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Malayalam  ആനന്ദം
Produced by  Vineeth Sreenivasan
Narrated by  Anarkali Marikar
Directed by  Ganesh Raj
Screenplay by  Ganesh Raj
Starring  Arun Kurian Thomas Mathew Siddhi Mahajankatti Roshan Mathew Annu Antony Vishak Nair Anarkali Marikar

Aanandam (English: Joy) is a 2016 Indian Malayalam romantic comedy film written and directed by Ganesh Raj in his directorial debut. Vineeth Sreenivasan produces the film under the banner of Habit Of Life with Vinod Shornur under Cast N Crew.


The film features Arun Kurian, Thomas Mathew, Siddhi Mahajankatti, Roshan Mathew, Annu Antony, Vishak Nair and Anarkali Marikar in the lead roles. Shooting locations were at Goa, Hampi, Kochi, Mysore, and in Amal Jyothi College of Engineering, Kanjirappally, Kottayam. It was released in theatres on 21 October 2016.


The story starts with the introduction of a group of friends: Gautham, Kuppi aka K.Unnikrishnan Pillai, devika aka devooty, Dia, Darshana, Varun and Akshay. Gautham and Devika are love birds of their group, Kuppi pretends to be a wild life photographer, Akshay is a scared person who is in love with Dia, Varun an angry person who doesn't smile too much and Darshana is an introvert. They are excited to go for their first I.V tour in their college life. Further more the story explains how the tour changes the life of these seven people.


  • Thomas Mathew as Akshay
  • Arun Kurian as Varun Manjooran
  • Roshan Mathew as Gautham Roy
  • Vishak N Nair as K. Unnikrishnan Pillai / Kuppi
  • Siddhi Mahajankatti as Dia
  • Annu Antony as Devika / Devooty
  • Anarkali Marikar as Darshana Maliakal
  • Dr Rony David as Chacko Sir
  • Vinitha Koshy as Lovely Miss
  • Rajesh Sharma as Josettan (bus driver)
  • Nivin Pauly as Akash, Akshay's brother (cameo)
  • Renji Panicker as Dia's Father (cameo)
  • Kottayam Pradeep as Professor
  • Serah Mathews as Cathy
  • Music

    Songs are composed by Sachin Warrier, which his debut film as a music director. Lyrics were penned by Vineeth Sreenivasan, Manu Manjith, Sachin Warrier, Anu Elizabeth Jose.

    Box office

    The film collected 45 lakh in the first weekend from the UK box office.


    Aanandam Wikipedia