Nirnayam (1995 film)

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Directed by Sangeeth Sivan
Screenplay by Cheriyan Kalpakavadi
Produced by Suresh Balaje
Starring Mohanlal
Heera Rajagopal
Nedumudi Venu
Lalu Alex
Sharat Saxena
Cinematography Santosh Sivan
Edited by A. Sreekar Prasad
Music byR. Anandh
Sithara Combines
Distributed byPranamam Pictures
Release date
  • 26 January 1995 (1995-01-26)
Running time
167 minutes

Nirnayam (transl.Diagnosis) is a 1995 Indian Malayalam-language action thriller film directed by Sangeeth Sivan, produced by Suresh Balaje, and written by Cheriyan Kalpakavadi. The film stars Mohanlal and Heera Rajagopal. The plot follows a renowned surgeon who has been falsely accused for his wife's murder escapes from the custody to discover the truth behind the incident and the actual perpetrators. The film's music was composed by R. Anandh. [1] [2] [3]


The plot is heavily based on the American film The Fugitive , which itself is based on the 1963 TV Series of the same name.




The film score and soundtrack of the film were composed by R. Anandh, a prolific composer of advertisement films.

  1. "Malar Masam" - M. G. Sreekumar - 4:59
  2. "Puliyanga Kolam" - M.G. Sreekumar - 4:31
  3. "En Mizhikkullil" (Only in Audio) - K. S. Chithra - 5:30
  4. "En Mizhikkullil" (Only in Audio) - M.G. Sreekumar - 5:30


The Indian Express praised the film writing: "The Sivan brothers’ team of director and cameraman combine to make a technically efficient thriller taking its cue from the film version of the television series The Fugitive ."

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