Music directorM. B. Sreenivasan Duration LanguageMalayalam
Release date4 September 1987 (1987-09-04) CastAnant Nag (King Swathi Thirunal), Nedumudi Venu (Iraiyamman Tampi), Ranjini (Sugandhavalli), Ambika (Narayani Pillai), Kaithapram Damodaran Namboothiri (Singer #1) Similar moviesRelated Lenin Rajendran movies
Swathi thirunal 1987 dance scenes montage
Swathi Thirunal is a 1987 Malayalam biographical film co-written and directed by Lenin Rajendran. It stars Anant Nag in the title role, and Srividya, Nedumudi Venu and Murali in other important roles. The film is based on the life of Swathi Thirunal Rama Varma, the Maharaja of the state of Travancore.
The story begins with Gowri Lakshmi Bayi entrusting the four-month-old Swathi Thirunal Rama Varma to the care of the English East India Company whose representative was Col. Munro. Then it cuts to when Swathi Thirunal is sixteen and takes over the reins of Travancore from his aunt Gowri Parvati Bayi. Swathi Thirunal's biography is then shown against the backdrop of the music that he himself has composed. The movie ends with his death in 1846.
Anant Nag as Swathi Thirunal Rama Varma (voice dubbed by Venu Nagavally)
Srividya as Gowri Parvati Bayi
Nedumudi Venu as Iraiyamman Tampi
Murali as Shadkala Govinda Marar
Ambika as Narayani Panam Pillai Amma Kochamma
Babu Namboothiri as Diwanji Subbaravu
Ranjini as Sugandhavalli
Jagannathan as Vadivelu
Innocent as Krishna Ravu
Kaithapram Damodaran Namboothiri as singer
Ravi Vallathol as singer
Kanakalatha as Narayani's Thozhi
Mehboob Sait ( guest role )
Kuyili as dancer
The film's original music was composed by M. B. Sreenivasan. The film is obviously a musical and it made use of several legendary kritis by Swathi Thirunal, Tyagaraja and Iraiyamman Tampi. The soundtrack features vocals of several renowned singers including M. Balamuralikrishna, who received a State award for his work.