9 December 2016 (2016-12-09)
Running time
132 minutes
Country India
Language Malayalam

Marupadi (English: Reply) is a 2016 Indian Malayalam-language drama film written by Juliana Ashraf and directed by V.M. Vinu. It stars Rahman, Bhama and Baby Nayanthra in the lead roles. The film is produced by Ashraf Bedi under the banner of Bedi Motion Pictures. The film was released on 9 December 2016. [1] [2]



The film is based on a real life incident which took place in North India and it portrays the story of a family which is permanently chased by the law and power. The film is centered around the family of Aby (Rahman), a bank employee, his spouse Sara (Bhama), an orphan and their teenaged daughter Riya (Baby Nayanthara). While leading a peaceful life, Aby gets a punishment transfer to Kolkata due to some issues in the bank he worked. On their journey to the new residence at Kolkata, the anti-narcotic squad finds some drugs in their car, which led them to jail, where Sara and Riya faces sexual onsets from the police officers and inmates. [3] [4] The film points finger against the prevailing social and legal systems which makes the life of innocent people tragic. Moreover, it picturize the pathetic conditions of women and children in the present day society. [5] [6]



The soundtrack for the film was composed by M. Jayachandran and the background score was scored by Gopi Sundar, with lyrics penned by Rafeeq Ahamed. [1]

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DVD cover
Soundtrack album by
Released21 November 2016 (2016-11-21)
Genre Feature film Soundtrack
Language Malayalam
Label Millennium audios
M. Jayachandran chronology
Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol

Track listing

All music is composed by M. Jayachandran.

1."Ee Poovithal" M. Jayachandran 3:59
2."Melle Vannupoyi"Varsha Vinu4:25
3."Ponjilanji Chottile" Shweta Mohan 4:14
Total length:12:38

Critical reception

Deepa Soman for The Times of India stated, "With its fair share of pitfalls and loopholes, our legal justice system has been existing in our midst, to make important decisions on people lives, for long. When women are at its receiving end, the system gets a lot more skewed. Marupadi, a film by V.M. Vinu, typifies such a frightful situation, demanding some scary answers and solutions if any". [4] rated the movie 3 out of 5. [7]

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