Neelavelicham Movie Poster


April 20, 2023
2hr 11min
Status: released

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Where to Watch Neelavelicham (Stream)

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Neelavelicham Movie Details:

Based onNeelavelicham by Vaikom Muhammad Basheer
Country India
Language Malayalam
Release date20 April 2023
Running time2hr 11min
StarringTovino Thomas
Rima Kallingal
Roshan Mathew
Shine Tom Chacko
Directed by Aashiq Abu
Screenplay byOriginal screenplay:
Vaikom Muhammad Basheer
Additional screenplay:
Hrishikesh Bhaskaran
Produced byAashiq Abu
Rima Kallingal
Cinematography by Girish Gangadharan
Edited by V. Saajan
Music byBijibal
Rex Vijayan
Original Composer:
M. S. Baburaj
Production CompanyOPM Cinemas
Distributor OPM Cinemas

Neelavelicham Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Tovino Thomas as The writer
  • Rima Kallingal as Bhargavi and the Ghost
  • Shine Tom Chacko as M. Narayanan ‘M. N.’ alias Nanukuttan
  • Roshan Mathew as Sasikumar, Bhargavi’s Love interest
  • Rajesh Madhavan as Kuthiravattom Pappu
  • Chemban Vinod Jose as Raviyettan
  • Abhiram Radhakrishnan as Ramdas
  • Pramod Veliyanad as Cheriya Parikkanni
  • Jitin Puthenchery as Podiyan
  • Pooja Mohanraj as Suma
  • Uma K P as Bhargavi’s Mother
  • Devaki Bhagi as Latha
  • James Eliya as the restaurant owner
  • Jayaraj Kozhikode as the Postman
  • Renji Kankol as Noolan Paramu
  • Nisthar Sait as Noolan’s Uncle
  • Aami Thasneem as Paaru
  • Rajesh Mohan as the Rickshaw Puller
  • Akhil Raj VA as the Rickshaw Puller
  • TV Renjith as the Rickshaw Puller


A young, free-spirited writer arrives to stay in a desolate mansion, rumored to be haunted by the apparition of a young woman who committed suicide when she was betrayed in love. Based on Vaikom Muhammed Basheer’s timeless classic, this reimagination weaves a spellbinding narrative, blending traditional storytelling with modern filmmaking.

About Neelavelicham Movie:

Neelavelicham is the second remake of Vaikom Muhammad Basheer’s short story of the same name, following the 1964 adaptation Bhargavi Nilayam.

It was announced in January 2021 by director Aashiq Abu on the 113th birth anniversary of legendary freedom fighter and Malayalam literary writer Vaikom Muhammad Basheer, along with a poster depicting an ancient Kerala-style home buried in the darkness and gently glowing with moonlight.

Principal photography of the film was kickstarted on 25 April 2022 in Pinarayi, Thalassery. The film was completed in mid-August 2022.

It was also stated that Shaiju Khalid was replaced by cinematographer Girish Gangadharan.

This film marks Aashiq Abu and Tovino Thomas fourth collaboration, following after Maayanadhi, Virus, and Naaradan.

Neelavelicham was released in India on 20 April 2023 by OPM Cinemas. The film is available for streaming on OTT platform Amazon Prime Video.

In March 2023, music composer Baburaj’s daughter sent a legal notice to Aashiq Abu and Bijibal against them using Baburaj’s song from Bhargavi Nilayam in Neelavelicham. She complained that the remade versions of Baburaj’s songs present in the movie had been used without prior permission and was made in such a way that destroys the uniqueness and essence of the original versions.