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Poster designed by Gayathri Ashokan
Directed by I. V. Sasi [1] [2]
Screenplay by Babu Janardhanan
Story byJokuttan
Produced byJokuttan
Starring Mohanlal
Divya Unni
CinematographyAravind Kamalanathan
Edited by K. Narayanan
Music by Vidyasagar
BJL Creations
Distributed byPranamam Pictures
Release date
  • 4 April 1997 (1997-04-04)
Running time
160 minutes
Budget₹2.75 crore

Varnapakittu (transl.Vibrant colors) is a 1997 Indian Malayalam-language drama film directed by I. V. Sasi and written by Babu Janardhanan from a story by Jokuttan. The film features Mohanlal and Meena in lead roles, with Dileep, Divya Unni, Madhu, Jagadish, Rajan P. Dev, M. G. Soman in supporting roles. [3] [4] [5] The movie, directed by I V Sasi, was a commercial success. [6]



Sunny Palamattam (Mohanlal) is a successful businessman in Singapore. He enjoys a flamboyant life with girlfriend Sandra Valookaran (Meena). His business rival, Mohammad Ali (Kazan Khan), was a partner who left after he was found embezzling company funds.

Sunny discloses his past to Sandra: his family was a happy one, until Pappan (Rajan P. Dev) framed Sunny's father Ittichan (Madhu) in a fraud case. Shortly after, Ittichan died of a heart attack, and Sunny's engagement with fiancée Nancy (Divya Unni) was called off. Sunny fled to Mumbai, and then to Singapore with Kuruvilla's help.

Later, Sunny learns that Sandra is actually a call girl hired by Mohammad Ali, to spy on Sunny and foil his business plans. To fulfill his marriage commitment to his family, he and Sandra pretend they are still engaged when they go to visit Sunny's family in Kerala. In his hometown, he meets the old enemies who falsely accused his father of theft and thus ruined the family reputation.

Sunny plans to take revenge on Pappan, Tonychen (Ganesh Kumar) and company, aided by Paily (Jagadish). In the meantime, he meets Nancy who is now married to Paulachen (Dileep), Tonychen's younger brother. When Tony tries to sexually assault Nancy, Paulachan is humiliated and commits suicide.

Mohammad Ali arrives with a gang from Singapore to reveal Sunny's "false marriage" ploy in an attempt to destroy him. Sunny pleads with Mohammad Ali to forget everything so that he can live a happy life and offers all his assets to Mohammad Ali, but Mohammad Ali has a change of heart and leaves Sunny and his family alone. In the end Sunny and Sandra appear with a happy family.



The songs were composed by Vidyasagar. "Velli Nila" is based on "Ooohalalo Oopirilo" from Urmila (1993).

1."Aakashangalil"Gireesh Puthencherry K S Chitra  
2."Anupama Sneha Chaithanyame"Jose Kallukulam K S Chitra  
3."Okkela Okkela"Gireesh Puthencherry Gangai AmaranM. G. Sreekumar Sujatha Mohan 
4."Velli Nila"Gireesh PuthencherryM G Sreekumar K S Chitra 
5."Manikyakallaal"Gireesh PuthencherryM. G. Sreekumar, Swarnalatha  
6."Doore Mamarakkombil"Gireesh PuthencherryK. S. Chitra 
7."Doore Mamarakkombil"Gireesh PuthencherryM. G. Sreekumar 

Box Office

Varnapakittu was major commercial hit in the year 1997 and was the beginning of the Mohanlal-Meena hit combo which churned out many movies including Olympian Anthony Adam,Mr Bhramachari, Natturajavu, Udayananu Tharam, Chandrotsavam, Drishyam, Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol, Drishyam 2 and Bro Daddy. [7] [8] [9] [10]

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