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Directed by I. V. Sasi
Written by M. T. Vasudevan Nair
Starring Mohanlal
CinematographyN. A. Thara
Edited byK. Narayanan
Music by K. V. Mahadevan
VICI Films International
Distributed byCentury Release
Release date
  • 14 July 1985 (1985-07-14)

Rangam (transl.Scene) is a 1985 Indian Malayalam-language psychological drama film directed by I. V. Sasi and written by M. T. Vasudevan Nair. The film stars Mohanlal as Kathakali artist Appunni, along with Shobana and Raveendran. The film features a musical score composed by K. V. Mahadevan. [1] [2]



Appunni, a Kathakali artist, is the cousin of Chandramathi who is a classical dancer and Appunni is in love with Chandramathi. Madhavan, son of Karunakarapanickker, who is the owner of Sadanam the Kathakali Kalari, returns from Russia and falls for Chandramathi and eventually they get married. Then enters Jayanthi, an artist who wants to learn Kathakali and is the daughter of a rich business man.



The music was composed by K. V. Mahadevan and the lyrics were written by S. Ramesan Nair.

No.SongSingersLyricsLength (m:ss)
1"Aaraarum Ariyaathe" Krishnachandran S. Ramesan Nair
2"Bhaavayaami Raghuraamam" Vani Jairam
3"Kadhakalippadam" Kalamandalam Hyderali Traditional
4"Sarggathapassilakum Nimisham"Vani JairamS. Ramesan Nair
5"Swaathi Hridaya" K. J. Yesudas S. Ramesan Nair
6"Thamburaan Paattinu"KrishnachandranS. Ramesan Nair
7"Vanashree Mukham" K. S. Chithra, KrishnachandranS. Ramesan Nair


In a retrospect review, Neelima Menon of The News Minute wrote: "Mohanlal aces the role of the unrequited lover who carries a torch for the lady. And the actor’s transition is more internal, letting us buy into his vocation as a Kathakali dancer effortlessly". [3] In 2020, while writing about Mohanlal in Mathrubhumi , writer M. T. Vasudevan Nair said that, although he loves every roles he enacted in his screenplays, Mohanlal's performance in Rangam and Sadayam stays close to his heart the most. [4]

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