Pappan Priyappetta Pappan

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Pappan Priyappetta Pappan
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Directed by Sathyan Anthikad
Screenplay by Siddique–Lal
Produced byG. S. Harindran
Starring Mohanlal
Cinematography Anandakuttan
Edited byM. N. Appu
Music byAlleppey Ranganath
Rajamani (assistant)
Distributed byDinny Films
Release date
  • 3 January 1986 (1986-01-03)
Running time
138 minutes
Language Malayalam

Pappan priyapatta Pappan (lit.'Pappan Dear Pappan') is a 1986 Indian Malayalam-Fantasy film directed by Sathyan Anthikad and written by Siddique–Lal. It stars Mohanlal, Rahman, Thilakan, Lissy, Bahadoor, Unni Mary, Rajan P. Dev and Sankaradi. [1] [2] [3] This is the debut film of Siddique-Lal duo and Harisree Ashokan. The storyline is similar to Heaven Can Wait.



A singer Pappan is killed in a bike accident, by rival singer Umesh; but Yamaraj the Lord of Death realizes that Pappan had a few more days to live. Yamarajan allows Pappan to enter into bodies of other dead people. He first enters the body of a rich old man, then onto a Robinhood thief's body and finally onto CI (police)Devdas' body in a bid to tell his girlfriend Sarina that Pappan is dead, and to look forward to someone else in life.



The music was composed by Alleppey Ranganath and lyrics were written by R. K. Damodaran and Sathyan Anthikad.

1"Allithaamara" P. Jayachandran R. K. Damodaran
2"Kaalanillakkaalathoru Thalla"Balagopalan ThampiR. K. Damodaran
3"Puthan Manavaatti"Chorus, Jency Anthony, SindhuR. K. Damodaran
4"Shaarike Ennomalppainkilee"P. Jayachandran Sathyan Anthikad


Distributed by Dinny Films, Pappan Priyappetta Pappan was released on 3 January 1986. Upon release, the film was a commercial failure. However, it has over the years attained a cult following. Siddique in an interview with The Times of India told, "At that time Malayalis were not ready to accept death as a suitable subject for humour. It was a movie made a bit ahead of its time,” [4]

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