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Director  T. K. Rajeev Kumar
Music director  M. Jayachandran
Writer  P. Padmarajan
Language  Malayalam
5.4/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama
Country  India
Shweta Menon and Sreejith Vijay's sweet moments in the movie poster of the 2011 erotic drama film Rathinirvedam

Release date  June 16, 2011 (2011-06-16) (Kerala)June 17, 2011 (2011-06-17) (Outside Kerala)
Based on  Rathinirvedam by Padmarajan
Cast  Shweta Menon, Sreejith Vijay
Awards  Asianet Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer

Similar  Ithramathram (2012 film), Thalsamayam Oru Penkutty, Penpattanam

Rathinirvedam Romantic Scenes | Sweetha Menon Romance with Sreejith

Rathinirvedam is a 2011 Malayalam coming-of-age film directed by T. K. Rajeev Kumar and starring Shweta Menon and Sreejith. It is a remake of the 1978 film of the same name directed by Bharathan and written by P. Padmarajan based on his own novel Rathinirvedam. The film was produced by Suresh Kumar under the banner of Revathy Kalamandhir.


Sreejith Vijay looking at Shweta Menon who is wearing a yellow top and orange dupatta in the 2011 erotic drama film Rathinirvedam

Rathinirvedam stars Shweta Menon in the role of Rathi, and Sreejith in the role of Pappu. Shooting was done in the Onnattukara area of Kayamkulam and Mavelikkara, where the story is primarily set. Rathinirvedam was one of the most commercially successful Malayalam film of the year.

Shweta Menon playing bubbles while Sreejith Vijay riding on a bicycle in the 2011 erotic drama film Rathinirvedam


Shweta Menon playing bubbles in a movie scene from the 2011 erotic drama film Rathinirvedam

Pappu (Sreejith Vijay) stays in his mother's house after completing high school, awaiting results. During his stay, he falls in love with Rathi (Shweta Menon), a woman elder to him. The boy is very deeply in love with Rathi and shows his love in different ways. He keeps visiting the snake temple to see Rathi. There are many scenes in which Pappu expresses his love. Rathi also sees him as friend

Shweta Menon smiling while walking in the lake and wearing a beige dress and bandana in a movie scene from the 2011 film Rathinirvedam

but, after some time, she realizes his love. After some problems, the two families know about the love issue. They forbid them to see each other. Before the climax Rathi meets Pappu in the sarppakavu (snake temple).

Shweta Menon and Sreejith Vijay staring at each other in a movie scene from the 2011 erotic drama film Rathinirvedam

In the rain, Pappu seduces Rathi. Rathi does not agree at first, but as Pappu keeps advancing she can no longer stop herself and succumbs. However, after making love to Pappu, Rathi is bitten by a snake. Pappu offers to take her home, but she refuses saying that people would find out that they were alone in the temple. She goes home and starts crying loudly. Pappu watches all this helplessly. Rathi's mother, hearing her scream, comes into the room and asks her why she was crying. Rathi tells her that a snake has bitten her. The whole family carries Rathi to the hospital. Pappu watches all this secretly. The next day, Pappu is ready to go to his college. His relative takes him to the bus stop. There Pappu sees Rathi's family carrying her dead body. Pappu is engulfed by grief when he sees her dead body being carried in procession. He is shoved into a bus by his uncle. The film ends with Pappu crying as Rathi's body passes near the window of the bus.


  • Shweta Menon as Rathi
  • Sreejith as Pappu
  • Manianpilla Raju
  • Shammi Thilakan
  • Ajay Kumar (Guinness Pakru)
  • K. P. A. C. Lalitha
  • Maya Viswanath
  • Master Kunjan
  • Baby Ammu
  • Baby Meera
  • Box office

    Sreejith Vijay splatter water on Shweta Menon's face in a movie scene from the 2011 erotic drama film Rathinirvedam

    The film was made at a low budget of 1.40 crore made a distribution share of 2.5 crore (US$390,000) and a satellite right of 1.75 crore (US$270,000). Rathinirvedam was one of the top grossed Malayalam film of the year, compared to its low cost.


    The films soundtrack contains 5 songs, all composed by M. Jayachandran and Lyrics by Murukan Kattakkada.


    Shweta Menon walking in the lake and Sreejith Vijay smiling with two other people while his arms are wide open in the 2011 film Rathinirvedam
    2011 Kerala State Film Awards
    Sreejith Vijay looking at Shweta Menon while holding her hands in a movie scene from the 2011 erotic drama film Rathinirvedam

  • Won, Best Male Singer - Sudheep Kumar – "Chembakapoonkavile"
  • Won, Best Female Singer - Shreya Ghoshal – "Kannoram Chingaram"
  • References

    Rathinirvedam (2011 film) Wikipedia
    Rathinirvedam (2011 film) IMDb Rathinirvedam (2011 film)