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Directed by Joshi
Written by S. N. Swamy
Shibu Chakravarthy
Produced by V. Balaram
Starring Mammootty
Priya Raman
Cinematography Jayanan Vincent
Edited byK. Sankunny
Music by S. P. Venkatesh
Distributed byAmbu Films
Release date
  • 15 September 1994 (1994-09-15)
Running time
177 minutes

Sainyam is a 1994 Malayalam-language action film written by S. N. Swamy and directed by Joshi. Starring Mammootty, Mukesh, Priya Raman, Mohini, Vikram, Dileep, and Sukumaran in main roles. [1] The film score and soundtrack were composed by S. P. Ven.



The story is about the life of an Indian Air Force officer Group Captain, Eashwar, who engages himself in a project called "Red Alert," which involves the renovation of condemned aircraft. He is 35, unmarried, and interested in the Research Wing of the Indian Air Force. Eshwar is assisted by Wing Commander Zakir.

As a cover, the research is being conducted at an Indian Air Force Academy. The cadets Jiji, Thomas a.k.a. 'Kokku' Thoma, and more especially Shradha Kaul provide comic relief.

Meanwhile, there are terrorists/anti-nationals trying to steal the project's secrets.

The movie ends with a note stating " A tribute to the Indian Air Force".



The film was shot at the Air Force Academy in Dundigal. The shoot was originally scheduled for November, but was postponed to March after Mammootty got chicken pox. [2]


Shibu Chakravarthy wrote all the lyrics.


The film was released on 15 September 1994.

Box office

The film was both a commercial and critical success. [3] [4]


The song "Bagy Jeansum" was paid homage with a reference in the interlude of the song Kinnam Katta Kallan" in the 2018 film Kaly . [5]

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