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Directed by Rafi Mecartin
Written byRafi Mecartin
Produced by Dileep [1]
Starring Dileep
Navya Nair
Prakash Raj
Rajan P. Dev
Harisree Asokan
Salim Kumar
Cochin Haneefa
Narrated byRafi Mecartin
Cinematography Saloo George
Edited by Harihara Puthran
Music by Suresh Peters
S. P. Venkatesh (background score)
Distributed by Kalasangham Films
Wrights Releases
Release date
4 July 2005 (Kerala)
Running time
150 minutes
Language Malayalam

Pandippada (transl. Pandi troop) is a 2005 Indian Malayalam-language comedy drama film written and directed by Rafi Mecartin. The film stars Dileep in the lead role while Navya Nair, Prakash Raj, Rajan P. Dev, Harisree Asokan, Salim Kumar, Cochin Haneefa, Ambika, Sukumari, and Indrans play supporting roles. The film was produced by Dileep and Anoop under the company Graand Production. [2] [3] The film was commercially successful at box office, it was one of the highest grossing film in 2005 and developed a cult following. [4]


The film released on 4 July 2005. The story follows Malayali Bhuvana Chandran (Dileep), an unsuccessful entrepreneur in a lot of debt, who gets involved in a land conflict between two powerful landlords in Tamil Nadu: Pandi Durai (Prakash Raj) and Karuppayya Swami (Rajan P. Dev). [5] [4] [6]


Pandippada is the story of a rivalry between Pandi Durai and his brother-in-law Karuppayya Swami, who are illiterate landlords, yet equally feared by the villagers for their brutalities. Bhuvanachandran is a 38 year old unsuccessful entrepreneur who gets a piece of land in the same village. He has a lot of debts and in order to clear that, he has to sell this land. However, Pandi and Karuppayya has not let any owner of the land to sell it, Bhuvan being the latest owner to land into trouble.

Bhuvanan, not knowing the situation stemming from the feud, comes to this village to check the possibilities of selling the land. Then he sees his best friend Bhasi who lived there and asks for his help. Bhasi takes him to Pandi, whose gang he was a member of, and Bhuvanan joins Pandi's group. Later, he falls in love with Meena, who is the beautiful, literate yet well-mannered daughter of Karuppayya. [7]

However, Pandi also wants to marry Meena, and this makes Pandi and Bhuvanan as enemies. Pandi wants to kill Bhuvanan. Karuppayya finds Bhuvan to be the better suitor than Pandi, and fixes the marriage of Meena and Bhuvanan. Pandi also fixes his marriage with Meena on the same date. In the chaos that follows, Bhuvanan beats Pandi in a duel, and finally gives a gun to him and asks him to shoot him if he cannot see him as a brother. Pandi realises his mistakes and forgives them both and nods approval for their marriage.


Box Office

The film was commercially successful in box office and ran more than 100 days completed in theatres.


The music was composed by Suresh Peters, with lyrics written by Chittoor Gopi, R. K. Damodaran, I. S. Kundoor, Nadirsha and Santhosh Varma.

No.SongSingersLyricsLength (m:ss)
1"Ariyaathe Ishtamaay" (D) V. Devanand, Jyotsna Chittoor Gopi
2"Ariyaathe Ishtamaay" (F)JyotsnaChittoor Gopi
3"Ariyaathe Ishtamaay" (M) V. Devanand Chittoor Gopi
4"Mayilin" Sujatha Mohan, Afsal, Vidhu Prathap R. K. Damodaran
5"Mayilin" (Remix)Sujatha Mohan, Afsal, Vidhu PrathapR. K. Damodaran
6"Mele Mukilin" K. S. Chithra, AfsalI. S. Kundoor
7"Panchaayathile"Sujatha Mohan, Afsal Nadirsha
8"Ponkanavu Minukkum" Mano, Ranjini Jose, TimmiSanthosh Varma

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