• Fri. Apr 19th, 2024

“Vellam” is a 2021 Indian Malayalam-language drama film directed by and starring in the lead role.


The film tells the story of Murali (), a struggling alcoholic who lives in a small town with his wife and daughter. Murali's addiction has taken a toll on his personal and professional life, and he has become a burden to his family and friends.

After a series of incidents, Murali decides to turn his life around and quit drinking. However, the road to recovery is not easy, as he faces challenges and temptations at every turn.


“Vellam” is a powerful and emotional film that sheds light on the issue of alcoholism in India. delivers a standout performance as Murali, portraying the character's struggles and emotions with authenticity and depth.

The film's direction and cinematography are also impressive, capturing the beauty and struggles of life in a small town. The supporting cast, including as Murali's wife, also deliver strong performances.

The film's pacing is slow at times, but the themes of addiction, recovery, and redemption are well-portrayed and make for a compelling viewing experience.


“Vellam” has won several awards, including the Best Actor award for at the 51st Kerala State Film Awards. The film also won the Best Film award at the 2021 Jio Filmfare Awards South.

Directed by ,
Written by
Produced by Josekutty Madathil Yadu Krishna Ranjith Manambarakkat Biju Thoranathel (co-producer)
Starring , , , , , ,
Cinematography Roby Varghese Raj
Edited by Bijith Bala
Music by Bijibal
Friendly Productions LLP
Distributed by Central Pictures
Release date 22 January 2021
Country India
Language Malayalam
Budget ₹5 crore
Box office ₹2.85 crore

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