Aaraattu Movie Poster


February 18, 2022
2hr 45min
Status: released

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Aaraattu Movie Details:

Movie NameAaraattu
Also known asNeyyattinkara Gopante Aaraattu
Country India
Language Malayalam
GenreAction, Drama
Release DateFebruary 18, 2022
Running Time2hr 45min
Shraddha Srinath
Directed by B. Unnikrishnan
Written byUdaykrishna
Produced byB. Unnikrishnan
Cinematography by Vijay Ulaganath
Edited by Shameer Muhammed
Music byRahul Raj
Production CompaniesRD Illuminations
Hippo Prime Motion Pictures
MPM Group
Distributor RD Illuminations
Budgetest ₹32 crores
Box Office Collectionest. ₹18 crore

Aaraattu Movie Cast and Characters:

  • Mohanlal as Neyyattinkara Gopan/ Agent X
  • Shraddha Srinath as RDO Anjali
  • Siddique as CI Sivasankaran
  • Vijayaraghavan as Edathala Mathai
  • Saikumar as Sathyasheelan
  • Nedumudi Venu as Sreedharan Master
  • K. B. Ganesh Kumar as SP Joseph Cherian IPS
  • Neha Saxena as Swapna / NIA officer Arundhati Pathak
  • Rachana Narayanankutty as Rugmini
  • Nandhu as Narayana Pillai, Panchayat President
  • Johny Antony as Adv. Vettickal Sasi, Mathai’s Legal Advisor
  • Maya Vishwanath as Deepa
  • Kottayam Ramesh as Kumarji / Shankar Vasudev, Hard-core Criminal
  • Ashwin Kkumar as Ayyappan aka Shiva
  • Prasanth Alexander as Thankachan, Panchayath Member
  • Riyaz Khan as Damodaran “Damodarji”


The film is set in a fictional village called Muthalakotta. The rustic serenity of the place is rattled by the arrival of Neyyattinkara Gopan, who is a rare mix of bravado and comic extravagance. The very purpose of his coming to the village undermines what the people there stand for. But their resistance withers layer by layer as Gopan weaves his spell on them.

About Aaraattu Movie:

  • The title of the film was announced in November 2020. Principal photography of the film began in November 2020 in Palakkad district and was completed in late March 2021.
  • The film marks the first collaboration between B. Unnikrishnan and Udaykrishna.
  • Originally The film was scheduled for 20 August 2021, the premiere was postponed due to the closure of theatres in Kerala because of the COVID-19 pandemic in India. Then, the film’s release date was pushed to 13 October 2021, but it was again postponed due to the same reason. It was then moved to 10 February 2022, but delayed again.
  • Aaraattu was released theatrically on February 18, 2022, by RD Illuminations. The film received mixed from critics.